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Old 10-13-2005, 08:07 PM
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I am following the advise on the SPI homepage. It says to wetsand your clear with 600-1000 grit within 2 weeks of the first 3 coats of clear. Then put down 3 more coats.

Now, why can't it be longer than 2 weeks? I painted my car, it turned out good but I was going to wetsand and reclear it, but its been too cold here lately, Im afraid I will have problems. Now, its been 2 weeks alreads. Should I just wetsand with 1500 and buff out or go ahead and re-clear?

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I dont see how waiting longer is going to matter. If it looks good buff it out and drive. Three coats is plenty.
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Sure you can. If your happy with the looks of it now,use the 1500 DRY in an area to SEE how bad the 'peel is and if that levels it out without too much work,hit it wet and then step up to 2000 and then buff. It's A LOT easier after 2000 than 1500,especally if you have not buffed much or at all.Mure elbow work but it will look better IMO than trying to buff out 1500.
Now, If your looking for the show car finish,then the second clearing is really the way to go.
Be sure to use blocks when sanding your large/flat panel so's you don't "wave" the clear and WATCH THE EDGES!!!
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Now this interest me to also. I was following the same SPI "perfect paint" . I cleared 3 coats and came out really nice and I buffed 3 panels already in the car.
I was afraid I might mess up something trying to do it better and start buffing.
What would be the really difference to put 2 or 3 more coat of clear?
And if I want to do that how should I clean the buffing cream and glaze? Its been 9 days already from the first 3 coat.This is just a tought it will bug me.
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If you're going to clear a buffed panel you need to sand it first,
At least give it a good scuffing, I generally go over it with 600 wet.
I would probably wash it before sanding to take care of the buffing
compounds but the sanding would take care of that anyway.
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