AS I was was spraying just now, I had to stop & make this quick post...
If you really are up for the challenge of repainting a frame, a GREAT way to get a COMPLETE understanding of the tasks ahead, do this....
Go to Toys-R-Us & buy an ESTES model rocket!!
Build it & paint it, and you'll be far wiser, young padiwon!
..you have tubing as a substrate, complex intersections, fine detail, various materials; both of build AND finishing, as well as those brutal water-slide decals!
You'll learn to be....um..patient!
If you paint too soon..(clouding); paint a little too late...(wrinkling); too much paint...(runs); too little...(dusty); a little too little....(orange peal); didn't press the edge of the tape down well...(tape bleed); sanded through layer...(bleed through;shows when painted over with light colors); clear when it's cold...(clouding); clear when it's really cold...(solvent popping; champagen bubbles through-out the clear)
You get the idea.
But then you clear-coat it and GO!
Launch or ride, they're both fun!
plus, rockets are small, and will leave you equipped with some leftover paint for when you decide you really want to spray a frame!
Good luck with that!
now back to the booth...flash time is up.