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Old 06-19-2003, 09:54 PM
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help wetsanding metallic paint??

sup everyone.. great board, very informative but i have one question to ask all the pros.. i have shot my car with ICI acrylic enamel (which happens to be Lexus Graphite Grey Pearl) the paint has small metallic sparkles in it. but my problem is i have some dust trapped in the finish.. i was told to wetsand it out and buff it... but i was told by another friend that in the one stage paint, the metallic flake will be sanded out .. is this true?/

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Old 06-19-2003, 10:46 PM
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Yes this is true in a singal stage, but you can wet sand with 2000 grit lightly and buff out most of the trash
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thanks a million guys.. so i guess i wont have to worry about the metallic coming off with the clear??
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No.... With a single stage paint you don't have to worry about sanding thru the clear.
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Old 06-20-2003, 10:12 PM
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Well, noone has mentioned that if you sand single stage metallic paint when you sand it the metallic pattern will be disturbed and will show when you buff it out. If you are going to sand it, you want to be very careful and only sand out the dust. I have found when trying to sand single stage metallic, it looked terrible and I had to redo it. That is why I went to two stage. Lesson learned the hard way.

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Old 06-20-2003, 10:32 PM
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Yep, you got to be careful sanding metallics. The courser the flake the more careful you have to be. The finer the flake the more you can sand.

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Another advantage of BC/CC
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pearl blues

Im spraying a ss pearl white which i will clearcoat, and was also wondering if it would be ok to wetsand with 1500 before putting on the cc. there doesnt seem to be a lot ot pearl to it if any at all. or should i wetsand then reshoot color and hope it comes out smooth then cc.
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DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!! you will cut into the metallics and your finish will be ruined. You can only sand and buff single stage if there is no metallics in it. JMO Tim
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