The cloudiness is known as blushing. Moisture condensing on a newly painted car surface causes it. You can eliminate it by applying car compounds or sanding down the surface and putting on a new finish.
In this article, I’ll answer common questions about how to prevent blushing and eliminate it when it happens.
Blushing is milky gray cloudiness that appears on a vehicle’s surface immediately or shortly after it’s been painted.
When applying paint, moisture in the air condenses in or on the paint film. Painting a car in humid conditions can result in condensation. So can air from a spray gun or solvent evaporation.
If blushing occurs while painting, you can:
If the newly painted finish has dried, minor blushing can be corrected by applying the compound according to manufacturer instructions or by polishing the surface. Severe blushing can be remedied by sanding the surface and refinishing it. Check out our tips on the best ways to apply the compound and polish your vehicle.
There are four key things you can do to keep blushing from happening:
Doing these things will help prevent unsightly blushing on your painted automotive surfaces.