Okay another idiot question here. Createx paints. I'm hoping that Vid and some other experts here can provide some feedback on what I'm doing wrong.
A couple of issues going on that may be all related.
First, even when sanding the surfaces with a good 400 grit and removing all gloss, the Createx is not really adhering as well to the surface as I expected it. It's still fairly elastic and can be pulled up or scraped off in some areas fairly easy. For sharp areas like flame tips, some of the paint often comes off with the Frisket (even when I pull "against it" but with some angles there are no good directions to pull against, and I always remove at a low angle so as to not lift paint).
Is this normal?
Second, I am getting some pretty awful wrinkling with some areas (but not all). These areas were all cleaned in the same way and shot at the same time, yet when Spraymax 1k is applied with a thin coat, some places wrinkled, and others did not.
My theory is that the wrinkling may be caused by too much water still present in the Createx acrylic (not completely cured) and the reason for this is that in the areas where it did wrinkle I applied the Create too thick and did not effectively heat set it.
I'm in the process of stripping it all off right now, but before I start spraying again I want to have some confidence that this might be the issue so I don't have to repeat making the same dumb mistake!
You can see how bad it was in the blue, but also note the inner portion of the arrow (orange part) which was the first time I saw this. The yellow went on perfectly.