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Old 02-14-2010, 11:58 AM
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I am old school as far as painting goes many coats of Lacquers and compound, compound and compound until you get the shine you want. My question is how can you tell the difference from a stage 1 paint to a base coat clear?

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A BC/CC paint job will sand white, while a single stage paint job will sand the color of the paint.

For white cars you can put the sanding dust in a glass of water, if its BC/CC the sanding dust should be clear, if its single stage white it should still show up white in the water.
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Thanks! that is exactly what I needed to know. I just had my truck painted white and it was supposed tp be BC/CC but it just does not look right I can see a lot of swirls and body repair scratches and it does not look like it was wet sanded and buffed
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If your not happy with your paint job and you took it to a reputable shop you should talk to them. Its their job to satisfy the customer and if you can see sand scratches from the repair, that in my opinion is never acceptable.
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If you're seeing swirl marks it probably was sanded and buffed. Incorrect buffing by means of wool pads with the occasional screw driver spurring leaves the finish marred, swirled and holograms. This is why they've developed many stages of polishing and foam pad combinations. The only difference is the person looking at the car and how much they see; example if you're able to tell the last step of polishing from compound, polish, or burnishing. That takes skill, and I can fool most people just by compounding. It's all about how much you want to pay for, how good the person correcting the paint it is, and how blind the person inspecting the paint is. As for the single stage/bc-cc, that's answered from above. In terms of body work scratches, that's the body man and painters fault for not finishing the filler down fine enough to prevent that and the only fix is to redo, not wet sand.
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If you're seeing swirl marks it probably was sanded and buffed. Incorrect buffing by means of wool pads with the occasional screw driver spurring leaves the finish marred, swirled and holograms. This is why they've developed many stages of polishing and foam pad combinations. The only difference is the person looking at the car and how much they see; example if you're able to tell the last step of polishing from compound, polish, or burnishing. That takes skill, and I can fool most people just by compounding. It's all about how much you want to pay for, how good the person correcting the paint it is, and how blind the person inspecting the paint is. As for the single stage/bc-cc, that's answered from above. In terms of body work scratches, that's the body man and painters fault for not finishing the filler down fine enough to prevent that and the only fix is to redo, not wet sand.
This is not always true I have painted cars that dont have scratches then later shrink
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