Cracks or lines of various lengths and widths in the topcoat finish often resembling the cracking
of dried mud.
- Excessive film thickness of the undercoat and/or topcoat.
- Refinishing over a previously crazed/cracked surface.
- Insufficient flash time between coats and/or force drying undercoats using air from the spray gun.
- Mixing incorrectly or using too much hardener.
- Paint ingredients not thoroughly stirred or agitated.
- Breakdown of finish due to prolonged exposure to sunlight, moisture, and extreme temperature changes.
- Using generic reducers and/or hardeners.
- Remove all cracked paint film and refinish.
- Apply all materials following label direction.
- Completely remove crazed/cracked finishes before refinishing.
- Do not force dry undercoats by fanning with spray gun air.
- Mix ingredients thoroughly using the recommended additives. Add each component in proper sequence
following the recommended mixing ratio.
- Stir or agitate materials thoroughly before use to ensure all ingredients are in solution.
- Use premium two component undercoat and topcoat system to provide maximum gloss and durability.
- Use the recommended thinner/reducer and hardener, and then measure accurately.