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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:52 am
Put an extra coat or two on if you plan to cut and buff.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:45 am
Ok its been about 18hrs. Im not happy with it. I'm going to try the color sanding and see if that takes out what im seeing. Its orange peel but the surface looks grainy. The temp was about 65 but humidity around 84%. What should I start with for color sanding?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:02 pm
Option #1

You can start with 1000 if the Orange Peel isn't too bad. I like to use a hard block (like a 3/4" piece of Oak 2" wide and around 4" long) and work a small area (12" x12" ) at a time until the entire surface is dull with no shiny spots. You can use a spray bottle with clean water in it and a rubber squeegee to check your progress. Once the car is done you move to 1500 grit and a soft block like a Motorguard and repeat the process until ALL the 1000 grit scratches are gone. At this point you can try buffing with a twisted wool pad and Meguiars 105 to see how it looks OR continue sanding with 2000 grit and then go to buffing process.

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Block sand flat with 400 grit, dull edges and body lines with red scotchbrite. Wipe with W&G remove and spray another coat or two.
This is similar to the flow coat done with clear. You should up your air pressure on the gun (don't be afraid to up it 5 psi or more) so as to get the paint to atomize better and lay a medium wet coat with Single Stage paint.

Maybe someone with more experience with SS will jump in here and add their expertise?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:07 pm
I think this is heavy orange peel. I have 3 coats on it. Will that be enough? If not what do I need to to do recoat it to give me the build up I need?



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:58 am
Well what 68 RT said is what I would do I know it doesn't help much as he gave you two ways to go :wink:

It all depends on how bad the Orange peel is for me..... 3 coats ???? Light or heavy coats? hard call without being the one who sprayed it. I would error on safe side of blocking with a heavy cut and then respraying a couple more coats then doing a cut and buff.

Single stage can be a bear as I found out on that Ford I did.
I did a cut and buff on Black SS and sanded through to a previous coat that I had done previously in one spot no matter how much I buffed or sanded the Black was off just a tad in the one spot and you could see it.
This was from the same batch of paint from the same supplier same person mixing at the store and I used the same pressures and setting's on my gun to apply it, all I could figure is the person mixing it on the rack messed up or Temp & Humidity were different when I had sprayed the different coats or I had messed up mixing it myself same result either way I had to repaint the quarter.
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