FUCK! I fucked a Porsche paint big time!

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by LatinLover, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. LatinLover

    LatinLover Puppah Lover...

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    0
    :ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh:

    Well, I was trying to fix a little scratch and it went to fucking hell! I filled the scratch with Dr. ColorChip paint, waited a week to cure, and then today wen ahead to try and level it. I used 1500 sandpaper soaked for 30 minutes in a water/soap dilution, and lots of water. Used steady back and forth motions with little pressure for like a minute, and when I raised the paper, I noticed I went all the way to the primer!:noes::noes::noes::noes: Now I am looking at how much it'll cost me to fix this and waiting for my customers reply, since he's out of town. Looking for a blending specialist or someone who is willing to fix this ASAP!

    Learn from my mistakes, sons...
     
  2. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    18,783
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lansing, MI USA
    :rofl: You're so fucked....

    You NEVER wet sand to "level" a touch-up without checking your progress every couple strokes of the paper against the surface. Not to mention you shouldn't start with 1500 grit -- start with 2000 grit at least, if not 2500 grit on paint where you don't know how thick it is.
     
  3. LatinLover

    LatinLover Puppah Lover...

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    0
    The damage area was not big, like a 2" x 2", but is still very noticeable. I will never wetsand again!
     
  4. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    18,783
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lansing, MI USA
    :hs: 2" by 2" of primer is not really a small repair, depending. What color is the car? And where on the car is this spot?
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2010
  5. Morgan06

    Morgan06 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ELM, MA
    .

    Where it is on the car will also change how large the repair is.
     
  6. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

    Joined:
    May 5, 2000
    Messages:
    160,342
    Likes Received:
    823
    Location:
    Home of the Texas Rangers
    1500 grit for a minute? Really? :ugh:

    2000, back and forth 2-3 times, check, repeat as necessary to just level it.
     
  7. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oy...less is more, especially on someone else's paint.
     
  8. Pussysmith

    Pussysmith Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    0
    You learned how to wetsand on a PORSCHE!?
     
  9. i killed tupac

    i killed tupac New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2005
    Messages:
    36,662
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    this toilet earth
    hopefully its like an old 924 or something...
     
  10. LatinLover

    LatinLover Puppah Lover...

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    0
    Actually, a 2007 Carrera, but was able to work compensation with my customer in order to get it fixed. I will still work with him, and he's not mad at all(unbelievable, uh?) I just learned to be waaaaaaaaaay more careful and read a lot more bfore I decide to try something.
     
  11. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    18,783
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lansing, MI USA
    :eek3:

    Yeah, more read, less do. You got lucky this time. VERY lucky.
     
  12. LatinLover

    LatinLover Puppah Lover...

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    0
    FAWKING .
     
  13. JRock10

    JRock10 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    7,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nashville, TN FTW
    they usually aren't mad if you let them know what happened and offer some sort of solution up front.
     
  14. LatinLover

    LatinLover Puppah Lover...

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    0
    I offered him to pay for damages, plus a couple free washes. Couldn't see what else I could offer...
     
  15. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shit happens. Learning from your f-up is what it's about. Keep wetsanding. Just learn. This experience is what keeps others from trying it. If you learn and get good, you have a skill that singles you out.

    My truck got a huge gash in it when I took to my mechanic for a tune up. He told me about it. Paid to have it fixed. I still use him. Simple.

    You need to get some panels to practice on though.
     
  16. gandhibrokemyskates

    gandhibrokemyskates slangin beer

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Messages:
    28,157
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston
    Do most detailers not have insurance to cover these type of things?
     
  17. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    19,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow. Just reading about that kind of fuckup gives me a little zing of adrenaline. Reminds me of the time I accidentally cut the phone wires to my office while cleaning out a bunch of old unused wiring. "Hey Shawn, why aren't the phones working?" It's about the only time in my life I actually tried to run in about ten directions at once.
     
  18. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ha ha! Been there....

    I cleaning the windows on the outside of a Escalade and dropped the can. I juggled it over the hood for what seemed like forever. I finally just slapped and it landed in the parking lot.
     
  19. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    18,783
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lansing, MI USA
    If you're dealing with someone who actually runs an official "business" then yes, they usually would carry insurance. Side-jobbers tend not to, though.
     
  20. Morgan06

    Morgan06 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Messages:
    4,190
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ELM, MA
    .

    Insurance is one of the primary differences between the full time professionals and weekender or hobbyist. That and the assurance that whom you're dealing with not only knows what to do- but what not to do.
     
  21. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

    Joined:
    May 5, 2000
    Messages:
    160,342
    Likes Received:
    823
    Location:
    Home of the Texas Rangers
    Most don't, I'm sure. At the very least, you should carry a general liability business policy, really not that expensive. $50-100 a month. Shop around, make sure you know what they will and won't pay for.
     
  22. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a million dollar liability policy and pay 1100 per year. I'm taking up to 1.5 and it's only 1350.
     
  23. gandhibrokemyskates

    gandhibrokemyskates slangin beer

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Messages:
    28,157
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston
    If I do get all crazy full time with detailing, I'll be getting insurance. pho sho.
     
  24. Labster

    Labster OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Messages:
    5,717
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NE, OH
    I have general liability and garage keepers and it runs me about $800 for the year up here. I have $750,000 in liability
     
  25. GammaRadiation

    GammaRadiation Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    29,840
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Random Location.FL
    No shit.

    I was like 2007 Carrera I was like :eek3: FAWK

    How did you get your hands on a Carrera and why did you try your first time at wet sanding on such a vehicle?

    Detail a few '89 Corollas before you touch another car, no offense intended.
     

Share This Page