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Old 07-10-2004, 08:53 PM
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Clear Coat Question

I reciently repainted and cleared my Mustang. The clear didnt turn out quite as smooth as I would of liked. Is it possible to buff/sand 1500 grit till smooth and then re-apply a new layer of clear??

Or does all of the clear need to be removed??

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Why not just sand what you got smooth then buff it?

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I was thinking about doing that. Ill try it tomorrow. Is there an advantage to having thicker clear coat?
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Re: Clear Coat Question

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I reciently repainted and cleared my Mustang. The clear didnt turn out quite as smooth as I would of liked. Is it possible to buff/sand 1500 grit till smooth and then re-apply a new layer of clear??

Or does all of the clear need to be removed??
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If the buffing don't work you can wet-sand with anything from 600-1500 to level and re-clear. You do not need to take the clear off and don't break through the clear wet sanding.
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Ok thats great. Well see how everything goes today.

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What kind of compounds/ pad/ buffer do you guys recomend?
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I start with a med. foam pad and 3M orange compound.

Then a finish foam pad and Maguires mirrer glaze ( speed glaze), then a hand glaze with speed glaze. They may of changed the name of the speed glaze scents I bought my last supply.

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I got Megiure's Shopw Car Glaze (only glaze i could find), but i could't find the 3M stuff. Am I looking for a buffing compound?
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Each company has it's own variation of product names. This is what I have used:

1. 2000 grit wet sand
2. 3M rubbing compound (not heavy cut, just normal) with maguires wool pad
3. 3M machine glaze with maguires foam polishing pad
4. 3M finishing glaze with maguires foam finishing pad

Wet sand was done by hand. Buffing was all done at about 1500 rpm.
After this process the paint looks awesome! Smooth as glass and super gloss. I'd say that even after the machine glaze the paint looked good enough to satisfy 99.9% people. I'm not an expert, but it was easy to do. Just go slow and careful so you don't burn through on edges.
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yea it's a buffing compound.

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Here is a after sand before buff pic
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Here is an after buff and wax
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LOOKS GOOD

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Turns out it is horrible. The clear was put on wrong. I guess you just cant trust anyone even if they are your friends to do something right.

It needs to be resprayed. The clear is runny in some spots and orange peeled, even after wet sanding.

I used Nason's Clear coat and sprayed my ground effects my self and they look stunning.

What do I have to do to prep for redoing the clear?

If sanding is required what kind of sander should I buy.
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You can wet sand the clear with 400-1500 sand paper and as long as you don't break through the clear, you can just re-clear.

Otherwise you get a DA sander with 320-600 but you will break through and need to re-shoot base.
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