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I just bought an 88 Luxury Sport it's PPG charcoal grey with a ton of green flakes in it.I got a helluva deal on it so I bought it knowing about the paint.It has like dirt in the clear coat.The guy told me it was done in a garage with fans blowing outward but got dirt because someone flew by inna car.I'm wondering how to get it out the right way.I'm gonna pay someone to do it but was wondering what shoud be done.Wet sand and polish?wet sand another coat of clear then polish?OH btw it has 4 coats of clear.Just lookin for some advise thanx

I dunno if you can tell by the pic but here it is anyway
 

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yeah just like switchcraft said colorsand and buff, and with for coats of clear u can go with 1000 grit and move on up to 2000 grit. how much did u pay for it?
 

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paid 1900 for it with a clifford 2 way alarm system that locks doors,pops trunk,rolls up windows,and pages me.plus 2 kicker comps,and fosgate amp.sunroof.power evrything .Only 10k on motor. :biggrin: glad I waited.


well started wet sanding with a 1500 .have 3m perfect it 111 rubbing compound and glazer.I have a polisher with variable speeds......A fool wanted 5 bills to cut and polish it....I was like f that I'll do it myself....any tips or tricks to a miror finish????I started but still gettin that orange peel look a lil scared to go down too far without knowing any hints would greatly be appreciated
 

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ok if ur still getting the orange peel look u need to sand more, u sayed it has four coats of clear u will be fine just watch out for the edges some guys like to tape some of the sharp edges, but when u sand dry it off and look and the surface it all needs to look dull no shine, if it does u need to sand more also dont sand in a circular motion.. good luck yeah its along process but well worth it in the end.. ;)
 

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thanks for all the help guys .....I got through the first time and it all has an orange peel look .I am a lil anxious to get it done but it's definately worth the wait............Ihave no more dirt in the clear.....now just to gettin it mirrored :biggrin: thanx so much fellas....One more question I've been doin all this by hand....should I use a block ,or can I use a sanding machine :dunno:
 

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i would not use a sanding machine just wetsand and wheel.3m has a polish system that is one step just finish wetsanding with 2500 and wheel it with a woolpad and then with a foam pad but its all the same polish.3m number is finesse-it purple polish,#51056 :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by 7monte8@Aug 28 2005, 05:29 PM~3709100
thanks for all the help guys .....I got through the first time and it all has an orange peel look .I am a lil anxious to get it done but it's definately worth the wait............Ihave no more dirt in the clear.....now just to gettin it mirrored :biggrin:    thanx so much fellas....One more question    I've been doin all this by hand....should I use a block ,or can I use a sanding machine :dunno:

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