Fordmods Logo

PAINT JUST ISNT SHINY! 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: PAINT JUST ISNT SHINY!
Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:35 am 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 47

Joined: 7th Dec 2004

Ride: XE

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

ok, ive recently sprayed my Xe falcon Blood orange. I did about 3-4 layers of clear and it did bring the colour out more an made it a little bit shiny. Im in the process of getting it buffed, but befor i do i was wondering if buffing would make it shiny? if so how does buffing work exactly?
any info would be good


Cheers

 

_________________

Aint
....no
...chistmas....
hammmmmmmmmmm in here.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 3277

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 36 images

Ride: Ronald Mcdonald Mobile

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

yeah the buffings hould make a difference. it will prolly make the paint heaps smoother and give it a shine. im not sure how the buffer does this but it does.
then whack a few coats of good plish on the paint to make the shine last

 

_________________

Gooooone - Eb2 Coon - 143RWKW
Now - Mazda MX5 with HKS Supercharger 190RWKW
Crescent Motorsport Liverpool - 9600 6229

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:55 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 47

Joined: 7th Dec 2004

Ride: XE

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

ok thanks for that. ill try post some pics once its done

 

_________________

Aint
....no
...chistmas....
hammmmmmmmmmm in here.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

If your paint isn't shiny after a respray, chances are you have "orange peel". The finish isn't smooth so buffing with a quality cutting compound will rub back the high points and effectivly smooth out the paint, leaving you with a nice shiny car.

After cutting you need to polish the car with a quality glaze to seal the paint.

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:18 am 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 47

Joined: 7th Dec 2004

Ride: XE

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

ausome, thanks for the info, so bassically buffing is like a very fine sand?? an sorta melts the paint in a way?? meh well thanks anyways ive learnt alot about it, cheers

 

_________________

Aint
....no
...chistmas....
hammmmmmmmmmm in here.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:00 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 67

Joined: 31st Dec 2004

Ride: 1966 Mustang GT

Location: Hall
ACT, Australia

Can you post some before and after buffing Pic's i would love to see the differance it makes thanks

 

_________________

Pony Power!

Ride: 1966 Ford Mustang GT

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:03 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

XE-250t wrote:
ausome, thanks for the info, so bassically buffing is like a very fine sand?? an sorta melts the paint in a way?? meh well thanks anyways ive learnt alot about it, cheers


Exactly, you need to be very careful using cutting compound, particularly near edges as it is possible to burn the paint.

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:03 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names