Long story short, I ended up with a "ripple/wrinkle/crackle" finish on my clear coat and I'm not sure why. Here's the long story.
I de-badged and painted my emblems. Waited two days, and did the clear coat. Everything looked pretty good except for a gnat that got painted in and some small grass/dust that also blew onto it. I put on the 3M double-sided automotive tape and then proceeded to trim it away from the holes. I nicked up the paint doing this in a few areas. A couple of places, I scratched with the blade, and a couple with the handle. I figured, that was pretty easy the first time and now I've got the tape trimmed... what the hell, lets just redo the paint. I got some fine grain sandpaper, 320 I think, and scuffed up the surface good. I wasn't trying to take everything off, just the clear-coat and make sure the surface was rough to take the next coat of paint.
Washed/dried to get all the sanding dust off. Repaint, and it looks great. Even better than the first time. At this point I'm very excited. I wait 4 days before I can clear coat due to being busy and not getting home before dark all week. I do one coat (even spray, across and back, just like before) and I notice an immediate wrinkling/crackling effect on the clear coat. WTF?!?!? I was sad.
The only two difference I know were that I had to wait longer for the clear coat than I did the first time, and it was a somewhat humid day the second time. It was going to rain and I had about 30 mins of sunlight so I wanted to get it sprayed and back inside to cure up. I suspect the humidity, but really, it wasn't THAT humid.
Any ideas or thoughts? At this point I'm just taking the tape off the truck and going with no badges for a while. I was going for red badges on the black truck. Looks good with the red springs.