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Old 11-04-2010, 02:52 PM
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I don't like wool either

From my experience with the wool pads they tend to load up with compound and then it is easy to burn the paint . The only time I use a wool pad is for dry buffing to make sure I have every bit of compound off before applying Nufinish car polish . I don't know if this is accepted procedure or not but it works for me . My professional bodyshop buddy uses all foam pads also . He has two polishers set up with the different pads and uses two different compounds and it makes short work doing a panel at a time . I visit him at least once a week just to watch him work . He is hyper and it is hard to keep up with him to keep a coversation going . I have to follow him around 'cause he won't stop . I guess I may have been like that when I was just 31 yrs old also . LOL

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Old 11-04-2010, 02:56 PM
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If wool isn't a good choice for a newb, I saw this link on this forum. It has the buffer, different cut foam pads, everything I need minus compounds / polishes.

http://www.autogeek.net/hk7424.html


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Old 11-04-2010, 03:05 PM
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If wool isn't a good choice for a newb, I saw this link on this forum. It has the buffer, different cut foam pads, everything I need minus compounds / polishes.

http://www.autogeek.net/hk7424.html


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Looks like every thing you need to do a professional job right there . Did you consider the polishers at Harbor Freight ? Just thinking if you are on a tight budget and may not use it much after this project .
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:13 PM
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Looks like every thing you need to do a professional job right there . Did you consider the polishers at Harbor Freight ? Just thinking if you are on a tight budget and may not use it much after this project .
I have. It's just the reviews aren't all that great on them. They seem 50/50.
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:29 PM
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I have. It's just the reviews aren't all that great on them. They seem 50/50.
Okay , From my experience with Porter Cable you should have a product that will last a lifetime .
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I have. It's just the reviews aren't all that great on them. They seem 50/50.
I bought one of the harbor freight ones for something like $25. It isn't great, and the variable speed is really variable speed (you don't always know what speed you'll get!), but it does work and was considerably cheaper than a good buffer. You just have to pay close attention. Mine still works, though! Definitely a typical harbor freight tool - not great, but not too bad for someone on a budget, or not expecting to use it more than once or twice.
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If wool isn't a good choice for a newb, I saw this link on this forum. It has the buffer, different cut foam pads, everything I need minus compounds / polishes.

http://www.autogeek.net/hk7424.html


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I think that is where I got my pads from. They worked wonderfully! I think I got a couple of orange pads, a couple of white pads and a gray pad.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:43 AM
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After about 24 hours of masking, painting and waiting between coats, I finally have her in color!

Once it cures I'm going to wet sand and shoot a final float coat for an even smooth finish.

Sealed her up inside and out with a coat of epoxy primer.




Two coats of color.




2 coats of black, 3 coats of clear.















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Looks really great .

My professional bodyman buddy wants to repaint my T-bucket this winter and clear coat it this time . He has not worked with acylic urethane from what I understand (he used to work for a dealership) so I am not sure what clear he wants to shoot . I still have enough one step Summit Racing black cherry pearl to do two color coats easily . Maybe I'll have him do all the hand sanding and buffing and I'll spray it . My shoulders and back are 'shot'. We'll see . He wants me to go through an engine for him in trade. Sounds good to me .
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:26 AM
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My professional bodyman buddy wants to repaint my T-bucket this winter and clear coat it this time . He has not worked with acylic urethane from what I understand (he used to work for a dealership) so I am not sure what clear he wants to shoot . I still have enough one step Summit Racing black cherry pearl to do two color coats easily . Maybe I'll have him do all the hand sanding and buffing and I'll spray it . My shoulders and back are 'shot'. We'll see . He wants me to go through an engine for him in trade. Sounds good to me .
Sounds like a good trade off. I'm interested to see how it comes out. Keep me posted.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:31 AM
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Photos in the spring

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Sounds like a good trade off. I'm interested to see how it comes out. Keep me posted.
I am planning to do a few changes this winter, so will probably create an album come spring .
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Sounds good. I'll keep an eye out for it.
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looks really good! like the paint sceme!
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looks really good! like the paint sceme!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:18 AM
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This picture may scare some of you, but have no fear. The car will come out with a mirror like finish. My mother in law didn't quite understand why I was sanding my nice shiny paint. LOL

I have finished wet sanding with 400 grit and got her nice and flat. I have about half of the car done with 600 grit. After sanding she'll get a good bath and a wipe down with surface wash.

I'm thinking I will have the final flow coat of clear done this coming Saturday morning, or Sunday.

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