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dull paint job

had read where they took their high gloss ,nice shiny paint job and sanded off the clearcoat and took 600-800 grit to paint,turned out really nice dull look,planing on doing mine this way,just gave that truck one beefy look-loved it

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# 1 you cant sand off the clear coat . so that part is not right. they told you wrong
what they did most likely is to sand with 600 then reclear using a flattening agent. when doing this there is no sanding or buffing so the dirt you get you live with.
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Sometimes on a collision job the place we repaired is a lot shinier than the rest of the car so we need to sand with 2000 and buff with a fine or intermediate compound to kill a bit of the shine to match the rest of the car. Also some of the restoration guys will do this to kill a bit of the shine so the paint looks like well maintained original paint..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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