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Old 04-30-2005, 03:06 PM
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What would be the proper way to rub out Centari? I painted my dashboard with it and the top has quite a bit of orange peel, I did use the hardener with it, could it be buffed out by hand? I cant get a electric buffer up there?

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Old 04-30-2005, 05:32 PM
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I've wet sanded centari with 1500 wet or dry sand paper and buffed. I just bought a small air buffer with about a 3" pad that works really neat.
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Those are a lifesaver. I have the 3" wool pad, which I made a 2" aluminum back up disk for and mounted on an old 1/4" grinding chuck.That way it has a little more stiffness and a 2" black waffel pad that are worth ever penny paid for them.
If it's very bad,You may be better off 400 sanding and reshooting.Depending on how thick it is,you may cut thru and then your reshooting anyway.
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Finish sand with 2500 or finer and you should be able to easily hand rub it.

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What's the best compound to use after wet sanding?
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I used to paint with acrylic enamel a lot, and I've used the Centari.
It's a great product, very durable.
I have rubbed out some colors successfully but ran into trouble with
metalics and some other colors like blue. I kept getting uneven color
changes when wet sanding it. The solution for me was to clear coat everything with a clear acrylic enamel. Sanding into a paint and
exposing the metalic is usually a problem, but clearing and sanding/buffing
the clear is an easy way to go. It may be to late for you to go this route
now but if you get uneven patches from your color sanding I suggest
you respray your color just enough to even it out then clearcoat it.
You'll have a better job in the longrun. Maybe someone else on this site
can say wether you can clearcoat over acrylic enamel with clear
urethane, if you can, that would be even better.
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Dupont had what was called the 2000 pack that provided the compatible clear for use with centari. When I worked at a Ford dealership in the early 90's we used quite a bit of this stuff repainting peelers. Worked alright but nowhere near the durability of a urethane IMO.
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I used to paint with acrylic enamel a lot, and I've used the Maybe someone else on this site
can say wether you can clearcoat over acrylic enamel with clear
urethane, if you can, that would be even better.
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Yes, be it Alkyd enamel or Acrylic enamel as long as you activate them
with proper ratio and activater you can apply any clear over them in 4 hours.

However it is always best to let the paint set overnight and than clear next day.

The enamel does not need to be sand first.
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Here's a picture of the results after sanding from 400 to 2000 and then compounding, it came out better than expected, here's a picture of it half done, thanks for all your help.
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