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I am painting a motorcyle for a freind. It has a custom made frame from round tubing with a bunch of brackets and stuff welded on. I can get the paint on just fine when i go to clear it no matter what i do i end up with runs. I dont know how many times i've tried the tank and fender were no problem its just trying to clear this round tubing. Would i be able to sand and polish this thing? I only have a 8" buffer dont think that would be a good idea? Maybe if i borrowed a smalller one would that work? Has anyone tried to polish something similar to this? The whole frame is basically round tubing. Thanks to anyone that may have suggestions i'm going crazy with this thing.
 

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hi i kustom paint bikes. when i do a frame i use a smaller HVLP gun. and put on lite coats. ive been doing these for 6 yrs and have had no problems.and when i do the clear I Mix 4-parts clear 1 part reducer 1 part hardener. also pic up some 4000 grit sanding pads for hand sanding
 

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hi i kustom paint bikes. when i do a frame i use a smaller HVLP gun. and put on lite coats. ive been doing these for 6 yrs and have had no problems.and when i do the clear I Mix 4-parts clear 1 part reducer 1 part hardener. also pic up some 4000 grit sanding pads for hand sanding

do you polish the frame afterwards? i have enough clear on there now i'm sure i can get it to look good if i polish it but i've never really tried sanding and polishing round tubing before? thanks
 

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if it looks realy smooth thats what i use the 4000 grit for. if u have a few small runs they should be no problem a run is just a high spot. take 800 grit and carefully (a little at a time) wet sand it till its gone if u see the water off the paper change color stop!!! so u dont sand to deep. after that you should be able to wet sand with 1500 2000 4000 i hand buff out the frame use a spare wool bonnet with 3M rubbing compound and final glaze. www.wayneskustompaint.com
 

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if while clearing you get runs just work them to the bottom and let it drip. buffing a frame sucks with any buffer. i just blast them wet and let it flow.
 
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