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Old 07-28-2012, 01:53 PM
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Clear Problems I have never Encountered.

Here is what I have done to get to where I am now.

2007 Jeep Commander - the wife's

1. Sanded down the original finish using the proper techniques.
2. Painted the entire vehicle using the same color and etc.
3. Cleared the entire vehicle with two coats, was going on three, only to discover someone, somehow killed me second can of hardener and I didn't realize it. Paint store was not open till the following day, so I let it dry and cure, then I scuffed it properly to prepare for a two coats.
4. Cleared it with another two coats and let it cure so I could begin the sanding process.
5. Wet sanded it all the way up to 2000 grit and then tried a new 3000 grit sand pad on my orbital, which worked great.
6. I then proceeded to cut and polish the passenger side of the car which came out great with no problems. (picture attached of the finished side with my mirror image of me taking the picture)
7. Started cut and polish on the drivers side and when I got to a few areas I was getting was seems to be polishing into paint, but had no black color on anything I was using.
8. Started to re-sand the drivers side due to the images I have also provided.
9. Got the sanding all done this afternoon only to notice the problem got worse. When I touch the shiny areas they are sticky and it leaves my finger print, which is in one of the picture provided.

I was planning on re-clearing the half of the car and start the cut and polish part over again, but due to this problem I am afraid to waste more time and money on materials.

Can anyone tell me what they think might be happening and is there a solution other than what I am afraid of and that is sanding it down to the metal and starting all over.

I can provide more pics.

Thank you,

Brian
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:28 PM
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how long did it cure? clear can sit a couple days and still not cure, sand it to open it up then put in in the sun...the UV will harden it...
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Hopefully you put enough hardener in the clear and allowed to flash between coats.
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Sounds like not enough activator or activator that's gone bad.
If you have any left, pour it through a strainer and check for
solids, also look in the bottom of the can.
If you find any, I'd blame the activator.
Are you sure you mixed the right amount, we all do dumb things
without thinking sometimes
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It very well may have been mixed wrong and if so, it was only that one side of the car.
I let it cure for 2 days before I even came back to play with it and that was 3 weeks ago I sprayed it, so it has been 3 weeks and and 2 days before I even got to wet sanding it and buffing.
I was in Florida for vacation with the wifey.

If it doesn't harden in the sun, what is my options here?

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Old 07-29-2012, 10:59 AM
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Worst case scenario you'll have to strip it and redo it.
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Ack, ya figured so. I was just out there touching it and it is not stickty anymore, but still shiny. If I sand it with some 400 it does dull down, but then when I clean it with cleaner it shines back up. Will that be ok for shooting some clear back over it?

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If it hasn't catalyzed like it was supposed to be, chances are it will lift on you. Even if it does work, chance are it will peel off later or just fly off the car in one solid sheet as you drive it down the highway lol
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two 1947 Desoto Suburbans

Just bought two 47 Desoto Suburbans from Chigaco? I have been looking for these for a long time. When I first joined the Marine Corps, I took the money we got at my first duty station from boot camp and bought one in 1972 in Memphis. Oh the memories!!!!! Haven't seen them in person yet. Will go after them when the tempature cools down a little. I am in Dallas/Fort Worth and just as ancy to get them now. Guess my 40 Desoto will have to go the way side till I get one done for the street. What do you guys think? By a wrecked chrysler or dodge and do a major swap? Putting my deposit in the mail on monday. Still haven't figured out how to start a newthread even with help from the site!!!! Guesss I am a car guy and not a computer nerd!!!!!
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You can start a new thread at the top of the forum page you want, it is entitled "Start New Topic" I think.
I also think you need to be a member by signing up if you haven't. Oh I see you are a registered user, so that is taken of.
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