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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:26 pm 
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Ive just been doing sum mods to my grill, and have painted it undercoated, and now im painting it in heritage green. Now once ive finished all my coats and they dry im gonna use a cutting compound to bring up the paint nice and glossy. what i wanted to know is can i use the cutting compound like straight after ive finished spraying once its dry of course on the same day sort of thing? Or do I leave it for a few days then cut it back then apply the clear coat?

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:58 pm 
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I wouldn't polish any thing until after you have applied clear coat.

If you try to clear a surface that has polish on it, you will get a very nasty finish.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:00 pm 
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dont actually know but if in doubt go the safe way. and never rush a job like that

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:20 pm 
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I dont mean a actual polish, I mean the cutting compound you use to take a thin layer of once all ur colour coats are done, so that the paint comes up nice and smooth and glossy, so you can then clear coat it. Its nt a cut and polish, it is a special cut used for when you have sprayed something. Ive put the grill back on the car for now, il leave it for a few days then cut it back and clear coat it

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:27 pm 
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fairmont4me wrote:
I dont mean a actual polish, I mean the cutting compound you use to take a thin layer of once all ur colour coats are done, so that the paint comes up nice and smooth and glossy, so you can then clear coat it. Its nt a cut and polish, it is a special cut used for when you have sprayed something. Ive put the grill back on the car for now, il leave it for a few days then cut it back and clear coat it

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Clear coat it first, then colour sand it then polish. If you have a silicone based polish, you will never get any clear on it.
You can block the paint to a finish, then clear it too
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4 - 6 double header coats for top coat colour, wait 24 hrs, then do 4 double header coats of clear for good coverage, wait a day, then cut and polish

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:34 pm 
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Heritage green, thats a metallic isn't it? The last thing you want to do is cut back a metallic without applying clear first. Thats what the clear is for, to protect the metallic paint.

Cut the clear coat back after a few days.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:06 pm 
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fordzatmyplace wrote:
I wouldn't polish any thing until after you have applied clear coat.

If you try to clear a surface that has polish on it, you will get a very nasty finish.


i got a question, for everyone talking about clear coat paint, where and what are these clear coat paints called, like in bunnings or supercheap, what are there names as i dont recal seeing any.
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in the cans, they are simply called "clear"

 

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pauly_pizza wrote:
fordzatmyplace wrote:
I wouldn't polish any thing until after you have applied clear coat.

If you try to clear a surface that has polish on it, you will get a very nasty finish.


i got a question, for everyone talking about clear coat paint, where and what are these clear coat paints called, like in bunnings or supercheap, what are there names as i dont recal seeing any.


Go to a automotive paint shop, not bunnings.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:18 am 
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fairmont4me wrote:
Ive just been doing sum mods to my grill, and have painted it undercoated, and now im painting it in heritage green. Now once ive finished all my coats and they dry im gonna use a cutting compound to bring up the paint nice and glossy. what i wanted to know is can i use the cutting compound like straight after ive finished spraying once its dry of course on the same day sort of thing? Or do I leave it for a few days then cut it back then apply the clear coat?

Cheers
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Not trying to discurage others but maybe you should ask in the relevant sticky in this section so you get the correct answer and info also others can find it easily

 

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