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Old 03-25-2010, 08:13 PM
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Cut and polish?

My car is going to be painted gloss black in base/clear. Is a cut and polish a must do? Some guys say yes and some are telling me no. It is going to be a driver but I still want it to look good and be durable.

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Black is all about light reflection. If there is orange peel, dust, sags, or ripples in the body, you are going to see wavy crooked light reflections. I would plan on it if I were you.

If it were white, yellow, or any light color, it would not be so important, but black is hard to spray flat enough.
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There are few painters who can lay clear on black smooth enough not to cut and buff. I would say it's a safe bet to say you will have to cut and buff that black for maximum effect.

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likely when you see your finished job,you will answer your own question. Depends how it looks to you, how much crap got in the paint, how much orange peel and overspray affecting the gloss, and what you expect. Another thing to consider, even if it looks great to you then,when you park next to a cut and buffed job, yours will look bad in comparison.
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cut and buff

Every clear coat can stand to be color sanded and buffed (ok im way anal). i have the laydown pretty wired most of the time but it ALWAYS looks better after the final polish.
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A cut-n-buff is a lot of work and looks great!

Daily driver?

For me I'd leave as much material on there as you can. Then if you get some scratches you still have something left to work with.
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ya that makes sense to, then after a couple years i could have it polished to freshen it up.
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