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Old 11-07-2004, 06:35 AM
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Buffing Acrylic Enamel??

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they use to wet sand and buff acrylic enamel. It is Dupont Centari with 793S hardner. I have heard that 3m-perfect-it products are good, but there are so many to choose from that I have no idea where to even start. Reason I need to sand and buff is that I have a few dirt specs in the paint. I painted last night and I am also wondering how long that I should wait before doing this.

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I am assuming you used a base/clear coat system. If so how many coats of clear? I would wet sand the spots with 2000 grit and buff with a med foam pad using a med grade compound followed by a good finishing compound. Take your time, light pressure and higher speed. Watch the area closely and just buff till the 2000 grit marks are gone.
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Umm... he said acryllic enamel in the thread therefore im assuming no basecoat clear coat. Read the thread next time!


Sorry Im still asking and finding informatin on this myself can't help you out yet.
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Jerry, Was it a metallic paint or solid color ? If it was a metallic then NO you don't wet sand or buff , doing so will effect the metallic and can cause striping . If on the other hand it is a solid color Yes you can but no matter whitch you need to wait atleast a month to do anything to give it time to cure .

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Sorry, I have been busy at work. It was a single stage enamel. And, I guess unfortunately it is ruby red "metallic". I guess probably my best option would be to live with it, but I still have the hood and trunk lid to install and paint, so what would your suggestions be on sanding/scuffing the paint and applying recoating when I paint the hood and trunk lid. Should I wait a month or so? I probably won't do this for a while unless I see a good weather forecast. All I use for heat is a kerosene bullet heater. Plenty of heat, but I don't think it is that clean. I probably got in a little bit of a hurry to get it painted so I could put the engine back in, etc.

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Old 11-09-2004, 06:08 PM
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Jerry , If it was me I would wait and scuff what you have painted with 600 wet and then recoat it all . One thing wiith metallic paint you want to paint it ALL at one time. I'm in no way a pro I haven't shot a car in several years but when I did I used Dupont Centari . As for the color I like When I get done with the body work on my Ranchero Thats the color I have for it.

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