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    Hycote Lacquer Spray...look goes wrong :(

    After spray-tinting my rear lights I asked for lacquer suggestions on here.
    So I bought a can of Hycote spray-on lacquer, and following the instructions on the can I sprayed on two light coats at a distance of 25 cms.
    I then sprayed a final coat which was a bit more than a dust coat. This was all done yesterday afternoon with the temp around 7 deg C I think.
    The can does say use in the temp range 15 – 25 deg C, but I thought it wouldn’t matter so much as long as I apply light coats and leave 15 mins between each coat – which I did.

    24 hours later after spraying, the lights appear quite misty/cloudy looking. They may well have a lacquer coat on them but the misty/cloudy look is obviously pants.

    Any idea on how to rectify/rescue this situation?

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    wet sand with a very high grit paper. Did it too mine and the cloudy/orange peel look went away straight away
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    wetsand the lights with 4000grit (lowest abrasiveness) and if that does not remove it, step it up to 3000 or even 2000 wet and dry, then go back down the abrasiveness and end on 4000 grit and you'll need to machine polish them to be fair to remove the sanding marks.

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    Hmmm I have no machine.
    I'm looking to do it by hand.

    So you guys are suggesting a 4000 grit paper to start off with?
    Spraying water on whilst rubbing it hard?

    (I've never done any plastic sanding before!)

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    If it were me I would use 2000 on them until the misting has gone then give them a quick rub down with the 4000. Don't rub too hard, you may go right through and have to start again. Also, rub in the same direction.
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