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Old 08-10-2008, 03:52 PM
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clear got keyed - what grit to use?

Well the car got keyed. It's only in the clear though. It didn't go through to the base.

I haven't worked in the industry for some time. I forget which grit to use.

I've got some 600 wet onhand. Is that too coarse so as to polish afterwards or should I go with higher grit before polishing?
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I would not use 600 grit start with 1000 or 1500 and work up from their,
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I'd suggest a bucketful of some #2 limestone gravel. Start at the key-wielder's feet and work your way up; save the head for last. Might want to switch to finer #10's for that. Oh, wait, you meant "polish" as in doing the clearcoat. Nevermind.


Still think a little old-fashioned stoning would fit the crime -- stopping a bit short of the "to death" part. Ok, maybe just make him polish it out with fingertips and rubbing compound.
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I would not use 600 grit start with 1000 or 1500 and work up from their,
Thanks rising. Gonna be more labour intensive than I thought. Oh well...


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I'd suggest a bucketful of some #2 limestone gravel. Start at the key-wielder's feet and work your way up; save the head for last. Might want to switch to finer #10's for that. Oh, wait, you meant "polish" as in doing the clearcoat. Nevermind.


Still think a little old-fashioned stoning would fit the crime -- stopping a bit short of the "to death" part. Ok, maybe just make him polish it out with fingertips and rubbing compound.

At least it's not the Impala (although it's due for a paint job), it's the daily driver. I could be a lot more upset. But still I don't understand why someone would do that even if wife or I may have inadvertently ticked someone off on the road with a bad maneuver. I think most of us have dreams of catching these pieces of * in the act. I like your version, Grouch.
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Depends on if it's OEM clear or you sprayed it and it's got some build.
OEM and it's a good gray pad scuffing,waterbourn cleaner and reclear or 1000 wet and same deal if you layed it.
Clear coat will fill and hide a LOT of issues and as long as the scratch is CLEAN and the rest is scuffed,your good to go.

HANG them HIGH!!!!!!. By their ball's preferably.
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