Originally Posted by stepyourgameup
Can anyone answer this for me?
Edit: Nevermind, I found my answer. Looking back at the original MM thread, my screen is almost exactly like the one Mississippi Man took a picture of. I think all is good.
Let's hope so....
"He started out with the paint being too thick"
Usually that means the paint applies as to much of a semi-dried dust, and results in a somewhat fuzzy "sand papery" texture. While this is not necessarily a bad thing at all for performance...image wise, it does make keeping the surface free of dust and lint more difficult.
Such a surface must be cleaned using a Duster Wand, or similar Brush on a regular basis tied to how quickly such a surface accumulates such particles.
What must not be done is to "rub" the surface, since doing so will smooth down the "fuzziness" in spots, resulting in spots with more visible sheen....a "slippery" spot if you will.
One of the decided benefits of diluting the various Mixes as much as is done it that doing so produces a almost "Glass Smooth" surface, one that is very "Tight", and resistant to attracting and holding debris. Another desirable trait is that when the surface cures out, it's very resistant to absorbing any moisture or "GASP
" stains from accidents. A quick wipe with a damp cloth, and then a very light "Dry wipe" usually leaves an affected spot looking pristine. With a "Rough textured" screen, that becomes far more problematical a job.
back when I was always using a full blown 32 Gal. 5.5 HP Tank/HVLP Gun Rig, I myself used to resist diluting paint, opting instead to use more Pressure and a wider Nozzle tip to force the thicker paint out. While I loved the end result, owning to the fact that such a surface also hid blemishes and spraying errors, I and others reported instances where such a surface was a issue waiting to happen. Not to mention (...but I will....) applying paint in that manner produces a lot more airborne paint dust.
So now, what I see (...or hope your seeing...) is that with the last "diluted coats" you applied, the surface should be getting a bit less fuzzy.
You tell me, is that...did that happen?