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#76 imvarma

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:15 PM

Is it my machine or are the pictures in the original post no longer working?



#77 Stevelee10

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:05 AM

can flattening  be done on metal flake or metallic paints?



#78 BrianPoindexter

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 11:33 AM

After painting the car you have to do the proper maintenance of car, without proper lighting you cannot see the majority of swirls and scratches. use the proper lightening products for car. 



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 07:26 PM

can flattening  be done on metal flake or metallic paints?

 

Yes it can buddy if you have put a few layers of Laquer on after thats if your using 2Pack or 2K paint.

If its cellulose with metalic flec in then I am not sure...

 

OH. Just checked your DATE POSTED....

 

Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:05 AM

LOL Well i hope you got it sorted..  I want to know if you can Laquer with 2K on top of Cellulose ?

 

Also where have all the pictures gone of the post ?



#80 ToM 2012

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:41 PM

Hi I have just painted my mini myself and I have a few runs what's the best method to get them out? I didn't laquer it after base. My paint had already had laquer mixed in it. Here is a picture of my finish can I get it better with polish?
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#81 Carlos W

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:15 PM

2000 wet and dry with plenty of soapy water then polish with a cutting compound.

 

I'd wait until it's fully hardened first.

 

Was it not a bit cold to be painting?



#82 jsiggee

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:54 PM

Check out this video for removing runs. I'm a big fan of The Gunman, he's very knowledgeable and is full of little tips and tricks.

 



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 08:35 PM

Are they micro blisters on the roof?



#84 ToM 2012

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 06:33 PM

2000 wet and dry with plenty of soapy water then polish with a cutting compound.
 
I'd wait until it's fully hardened first.
 
Was it not a bit cold to be painting?

nice and warm in the garage lol I had 3 heaters on

#86 Minimattvan

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 08:35 PM

Great write up and guide! Only a couple of weeks ago I just did my Subaru brat- sprayed up new doors and wings, did a few blow- ins, and then wet sanded( just fresh paint as wasn't sure how thick the original paint was) and mopped the entire truck ( both the fresh new and old faded paint). I used the 3 m compound green and purple tops, then finished with a hand glaze. Really does come out looking good. I think darker coloures can show up more of a shine- did my mini van last year ( dark brown) and came up like a mirror! Really do recommend the 3 m stuff though!

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 01:38 PM

Hi all what end or pad would you suggest for buffing after the car has been wet flattened?

 

Is there different ones for celle paint and metallic with clear coat?

 

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