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Old 07-16-2004, 09:01 PM
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Here is an after buff and wax
Did the clear start out looking good?

I ask cuz I noticed in ur comment above that you WAXED it? If so perhaps that is what ruined ur clear job. Its my understanding that you need to let it gas out for up to 2-3 months.

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Will clear fill surface imperfections or do I have to sand it perfectly smooth?

I waxed it after it looked ****ty. I wet sanded and then buffed with a glaze and then waxed to try and salvage the crappy clear, but it failed.

A few questions about the clear. How should I put it on? I sprayed it on the ground effects thick until it looks glossy and smooth.

It didnt look very smooth with the thin dusting coats (2 according to the Auto Air paint) and then he tried to put on the 2 medium coats (like Nasons said). It also said 8 psi for HVLP which is the kind of gun we have but it sprayed much better for me because I turned the pressure up. But what is the propper way to spray clear.

Also how long till I can wax it?
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If the layer of clear is still pretty thick, you can just sand it down and respray the clear. Wetsand with 600 grit using a foam backing pad (sand by hand). Make it perfectly smooth. As mentioned earlier, if you don't break into the colour, you can just respray the clear and it should look good.
Personally, I prefer to spray the top layer of clear pretty wet. You might get a run or two, but they can be sanded out easily. If you're getting more than a few runs, it's probably too wet. I'm sure somebody else with more experience than me can give you more (and better) tips.
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Ok, I recleared the car. It looks much better, but there are a few drips and some orange peel. Can I buff em out or do I have to wetsand? Will it keep it clear? Any hints??
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Wet-sand with 2000, buff with Maguires speed glaze and a foam pad.

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re clear

From what you are describing about the trouble of clearing: When learning to paint cars : it takes practice and patience. I would not try to learn on a vehicle that I cared alot about. What is your hurry to wax? If you paint the clear correctly it will be so smooth you wont worry about wax , also wax is hard to completely remove and paint and wax are like paint and grease. You do to have wax anywhere near a car that will be painted . Paint doesnt stick to wax , are you sure you got every bit of wax off that car before you resanded and resrayed ? If you didnt you are going to have a mess in the future. I spray my cars with acrylic enamel ; they come out smooth as glass , no buffing no waxing , sometime I clear coat . They look good til I get anoyher project a few years down the road . Yes Ive messed up before but you learn . Im just saying stay basic forget the clear coats , metallics etc. and if you think your going to sand catalyzed paint or clear with 2000 grit or even to 600 especially if you have runs and orange peel good luck!
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clear coat redo

The clear is not going to fill imperfections .. Sand all imperfections out ; after wet sanding let surface dry , now you can see holes low sots and imperfections ; wet sand again on those spot til you get perfectly smooth. Now if you are not into the color , clean , tack, respray clear . Patience
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