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Old 06-16-2005, 06:29 PM
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Run in Clear at a bad spot.. what to do??

Hello again,

Well, I finally sprayed my first ever paint job today on my '53 Ford F-100. First off, thanks to everyone on this board for all of your help leading up to today.

I sprayed PPG Screaming Yellow and PPG 2002 clear coat. I am shocked at how well the clear came out. The texture is similar to that of a new car with very minor orange peel. This orange peel should clean up nicely with a little sanding and buffing.

Well, here is the bad news (considering how well everything went this is not that bad). I have three minor runs in the clear. Two of these should not be a problem. The third one is in a bad spot on the driver's upper door, just above the opening for the window. The run begins on the flat part and ended up in a minor recessed area just before the body turns in toads the window. The "bulb" part of the run sits in this recessed area and is quite noticeable. How do you suggest treating this. There is no way I will be able to safely get a buffer pad in there. If I end up sanding it down, can I use the same buffing compounds that I will use with the polisher, by hand. Will doing it by hand achieve the same level of shine that the polisher will.

Thanks again,
Chris

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Not to worry, you can carefully trim high nub with a razor blade ,sand with progressivly finer paper,"wet" and buff by hand ,one direction not in circles.Yellow is a great choice of color,one of my favorites. Good luck Jerry
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Go look in my Project Journal. I posted some pictures and a description on using the razor blade method. Works every time. I would post a link to the journal page but it isn't working for some reason right now. Maybe Jon is fooling with it! The Journal link is next to the avatar picture at the top of this post.
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holy crap 36!

with 27 pages to filter thru, how bout a little help on which page to go to 36.
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When i got that one run 10 years ago i used a razor blade. put masking tape around each side of the blade.. left about a half inch of the blade uncovered in the middle... then i just sorta scraped it along the top of the run until it was close to flat. then i put 1500 on a block and sanded it flat then did my 2000 then buffed.
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with 27 pages to filter thru, how bout a little help on which page to go to 36.
Of course I normally do that but this was written when Jon was having problems with the Journals and they were unavailable. Here is a link to the proper page.
paint scraper directions.
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Thanks for the help. I am on my way to the garage to utilize the razor/paint scraper idea.
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