OK, some knowledge imparted from videos before I started Mels C Class Wing and Side Skirt has worked like a charm !!
Also the New Devilbiss that made a big difference to my Wallet has also made a big difference to my Clear Coat finish
The Red Gun is now Primer Gun, that laid on 3 nice coats of high build, a touch of Orange Peel, but the Panels wet flatted down quite easily with 800 grit. They were second hand Panels from a breakers and had a fair few chips and scratches to get rid of, hence 3 coats before flatting
Base Coat, I gave it a quick spray under and round the edges twice, then an average coat horizontally, wet coat vertically and finally wet coat horizontally, about 10 mins between coats at 40c, not a Tiger Stripe in sight, nice even base colour.
Now fired up the Devilbiss Gun for Clear Coat................
First thing is, I was waiting too long between Clear Coats, at 40c it only needs 5 to 10 mins, did round the edges twice first, then 3 full wet Clear Coats.
Barely any Orange Peel in the Clear Coat, does not require flatting, just a few dust nibs to nip off and an easier Polish too.
TBH, I never even swept the floor this time, so should get a reduction when S Class comes back in after hoovering and damping down floor
No Runs this time, just one barely noticeable "very slight saggy" which will come out real easy
I also learned from the Videos that with modern Clear Coat systems any more than 3 Coats is un necessary and causes problems in the finish, because the coats underneath are already gone off !!
So happy bunny, I've now got the finish I want off the Guns, which will cut down the time taken messing around to flat and polish it to a high gloss finish
I feel sure once the Extract Fan is installed, the dust nibs will become almost non existent, that is my only gripe now, I know all paint jobs get some, I just feel I'm getting a few too many floating around in the overspray misty air
Guess I'll have to fit Mels Panels on Sunday
Lets hope this carries over to the rest of the S Class