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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:33 pm 
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We have nearly finished spraying my bros XE in blood orange, and we are wanting to know is it better to buff the paint for its shine, or to go a few coats of clear over the top?
just wanting to hear some opinions on it, or can you do both?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:38 pm 
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i'll have a crack at this. from what i have read it is best to go for a few clear coats for a protective coat, and then buff that or wax it to get the max shine out of it.
i like the mandarine colour the metallic version of blood orange, but post pics of it if you can.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:03 pm 
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as i said to ya on MSN a few days ago...., go clear coat, as it lasts longer and looks better.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:09 pm 
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if you're happy with the unbuffed colour, buff it then keep it well polished, i'd only go clearcoat on metallics

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:28 pm 
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yeah i remember you telling tony to clear coat it.
i think clear coat will be easier and probably last a little longer aswell. after seeing pics of your car (storm) the clear made the car look bloody awesome.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:33 pm 
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yeh better off doin a few clear coates then buffing it after that
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Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:23 pm 
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also if you dont prep the car right before you you do and make sure the mix is right, if you dont you may find it could go yellow on you or peal.

not to hot and not cold, & try to do it in a dust free area

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:56 pm 
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lol 3 & 1/2 yo thread, well done chaps.
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Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:17 pm 
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def clear coat way better looking and you get the extra protection aswell
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 Post subject: Re: Go Clear Coat, Or Buff?
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:48 pm 
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XeTurbo wrote:
We have nearly finished spraying my bros XE in blood orange, and we are wanting to know is it better to buff the paint for its shine, or to go a few coats of clear over the top?
just wanting to hear some opinions on it, or can you do both?
not bad 3 years to paint,used a brush? yes clear coat it with brush---------------3 more years----BINGOOOOOOOOO a classic car,new paint and 10 years old by the time you polish it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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