Join Date: May 2002
Location: Vicroads inspection bay
I've painted a couple of doors for my car (presently they are off the car) and I was looking for advice from anyone who has buffed fresh paint before. Basically, the doors are painted in a red(ish) basecoat with a 2 pack clear applied over the top. Because I used 2 pack, the paint is very shiny straight 'off the gun'. However, it has a bit of orange peel and a few specks of dust in it. I got rid of the peel and dust by wet sanding the panels with 1500 then 2000 wet and dry. I then buffed it with a rotary buffer and some Autoglym 3B fine cut compound (which is good stuff apparently). Looking at the doors side on, the finish is really smooth and shiny. But looking at it front on, the paint seems to have a fog over it and a dullish shine. It is no where near as shiney as the paint 'off the gun'.
Does anyone know any products you can use to get the mirror shine back or any buffing techniques that work well? I remember bass_crazy saying he wet sanded his car to get the dust out....how did you get your paint shiny again?