Detailing gurus ! v. dull spots after buffing

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Corz, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. Corz

    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    need some help getting the 'shine' back in my wetsanding and buffing.

    long story short, I'm a painter so I know my way around a cars finish, I just cant seem to keep the shine after I cut/buff the cars. I wetsand with 1000 then buff with a foam pad and 3M buffing compound (foam pad) for dark colored vehicles.

    seems like I'm using the right stuff, but.. after a few trips in the sun I get these spots

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    I know.. ignore those specs, It was from spraying in a garage :o

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    and here's a pic from the side to show it's not over the whole car

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    yeah my camera sucks, but I'd like to get the shine back in my car.. (paints only 4 years old)
     
  2. 91RS

    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    I don't know if it's your camera or not, but that Vette still looks filthy.
     
  3. justin30513

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    Looks like some dirt and trash made it into the paint job. Can you feel any raised particles with your hand? Like dirt trapped in the paint.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You might need to step up to a wool pad and a compound like Meguiars #85 Diamond Cut or Optimum's Hyper Compound to remove the wetsanding marks, then step down to a swirl remover and foam polishing pad.
     
  5. Corz

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    thats because it is.. engines been out since june 11th

    Scott, what wool pad would you reccomend? I have one and it just covers my car with little hairs
     
  6. Buck-O

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    Not enough cut in your compound pad combo.
    And not enough polishing time to fully break down the abrasives.

    Take your time, get some better compound and a better pad.
     
  7. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Meguiars and 3M have excellent wool pads.
     
  8. Corz

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    awesome, thanks
     

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