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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:15 am
Hey guys. I just had my classic painted, the painter wet sanded and buffed the car to a pretty good shine, although he missed a few spots down by the doors and fenders, pretty much lots of the bottom. It's currently at a dull Finnish from wet sanding. He did tell me to put the car together and he will finish the buffing at a later time. I would like to go ahead and buff the missed spots now before assembly, I do have a variable speed rotory polisher, any advice on pad (foam or wool) ? And I think he was using a combo of meguiars and a purple bottle (wizard ) for the buffing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:07 pm
let him do it. if you mess it up youll pay to get it fixed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:24 pm
Yeah, if it's apart and you "sling" a piece it could be pretty disastrous. Another thing....some clears get harder much faster than others. I'd get that assembly done NOW and get it back to him really soon.....that's where you need to spend your time......not learning buffing on that classic......
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:42 am
Agree with the above. Why take the risk, especially if it's by any edges and you have no experience? Let him do it.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:27 am
Thanks for the advice. One problem is, is some of the trim, marker lights, etc.. are in the Centre of the "dull" areas, so after its assembled these aras are going to be difficult to buff. Correct?
Also, it will be 3- 4 months before he gets it back for the little repairs, if it even happens ( you guys know how these things go) it wasn't a actual business that painted it , just a guy at home. Anyway I will see how things go and start assembling the parts that are not in the dull areas .. and also I do have some experience in painting / buffing .. and always willing to learn. I have a freshly painted (spare) fender ready for practice. thanks again much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:32 am
Put everything together except the trim on in those places. Then get it back to him for the final buff. Point out your areas of concern so he doesn't do a quick once over and give it back to you.
It is the best way to go about this. One burn through and you will be paying him to re-shoot a panel and waiting even longer to get your car done.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:49 am
Yes that's the best plan..thanks. .
But if he leaves me stranded..( witch I'm sure he won't )
I'll be back...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Hey guys.. little update ...sure enough the painter "kinda" left me own my own, so like everthing else in life if you want it done , you have to do it yourself, so I went ahead and did some research on wet sanding and did a great job, could not be happier how it turned out.
I dont recommend wet sanding for what I'd like to say "the average guy" but with the correct guidance and practice it can be done .
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