A few days ago I did the front of the main cab. It has stripes that wrap around the sides as well, so you have to do the front first, and then can align the stripes on the sides with the front. I did the blue first, waited 48 hours, then red, waited 48 hours.
Today I went ahead and did one of the large sides on the main body with the blue color.
I had one small issue applying the stencil. A small piece of one hand with fingers in the center pulled off when removing the backing of the stencil and sticking it down. It was such a small piece I didn’t notice until I took the premask off the top, and saw that one hand was missing two little fingers.
I was able to find the piece on the discarded backing and stuck it back on.
Removing the stencil was a real pain and nerve wracking. So many small detail pieces, and have to be so careful not to let the stencil fall back onto the surface. I had to cut into many pieces with an exacto knife as I pulled it up. My fingers got blue paint on them as I grabbed the stencil, but I had a paper towel soaked in mineral spirits nearby so that I could constantly clean my fingers after removing a section. I didn’t want to touch the cab and leave blue fingerprints.
To add to the stress, I got one light coat mostly on when the spray can started spattering and ran out of aerosol. It was still 80% full. I grabbed another can, and same thing, after a few seconds, it fizzled out. I grabbed a third can, and same damn thing!
I was now out of paint, half finished, and had to fly to the store to return the defective cans and buy more. 45 minutes later I was back home and finished.
Lesson learned - buy many more cans than you need in case some are defective and don’t spray well. I’ll need to touch up the sides as well, as I also got small strings of clinging paint to the stencil that would fall back down.41EE47DB-F292-4874-A40C-9FD0093C3588 (resized).jpeg2F73C976-825E-47D2-BA83-7B6769A65D86 (resized).jpeg00DA067D-9C0F-4FDE-8896-C0B3908307C9 (resized).jpeg8C4DCD63-1D47-4228-9078-CDCF348B7D9A (resized).jpegA9121CBE-AE4F-4077-9990-E37A47FA5CB8 (resized).jpegF9D670AD-01C0-4CEC-A2A7-FFA63535ED25 (resized).jpeg