Suggestions on cutting a garage paint job?

Discuss anything after that final masking comes off.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:56 am
I just painted half a car in my garage, i already cut and buffed. I used 1200 then finished with 1500. I know a lot of people people would say i should finish with a higher grit. For those of you who do finish with a higher grit, what is your cutting process for a fresh paint job? Id like to do what works best. If your interested ill include the link to my youtube video of me buffing the garage paint job, and doing some plastic repair.

https://youtu.be/Vvo7_iyMioc

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:55 am
There are lots of techniques already outlined in this section.
Different people use different materials and methods for the most part.
A lot depends upon the desired finish. Is it a show car, driver, a doesn't matter or who cares as long as it's painted vehicle?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:44 pm
I want the closest to oem I can get, I’m not a professional painter by any means so cutting and buffing will have to do for now. I just want to know the products and methods used by others on this forum.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:41 pm
AlmostOEM wrote:I want the closest to oem I can get,.


oem has orange peel. you sure you want that?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:54 pm
A few to look at:

Back of Cab.jpg

Hood Buffed.JPG

Front Fender right.jpg

P1010021.JPG

P1010023.JPG

IMGP0010.JPG

Beside Right Rear.JPG

Left front buffed.JPG
Front Buffed.JPG
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:04 pm
Wow that looks amazing. What kind of clear do you use? Im guessing you dont even need to cut and buff that.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:37 am
Those are cut and buffed.

These are straight off the gun but they don't all turn out this good:
Retarder.JPG

ColorasSprayed.jpg

Hood Clear as Sprayed 1.JPG

Trunk Deck Color and Clear.JPG


I use high solids clear in a couple of different lines. Tamco Glamour Clear being one of them.
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