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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:31 pm 
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ok so i just spent the last few days stripping the ute and sanding it, i have never painted a car before but thought i'd have a go............... i ended up getting a monza red acrylic for it. so yesterday i started painting and today i have about 3 or 4 coats on it, its look pretty i guess :P
what i need to know is now what do i have to do, i think i'm supposed to sand it now with 600 grit, is this right???
i havent done the clear yet either. :)
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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:38 pm 
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Is monza a metallic paint?

Don't sand down metallic paints, you will ruin it. Clear coat first then lightly sand down with 2000grit before cutting and polishing.

It it isn't metallic then you can lightly sand it down with 2000, no need to clear coat non-metallics.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:39 pm 
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i would use 1200 grit... but that is me.. i'll ask my panel beating mate for ya
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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:40 pm 
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1200 minimum wet and dry and plenty of water. Watch the edges as they will sand through easily.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:47 pm 
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all above is correct, but please man, use a lot of water, and wash of as you go. the finer the better, 1200 is ok.
Ive painted a few of my cars, and they come up ok, good from a far, but far from good! :D
Well done on having a go :D
You can use clear i guess, but you shouldnt need to after its time to cut and polish
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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:22 pm 
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wow those were some quick replies :D , yeah its not metallic, and sweet as if i dont need clear......SAVE MORE MONEY!!!!....... ok so sand with 1200 lots of water, then cut and polish, whats best for cutting and polishing???? any idea's?.................i got one of them electri buffer things here too, not to sure if the pad is any good but :P
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Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:34 pm 
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wow those were some quick replies :D , yeah its not metallic, and sweet as if i dont need clear......SAVE MORE MONEY!!!!....... ok so sand with 1200 lots of water, then cut and polish, whats best for cutting and polishing???? any idea's?.................i got one of them electri buffer things here too, not to sure if the pad is any good but :P


If you start with 1200 then go over it again with 2000, it will be easier to cut it later.

I used motospray cutting compound. Buy a new pad.

 

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