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well most painters buff it out for you but if want to do it. Make sure your extra carefull because you can burn through the clear quick. It's a good idea to wait a month or so. No matter what use a low speed like 1700 rpm with a soft polishing pad. Using a machine glaze.
 

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Alright man thanks for the help. I was thinking about taking this cutty that I bought to Maaco and getting a cheap paint on it and was wondering how wet it would look if I just got their $250 paint (no clear) and buffed it out? I know I'm being cheap but I'm just painting this car and I'm going to sell it.
 

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well if you just wanna sell it it would be ok.. Straight paint with no clear wouldn't be very shinny at all unless it was lacquer and i doubt they do that anymore. for 250 you don't have much too lose just be careful when you do it
 

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most paint has an optimum window for polishing, from 1 day to a month, we polish cars the same day we paint them, right after they come out of the booth. It takes less work to ge them flat and shiney then letting the car sit for a month and the paint gewts so hard it takes forever to polish out anything. Just be careful and take your time.
 

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you should wait a week at least before u wet sand and buff...u need to let it cure (sit in the sun, out side, etc...)

if u wet sand and buff too early you will end up with a haze in the clear, it will not show right away but it will show later....

the wet look is better with a 2 stage paint(base coat and clear coat) not a single stage...
 

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each product performs differently ,, Some clears polish great straight out the booth others react more to the heat ,, and then cool down leaving hazes or sanding marks ,, ..
within 1-2 weeks is prefrable for easier polishing ..
Use farecla polishin products ..
 

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my storm's paintjob was shot at maaco.........i know.....i will paint it myself next with HOK anywayz..........

it turned out awesome................i payed for the intercoat clear and 2 year gloss warranty...............$500 with body work and a receipt to prove it


i buffed that baby out a couple of weeks later and it looked REAL wet.........


i wouldn't wet sand it though because maaco doesn't put alot of clear on........besides you are going to sell it.......... :biggrin:
 

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MACCO?????? that is harsh, u guys need to take more pride in your cars. if i was ur ride i would run away :uh:
 

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single stage will not shine as much as base clear, and you can not buff single stage you will buff the paint right off , intergrated clear is just something shops say to hype up the product. go b/c then you can buff the next day.
 
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