How do I eliminate orange peel when spraying urethane clear coat .
I am repainting the hood on my VW cabrio.
The color went on well but the 2 part urethane clear is getting bad orange peel.
Papa, Most important to follow the instructions on the product/paint you are using and using all the same product brand are important. Temperature, mixing/thinning, PSI your spraying at, spray tip size, technique how close/far you are to work when applying paint and and try to hold spray gun straight/perpendicular to surface being sprayed, all can effect the way clear coat is going to lay.
I would always spray a test sample before spraying the hood to see what adjustments have to be made to avoid faults in the top coat.
I will post a couple links that can give more info. and how to take care of orange peel in top coat after the fact. Good luck.
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I'm by no means the spray master, but i found some resources for you that seem to be consistent with the (little bit of) spraying i've done:
Also this forum post seems to cover thinning down poly pretty thoroughly:
Best of luck