Tiger Stripes and Blotchy/Cloudy Paint Causes and Fixes! 🤔

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Hey, it’s Tony from LearnAutoBodyAndPaint with another video for the Q&A series. Here’s a question from Cody. 

“How are you doing, Tony? I’m a big fan of your work and I’ve learned everything I know from your videos. My problem is when I’m spraying a hood there are faded lines in it, not on other panels but just the hood. 

I know it’s a bigger area to cover and I’ve tried putting down a dust coat. It helped but it still left splotches. It’s quite difficult to see on the pictures. I just want to know what I need to do to correct the problem. Thanks for all you do and videos you put out.”

I wish you would’ve told me if this is a single-stage or a base coat clear coat paint job. However, it looks like it’s a base coat clear coat paint job. 

You have to be careful when spraying with single-stage acrylic or synthetic enamel because of the tendency to cause patching and tiger stripes. There are numerous reasons for these such as insufficient coverage, your spray gun not atomizing property and not having the correct pressure settings and not having your paint mixed well. 

You need to make sure that you are using a good spray gun and your air cap and nozzle is clean and that it’s coming out evenly. You can test it on a panel or even a piece of paper to check the fan pattern. 

Get at least a medium-grade spray gun and not cheap guns like Harbor Freight because they deteriorate quickly. If you want a good medium-grade spray gun, check out the Atom Spray Guns. 

You don’t need a high end gun like the Sata or Iwata, especially if you are on a budget. They are the best mid-grade guns in the market now. It’s not a well-known gun but we have great reviews for these spray guns. Grab your Atom Spray Gun now on Zoolaa.

Zoolaa has a great promo right now that if you buy an Atom X27 Spray Gun, you’ll get a FREE Gun Budd. The Gun Budd system lights up your paint job. It’s a COB/LED detect light technology that mirrors direct sunlight. Check it out now. 

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