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Old 07-22-2009, 02:40 PM
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Trash?wet sanding and a newbie.

So I have laid down the paint and it looks great, thanks to all the help from here.

I sprayed this in garage so I have a little trash in some of the larger flat surfaces, ie the hood and the area between the hood and the windshield. A few runs here and there but nothing terrible.

My plan of attack is this.


1) Scrape runs down with razor.
2) Wet sand runs, and trash with 1500 going up to 2000.
3) Using blue painters tape, tape off gaps and body lines.
4) Wet sand everything else with 2000 and buff to a glorious shine.

I am going to pick up a soft block for the wet sanding, and I usually use a carpenters pencil to block down the runs. Then finish up everything with 3M Perfect It Rubbing compound.

Sound good?

Any tips or tricks?

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Thanks as usual.

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Sounds like a good plan.
The runs will be easier to get rid of if you coarse sand them almost
flat first and let it sit a day or two before final sanding and buffing.
Runs stay softer, being thicker, so they sand and buff differently.
Sanding the thickness off first will allow the clear to harden quicker
and catch up to the surrounding paint.
That's if you have the time.
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I have all the time in the world. Thanks for the tip.

Can anyone recommend a polisher? Not looking for anything expensive, I won't be using it very much at all.

I was thinking about getting this one.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92623

Or maybe this one:
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...6776_200386776
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Either one will work fine.
they may not last as long as the better more expensive ones
but they'll work.
The better ones have a speed settings that limits the top speed,
and variable speed by the trigger for starting off.
both are real nice features for buffing.
So watch for that.
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So the place I usually buy my compound no longer carries the 3m stuff that i like. They have :

Turtle Wax polishing and rubbing compound. It's premium grade and silicone free which I like.

Is this stuff any good?
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nope i wouldnt recomend that



what about g3 or meguires ?



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NOt G3 but they have the Meguire's, they have 60 different types. What Meguire's would you recommend?
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be better asking him just tell him the paint is still fresh

i think 80 or 83 or 105 205 all good i tjink but double check


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this may help a little

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPdSh...layer_embedded

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