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Common Defects

Dirt / Seed/ Bits

DESCRIPTION:
A rough, irregular surface to the paint film, is easily felt with the hand.  The particles are often totally embedded in, and covered by the paint film.

CAUSE:
Airborne particles settling on and becoming incorporated in the paint film during or immediately after spraying.

REMEDY:
  • Flatten or de-nib the affected area with fine abrasive using a sander or block
  • Polish with Mechanical polisher

 


Acid/Solvent attack

DESCRIPTION:
Irregular patches of roughened, discoloured, partly stripped or disintegrating surface, possibly with crazing or cracking in the affected area. Traces of the attacking substance may be present.

Cause:
Caused in shipping transport from hydraulic fluids on ships, Caused by shipping on car transporters or
Brake fluid or similar has been spilled onto paint.

REMEDY:
  • Light damage may be remedied by flatting with fine abrasive using soft block or sander then polished using a mechanical polishing machine  
  • In the event of more severe attack, remove the paint down to a sound surface, ensure that all traces of contaminants are removed, and repaint.

 

Water Spotting

DESCRIPTION:
Looks like water droplets (white rings) that have dried on the paint film and caused discolouration.