No, the goal is to have it lay down beautifully flat. It might be too much thinner or poorly shaken/mixed combined with the thinner. One thing to remember, it's impossible to have your paint too well stirred (although it is a problem if you get bubbles entrained in it). It could also be dust or oil on the surface. Hard to say...... there is obviously a bit of orange peel, I was planning on knocking it out with sanding...correct?
when rolling and tipping properly is it expected to have orange peel?
The paint itself, not the hull. I just wanted to sand it with very fine grit so it felt a bit more smooth. It's hard to explain, it feels smooth, just not that slick, silky surface I am looking for.I suppose you could sand it then wax it to recover some sheen. But is the paint itself “unsmooth” or is it the hull?
One comment on your colour choice. It looks awesome but know that it will really show scratches and dings.
All sandpaper through 600 is a flattening effect. 800 through 1200 is "satin." Beyond that is gloss. When you put on rubbing compound you are effectively using somewhere between 1200 (heavy rubbing compound) and 3000 (fine polish).The paint itself, not the hull. I just wanted to sand it with very fine grit so it felt a bit more smooth. It's hard to explain, it feels smooth, just not that slick, silky surface I am looking for.
I assumed it was customary to sand with fine grit after the last coat of paint.
It would be great if @dburchfiel would step in because I know he has recently painted his 505 and should have some tips.
Thanks!Get some 3m finishing film (sandpaper) for your RO sander. It comes in 1000-5000 grit. The hull will be smooth, dull and fast sanding with 600 0r 800. After that sand with 2000 grit then 5000 grit and it will be gloss.
For some reason my photo's aren't loading but there's a picture of my custom painted car in the 505 Covid thread that was done that way. The only buffing that was done was swirl remover after sanding with 5000.