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Old 08-16-2011, 09:26 AM
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New Paint... Orange Peel??? *PICS*

So I just had the whole passenger side repainted and body work done up and down the whole side of the. If you notice in the first picture it seems you can see reflections better far away than right up on the paint. I don't know if he used cheap paint, didn't apply it right, didn't clear enough or what, but it seems to have that orange peel effect to the paint when you touch it and it's very very dull!

Do you guys think I should let someone who knows what they are doing look at it and possible be able to fix it? Do you think they possible could just wet sand it and polish the paint to bring out that crystal clear shine and glass smoothness?








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looks normal to me. but your pictures are really hard to see.. In any case, production work often has orange peel, as that is what insurance will pay for and a lot of times, that's just as good as the OEM paintwork.
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Meguiars DA MicroFiber paint correction systems. I'm telling you it works wonders.
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Do you guys think a 2000 grit wet sand and meguires ultimate rubbing compound would do the trick?

I showed a friend here at work who use to be a paint/body man and he said he shot it dry.
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Sanding and buffing WILL work,
provided you have enough clear as not
to sand through.
I'd go easy on the sanding part.
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thx.

2000 grt wet sand?
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yeah 2000 is fine to use. You can probably hit it with 1500 first just dont burn it
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Why not offer the guy/place that painted it a couple hundred bucks to buff it to the next level after it cures a week first, save a lot of the oops headache if "someone" else turns to blame them for not enough clear when there's a problem (more often than not) so the original painter gets a chance of saving it or burning it ..(then he's back on the hook to redo it)
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The guy that painted the truck lied about the work he said he was going to do. He told me he would pull everything off the side of the truck, but what he did was shoot around the molding, mirrors, badges, bed caps and even the rear bumper! I couldn't believe it even after we talked about this he did it. I'm chalking it up as a loss on my part and eating the money.

I went to two shops this morning. They both feel like a wet sand and buff will do the trick. They didn't give me an estimate but both said they would like to wet sand and buff a small section and go from there. If it works then that's all it needs, the problem is they don't know how thick the clear coat is.
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Ya know you might try to buff it knowing there will still be some texture but it will shine up a little with just the machine and not risk sanding like I think Stick895 was saying. Then see how it looks
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detailer worked a small section this morning. He wet sanded a little bit and buffed it. It looks great so I'm going to let them do it tomorrow.
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Truck was painted last weekend. Some people are telling me to let the paint cure before I mess with it. Is it ok to wet sand and buff the paint a week later? What about polishing after buffing?
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You are fine. A week is definately enough time. Have you been driving it or had it out in the weather for that week?
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It does look pretty dull, I wonder if he used single stage as it has about same "gloss" (or lack of thereof)
Sanding and buffing will correct it.
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Yes you can take 2000 grit to it and cut and buff. Tricky stuff so make sure you know how to do it. 1500 grit will make it quicker for ya, you'll just have to cut and polish a little more. Don't forget there is a cutting rubbing compound and a polish rubbing compound as well as different buffer pads for each.
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