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 Post subject: Can this be buffed up or polished
Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:44 am 
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G'day all,

I have taken some photos of my Ford AUII this morning of sections where it appears clear coat is peeling off and in some instance the roof paint has degraded before I purchased it.

I like to keep it as "Congo Green" but with shine.

Can this be buffed up, if so, what polish can I use? The car has been washed with McGuires Car wash many times but never had any polish to my knowledge. I have never applied any since I've had it for close to 2 years.

If it cannot be buffed or polished, what type of paint do I need and how many litres or coats would be recommended prior to applying clear coat again?

How many sprays of clear coat?

Any assistance is appreciated, See pics

Peter

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Can this be buffed up or polished
Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:21 am 
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its to far gone,,, respray time...
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Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:02 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
its to far gone,,, respray time...

Yep, if you try to buff that you will only remove more of the clear and start eating into the color.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Can this be buffed up or polished
Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Badly in need of a rub back and respray. To far gone to save with polish.
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Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Thanks guys,

I appreciate your comments and honesty.

I'll be saving up a few dollars to get some paint.

What would the best type of paint to use. 2 pack, Enamel or Acrylic?

How many sprays for primer, paint and top coat would be recommended?

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Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:16 pm 
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If you are respraying the same colour it will be simpler as you can do a closed door respray. I would be looking at 2 pack.
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Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:36 am 
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@ SWC,

Thanks, yep same colour "Congo Green" 2 pack it is.

How many coats would you suggest for 2 pk and how many coats for Clearcoat?

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Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:38 pm 
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congo green????
it looks like meteorite grey to me... :)
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Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Are you spraying this at home, or getting a spray painter to do it ??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Can this be buffed up or polished
Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:48 pm 
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@ Troyman
Congo green is the original colour and has been applied to Boot and front bumber, rest of vehicle will be the same. Meteorite Grey is a good one, I'l pay that.

@snap0964
Nope, spraying myself at home , with fume extractors and breather mask and on acreage.
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Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:54 pm 
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bondy99 wrote:
@ Troyman
Congo green is the original colour and has been applied to Boot and front bumber, rest of vehicle will be the same. Meteorite Grey is a good one, I'l pay that.
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s**t, I must be going colour blind... I really thought it was grey,,,lol
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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:01 am 
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@ Troyman

Hahahaha, it does look like its been burning on re-entry :)
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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:15 pm 
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Nope, spraying myself at home , with fume extractors and breather mask and on acreage.

Being a 2K base, you can spray with either Acrylic or 2K. You'll need PVC coveralls and a respirator if you do 2K, and some heating.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:07 pm 
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@snap0964

Yep, got overalls, respirator , can organise heaters.

Primer / undercoat probably 3 or 4 coats should do.

Just need to know how many coats of paint and how many coats of top coat or clearcoat.
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Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:21 am 
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Have a look at the Videos on www.vgautopaints.com.au .

 

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