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#1 joel1275


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Posted 06 October 2005 - 07:29 PM

i have heared that if u use a polisher on new paint (celulose)you dont have to sand the paint with wet and dry to get it smoth

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 10:57 AM

Thats true to an extent, but it will take you ages, i mean ages depending on paint thickness.
When you polish your are essentially taking off a tiny layer of paint.

Best results - get a bucket of warm soapy water (washing up liquid) and some p1500 wet and dry sand paper from halfords (the higher the number the smoother/finer it is)
wet the panel with the soapy water and rub the panel with the 1500 or higher wet and dry wrapped round a sanding block, use loads of soapy water as it carries the resudue away and stops the paper clogging.

This is also dependant on how much paint you have on the car too.. do a little test piece in a place you cant see easily.

Dont over rub, about 6 strokes and then squeegy the panel, you will see it has turned dull and most likely you will see tiny shiny bits in it, these are the little dimples left when you spray.

To get a perfect smooth paint finish (new cars dont even have this) you want to keep sanding until the little shiny dimples are gone..

then use you polish and buffer to polish the paint up..

If you can get farecla use that


Start with G3, then G10 and then on to top coat polish and you will have a glass smooth finish..

It all depends on how smooth you want to go

Alternately polish with G3 then hand glaze without the flatting and you will get a shiny panel too, but very different to the wet and dry way..

If you have an old panel lying around, try spraying a test panel and wet and dry half of it with p1500 dont do the other half and polish both halfs to see the difference..

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