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Problems after color sanding

A while back I color sand / wet sand a few spots on my trep. I used zymol and some mothers wax over the spots and looks great. Thing is after a few hours it becomes dull again and makes the paint look like crap. Anyone have any ideas?
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For the love of god why did you wet sand your paint? There isn't much you can do except get a new clear coat, or a new paint job for that matter.
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To get rid of a few defects that were in the top layer of the clear coat. I've done this hundreds of times on other cars and no problems came up. Well i guess i'll have to repair the clear on those spots.
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A while back I color sand / wet sand a few spots on my trep. I used zymol and some mothers wax over the spots and looks great. Thing is after a few hours it becomes dull again and makes the paint look like crap. Anyone have any ideas?
The clear coat on the cars is far too thin to sand, wet, dry or any other way. In fact, You really cannot even take a chance on using a rubbing compound on some areas of the car, you'll rub right through.
If you try to touch them up with clear spray, in all likelyhood it will look worse.
Your best bet for temporary would be to get some liquid polishing compound and buff the snot out of it - very lightly - to bring the shine up on what is left of the clear & any exposed paint.
As pointed out above, the only real fix is to have the car or the panels re-clearcoated.


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The car doesn't have the OEM paint. It was repainted when I bought it. It has a nice thick layer of clear.
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Then go ahead and buff on it! Try some 3M Perfect It III Rubbing compound, its not too aggressive, but will get the job done. Follow up with 3M Swirl Mark Remover, both are water based and low VOC i believe.
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Let me know how that works since I am color sanding mine as we speak. But, I know mine has 4 coats of high UV clear coat so I do not thnik I will sand it all off.
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Let me know how that works since I am color sanding mine as we speak. But, I know mine has 4 coats of high UV clear coat so I do not thnik I will sand it all off.
Be careful Ron, my buddy that owns a paint shop recommended 6 coats of clear if I want to color sand.
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6 coats wtf, is he spraying water? I spray 2 on all my dailys and sand ploish with no problems. Paint has never had problems either, Ive been painting for 5 years now...
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1st off what grit did you wetsand your car with?If 1000 then i say use a medium grit compound and use a orbital buffer around 1500 rpms.Then go over it with a foam polishing pad to kill the swirls(use the 3m in a black bottle that has a gray color for darker colors white fo lighter colors) and then a liquid polish I have had nothing but great luck with the liquid polish from APC on this page

http://www.prowax.com/apc.shtml#APC-36

hope some infor here helps out.
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