Originally Posted by mitmaks
I just hope you have enough clear on there to properly buff it out and not have sand scratches show up from 800 grit.
Well a super duty compound and a wool pad probably could take 800 grit back out, but a smart man would go over again wetsanding, stepping down to a finer grit so they don't have to work as hard getting the scratches back out and good gloss back and can start with a less agressive compound.
Yeah hopefully you put enough clear on the car, that you don't wind up buffing back through anywhere buffing it back, and enough mils of clear are left on the car for good uv protection and the clear to hold up. Be carefull around edges. Worst case senerio is you buff through on a panel or two, and you wind up have to spot in some more color (praying the sandthrough doesn't lift) and reclear those panels.
If its all sanded in 800 and you didn't cut through anywhere yet, could just reclear it over that grit with around 3 coats of a lower solids clear, trying to keep any new orange and urethane peel down, and hopefully all goes well and lays down nice and flat, and then only have to do something like a light cut and buff to knock out dirt nibs. Might be the easiest way least work, best results way to go in the long run, and part of a regular routine to many of those that do show jobs.
Clear lays much nicer over clear thats cut flat and sealing up everything, so you don't have basecoat sucking it up and texture buildup from all the crapola beneath it-sealers base ect.
Originally Posted by makaveli200369
The medal goes to you...if you were here I'd buy you a beer. I went back with 800 grit and it flatted it out! Thanks for the advice!
Wow, a medal. Don't think I ever won much of anything. Do have a peewee league first place trophy somewhere and a 1st place bowling plaque (not much thanks to me, I was better at the beer drinking.) I did have a boss slip me an extra 50 bucks once when a paint job turned out real well and dirt free on a rebuilder that someone was looking at buying before we had finished up. We didn't have to cut and buff, and the customer liked it when they seen it and wanted to buy. Just about had a heart attack and hit the floor, the boss was so cheap, and use to go around picking up used paper towling off the floor to be used again. After 20 years, seems many body shops usually show you little respect for all the good things you do, and hardly ever an ataboy, but are quick to hear screaming when ever something is messed up (which can easily enough happen in this sort of work). They also like to scream because something has to go, yet they were the ones who way underbid the job again, and promised it too soon. Thats why I kinda liked when I did sidejobs. Worked way to hard for the money, but at least people were usually much more appreciative of your efforts, and you were informed of and know exactly what the fork is going on.