So.....I took a kebab break last night and didn't put the clear on until early this morning
I hate applying clear, the last step after all that work and you nearly always end up with a run because something inside just eggs you on to apply more, just a little more, go on! You should apply it while the base coat is still within a certain window, you need the clear to 'melt' into it, 12-16hrs max.
Misty coat first to create adhesion then the upper half of the fork is the second wet coat
Third and final very wet coat, no runs! This 2k clear is awesome, it can go on very thick but the can emptied in no time. The colour is good and red but the pearl lights it up with an orange tinge, its just right as I was worried it wouldn't be red enough.
The frame by my calculation now has 1 litre of liquid on it, time to add another half litre! Removed a few spots in the base with wooden tool and applied three coats run free. It has gone on smoother than usual, bad orange peel is not a problem to deal with after but this won't need much wet sanding at all. Can't see anything stuck in it either which is a bonus
I've tried to show the pearl but its subtle, I will take much better pics as soon as I can get it in the sun.
Pretty happy with it, the colour is cool but not that in your face, I really wanted to paint it lurid yellow or something but I have the red ano parts for bling!
Just need to clean up the mess, sand the whole thing with 2000+ wet and dry to remove the minimal peel, then machine polish and not before time, put the damn thing back together
97 GT LTS-1
99 GT Lobo DH 1000 x 2