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    Can't Get Rustoleum Paint to Dry / Harden...

    It's been about 2 months since I put down the primer, and 1 month since the coat of white+clear hit it, and the paint is still soft . I used the chip resistance professional enamel paint, with recommended primer, and enamel clear coat. Everything is perfectly dry, but if I wrap a tie wrap around the paint surface, it will leave an indentation after a couple of days.

    Is this just the nature of a 'rattle can' job?

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    Sounds normal to me, especially with all the film build you describe.
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    rustoleum sucks ass unless its dry and very hot out
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    You want to let it dry more between coats. And don't spray them down so thick, just barely enough so that you have a smooth finish. Enamel also "rolls out" and flows and gets smoother for a long time after you spray before it dries, something like 15-20 minutes. So spray a barely thick enough layer to be smooth and it flattens out and gets glossy right before it dries. Spray no more than 3-4 layers and wait about 2-3 hours between coats.

    At this point, you have no option but to strip and re-paint. Use much better high-quality 2-part epoxy paints from automotive suppliers. Ends up costing less than rattle-can paint once you get over 1-quart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    You want to let it dry more between coats. And don't spray them down so thick, just barely enough so that you have a smooth finish. Enamel also "rolls out" and flows and gets smoother for a long time after you spray before it dries, something like 15-20 minutes. So spray a barely thick enough layer to be smooth and it flattens out and gets glossy right before it dries. Spray no more than 3-4 layers and wait about 2-3 hours between coats.

    At this point, you have no option but to strip and re-paint. Use much better high-quality 2-part epoxy paints from automotive suppliers. Ends up costing less than rattle-can paint once you get over 1-quart.
    I agree on the use of a 2-part automotive product. Produces much better results. Pretty expensive though and requires special equipment to spray.

    Regarding waiting between coats, this is not recommended for Rustolium; recoat time is less than one hour. If you want beyond this time with Rustolium, the under coat layers will wrinkle. Sad but true. Best to follow the manufacturers instructions.
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