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    Re: help with buffing after wetsanding

    I`ve always been told to wait 30 days after painting before waxing. Something about outgassing. I do like Blackfire and Fuzion after 30 days though.

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    Re: help with buffing after wetsanding

    Quote Originally Posted by termigator View Post
    I`ve always been told to wait 30 days after painting before waxing. Something about outgassing. I do like Blackfire and Fuzion after 30 days though.
    He said the car was painted a month ago
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    Re: help with buffing after wetsanding

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    also. what do you guys think i should do after the buff. like what products. is poor boys black hole a good one to use on that color? its called snakeskin green its on the new vipers. its a very bright color. then maybe a wax like pro yellow wax?
    Pro yellow is a good wax but if its a show car I`d go for something really glossy like EX-P topped with Nattys Blue. I`ve yet to find a wax with more gloss than Nattys. I`ve not tryed Black Hole yet but I`ve used Pro Polish and SSR2 on green, both with great results.
    This sounds like a great project for a write up btw

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    Re: help with buffing after wetsanding

    Quote Originally Posted by mrclean81 View Post
    Pro yellow is a good wax but if its a show car I`d go for something really glossy like EX-P topped with Nattys Blue. I`ve yet to find a wax with more gloss than Nattys. I`ve not tryed Black Hole yet but I`ve used Pro Polish and SSR2 on green, both with great results.
    This sounds like a great project for a write up btw
    I was going to suggest Natty`s Red for that color, but we`re close to being on the same page. A show car definitely deserves a higher-end wax.
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    Re: help with buffing after wetsanding

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Lil Detlr View Post
    I was going to suggest Natty`s Red for that color, but we`re close to being on the same page. A show car definitely deserves a higher-end wax.
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    Nason us a pretty soft paint a wool pad may not be necessary. Just be carefully on edges and underneath
    (Where paint may not be as thick)

    Understand that your end result is only based on the amount of
    clear you are working with.
    How well you know the painter can make or break you. Some are light some are heavy.

    This is something tricky to diagnose without seeing.
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    Re: help with buffing after wetsanding

    so if i buff with wool with 3m ultra cut 2. and i use the EX-P would i use a foam polishing pad for that? and then top with nattys red? or do i need some type of polish between compound and exp?

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    Rule of thumb. Always follow a wool with some kind of foam polish.
    There are many polishes that contain fillers. You want a polish without fillers.
    The reason for this is the fillers will hide micro marring and will appear later.
    Of course the pad and compound choice will be determined by how hard or soft it is buffing.
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    Re: help with buffing after wetsanding

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetextreme View Post
    so if i buff with wool with 3m ultra cut 2. and i use the EX-P would i use a foam polishing pad for that? and then top with nattys red? or do i need some type of polish between compound and exp?
    I would strongly suggest NOT starting right off with wool. Try the less aggressive solution (foam) first.
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    Re: help with buffing after wetsanding

    Any good high quality glaze will work on the finishing side of things, then since the finish is cured, a light wax is all you really need, nothing extreme.

    Wow, shop going down to 4K? They must want the overtime or the owner of the vehicle payed some big $$ up front!

    4K is easy to work out with fine polishes.

    Me, I use Menzerna, but that`s just me and due to the car I have. You can use 3M line if your familure since you`ve done this in the past. No need to "train-up" to a new polish and pads at this point and more so on a clients car freshly painted. Go with a polish pad and light polish like Finesse-It or similar. The finer the better at first, then move up to a more aggressive polish if needed.

    Take your time in polish prep masking on new paint.

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    Re: help with buffing after wetsanding

    well guys its been a while. i didnt end up doing the snakeskin cobalt me and my friend had a little falling out but im doing the exact same thing on a 97 eclipse, its a blue pearl paint. ill get pics tomorrow

 

 
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