You’ve finished painting your car. However, within hours, days, or weeks of the paint drying, you notice feather edges or sand scratches in the repaired area. This is shrinkage. Repair it by sanding and refinishing the affected area.
In this article, I’ll answer common questions about how to prevent shrinkage and eliminate it when it happens.
Paint shrinkage (also known as bullseyes, ringing, or edge mapping) happens when the final coating of paint shrinks, revealing ragged edges and scratches.
Shrinkage in a paint finish can be caused by several things:
Do either of the following things to repair an area with shrinkage:
Allowing enough drying time and curing time is critical when it comes to preventing shrinkage. Here are five things to remember:
Following these steps will help prevent shrinkage on the finish of your newly painted car.