Buffing - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-28-2006, 01:29 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 146
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Most people want to sand and buff there new paint job right away. Yes the paint is softer, but take a minute and sit back and think about it for a second. You spent all that time in producing a beautiful paint job and then you just cant wait to grab some 1500 and knock it down flat. To me you are just setting your self up for failure. I have learned from experience to let the paint cure for a few weeks or even a month or so. I just finished buffing out a caddy that I painted over a month and a half ago. The paint was fully cured which means two things. One I started off with 1000 grit instead of 1500 and just worked my way up to 1500. Two I don't have to worry so much about burning the edges because they are not as soft as that week old paint job.

I use the 3M perfect it 3000 heavy cut with a foam compounding pad. I start off with a nice size X of compound on an area about two feet by two feet. I've seen people who will just continue to buff that sucker dry. In my opinion that's wrong. I keep it semi wet. When I see the compound start to slowly dry as I'm buffing I stop and get a little squirt bottle with some soapy water and mist a little water on top of it and then continue back buffing. I never let the compound dry fully. I want some swril marks in it still because then I know that its still wet and will help prevent burn thru. When I feel comfortable with the progress of the shin that I'm kinda seeing, I go ahead and wipe it dry with that once again white T-shirt. Now you will be able to see how the shine is developing.

Now that I'm happy with the gloss, I change pads and go for the machine glaze/polish. I put about 4 to 5 little drops on a 2x2 area and start buffing. Once again I want it to maintain a little wet, not as wet as the compounding phase but close. When I see it starting to dry, I mist a little soapy water on it and continue until I get that deep luster shine that I'm after. Sadly I actually use more water than the polish, but who cares because its the final shine that I'm after.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time buffing Ratchet Body - Exterior 5 11-15-2006 03:51 PM
Help on buffing zapf Body - Exterior 14 12-06-2005 09:29 PM
Buffing Problems ChrisMiddleron Body - Exterior 18 10-30-2004 05:13 AM
Help me out here guys...Buffing Q's TurboS10 Body - Exterior 15 12-28-2002 03:33 PM
Clear Coat Sanding and Buffing Q's TurboS10 Body - Exterior 0 12-15-2002 07:28 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.