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Novicedoityourselfer 12-29-2012 09:28 AM

product help & guidance
 
Recently painted with acrylic enamel (solid white color with hardener and reducer used) and have slight orange peel and overspray issues. What buffing/polishing compounds are recommended to be used with this type of paint to remove these types of issues to get that wet/glossy look back? Thanks

deadbodyman 12-31-2012 06:37 AM

first it needs to be wet sanded Id start with 1200 then 1500 You'll also need a rubber squeegie to get the water off so you can see how much you've sanded...

Novicedoityourselfer 12-31-2012 07:53 AM

Thanks. I've read that after the wet-sanding I should use a rubbing compound followed by polish, but there are so many products out there I'm a little confused. The consensus is to use 3M 5973, followed by 3M Finesse. Does that sound right? (I've spent the last nine months rebuilding/replacing the mechanics to my 64 Bird - engine, drive train, etc. My friend suggested and painted with the acrylic enamel. Gosh this car would look GREAT with a decent paint job!)

Old Fool 12-31-2012 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Novicedoityourselfer (Post 1629010)
Thanks. I've read that after the wet-sanding I should use a rubbing compound followed by polish, but there are so many products out there I'm a little confused. The consensus is to use 3M 5973, followed by 3M Finesse. Does that sound right? (I've spent the last nine months rebuilding/replacing the mechanics to my 64 Bird - engine, drive train, etc. My friend suggested and painted with the acrylic enamel. Gosh this car would look GREAT with a decent paint job!)

The way you say that it makes me think you have more than a "little" orange peel.

Novicedoityourselfer 12-31-2012 10:21 AM

Not rely. Just enough to be noticeable close up. When sanding it dulls the finish, so am looking for advice on the right product(s) to return the shine.

deadbodyman 01-01-2013 06:47 AM

Its kinda like asking which car is best chevy, ford or mopar ..everyone has their preferances...Theres been a lot of good cut and polish threads here I think it would serve you well to do a search of some of the older thread,theres a lot of great info there


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