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Old 09-20-2005, 02:50 AM
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2 pac clear

Can anyone tell me is it possible to sand and polish 2 pac clear to the same gloss as that achieved off the gun. Most jobs dont require this because the 2 pac clear off the gun is usually brilliant.

My predicament is that the job Ive done is flawless except for one or two minor dust specs landing on the surface!!!(transparent particle) Should I just leave it or can it be locally sanded and then polished to match the surrounding off the gun gloss.

The specs are more noticable if you follow the curve of the auto line in full sunshine and as "rolling" over with the eye the reflective sun gloss ascentuates the speck in reflection. Maybe Im to critical and aware of it being there!

Please advise!!

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sand & buff

I would think that you should be fine by a light nib & polish, but I am not firmilliar with that clear! I'm sorry I'm not that much help! Who' product are you using?
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This has been an argument for a long time weather you can buff
to the clarity of a good sprayed clear finish.
Some don't believe you can.
You can if you polish the finish after buffing, and polish with
a fine enough grit. I do it by hand to get that really clear "clear"
It's hard work but it can be done.
You want to make sure your final steps doesn't have any "glaze"
in them because the glaze just hides the imperfections.
I find that the fluorescent lights in my garage helps show the scratches
and dull spots better than outside so lighting plays a role too.
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Gloss of the gun

Thanks people for your replies.
I use a clear that is sold in Australia under the name of "Europa" 2 k finish, europol 2k polyester modified acrylic. Its a blend of resins from european sources especially german as indicated on their brief web site. www.autopaint2k.com.au

I get really good gloss of the gun without having to do any further polishing methods. Although some small particles do settle on the clear ---not to often--- the gloss is fabulous and thus accentuates any minor imperfections 10 fold.
The layer dries to a very hard durable finish with a very nice ultra gloss. Im afraid that by abraiding this tough exo-layer with the finest wet and dry paper that the gloss off the gun can never be re-instated. It may also be very hard to polish and buff and may create swirl marks to show up. I think i may leave it and try and eliminate the initial problem by having very controlled surrounding with very little air tubulence and careful movement near the job at hand in the future.
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