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Old 06-30-2017, 11:23 AM   #1
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Question about paint dry time in hot weather

I spray-painted primer on the trunk weatherstrip area of my civic yesterday (around noon, and mid-afternoon), after removing all rust from the area, and before I put on a new weatherstrip. The paint says to only repaint within 2 hours of the previous layer, or otherwise after 48 hours of dry-time.

Will the warm weather that we're having reduce the dry-time before I can repaint the vehicle enough so that I could paint the colour coat today, or should I wait until tomorrow?

My car's sitting outside, in the sun for some hours in the day, but in the shade for more hours out of the day.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:54 PM   #2
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Only thing that can make paint dry faster is if you watch it ... the sun, dry heat won't do a damn thing.
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:53 PM   #3
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Lol. Looks like it.

I tried a bit of additional primer on top of the previous layer, and it did this.

I guess putting more paint on top of paint that hasn't fully dried but has partly hardened caused the partly-hardened paint to re-liquefy, move, and cause these folds.

I'll wait a couple of days, then sand it, and then either re-primer it and wait. Or, if there's still enough primer on it after sanding and it's smooth, maybe I'll just put the colour coat on it then.
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