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I have had some experience with the base coat clear coat paint when it comes to sanding the clear coat with 1500 grit sandpaper then buffing it out to a high gloss finish. I was wondering if you could spray 3 coats of Dupont Imron, sand that with 1500 grit sandpaper, buff to a high gloss and get the same results??
 

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Any paint aside from Polyurethane can be polished. Even single stage paint, but it will never be as nice as a 2 stage. A single stage paint job can be buffed out pretty nice, but be carful not to burn through.

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I would also add, that if you sand single stage metallic paint, you will desturb the pattern and it will look like ****.

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buffing Imron

If you wouldnt mind. Can you still buy Imron paint? I have a gallon of red that was used for fire trucks. Its old but been sealed good so its probably still usaeble. Problem; I thought they outlawed it. What I need is the activator. I painted Imron once and it came with one quart I believe of activator and used no thinner or reducer. The paint covered with a couple coats real good, flowed good and looked like glass smooth. So what company sells the activator, paint etc? I dont need the paint but I could give it to a buddy to paint his truck if I can get the additive it needs or I guess it needs it to dry and harden. thanks
 

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The place I work at uses imron paint. Both single stage and base/lear. Yes it can be buffed, unless single stage metallic or pearl. No different then urethane, although polyurethanes are a tough paint, so may not want to wait more then a week to do it. Imron is dupont, in the old days it was single stage polyurethane, now they have it in ss and base/clear.
 

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yup, you can still get it. the cat for it is 192s. its still used extensively in the marine and avation industry. they even make a couple different type. imron 5000 and 6000. never used those so i dont know what the difference is. only ever used the regular imron.
 
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