Metallic Paint "Cloudy"

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  1. deadmeat

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    1992 honda Accord Coupe, almost a Sea Foam Green with Metallic Flake in the Paint - OEM Paint.

    I have always managed to make my cars look showroom, no matter what condition they came to me in. This car, however, has a 'cloudy' appearance - no matter what I do to it. I have gone with what I had on hand, and I'll buy whatever I have to, to get it to shine the way it's supposed to. The reflection in the side panels is perfect at almost any angle, but in direct sunlight, I'm used to being able to walk up and see my reflection from yards away. This car does not do that.

    I have used:
    Mother's Cleaner/Wax
    # 80 Glaze on my PC
    Turtle Wax Green Compound
    Turtle Wax Red Compound (while progressively getting more and more pissed off.)

    This is driving me nutso. It's just a daily driver, but it doesn't match any of my other cars.
     
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    cloudy; as in.....

    something on TOP OF the paint?
    or, the metallic flakes aren't even, and the flakes form "clouds" IN the paint.

    :confused: if its the metallic flakes in the paint making it cloudy then youll need a repaint, the paint modelled and its irreversable
     
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    As in - Hand over the surface = smooth as a baby's butt.
    In the hood, trunklid, roof and front fenders - I can put a ruler at a 90 degree angle to the panel and read the far end.

    The doors - still baby smooth, no crap stuck in paint, but at certain angles looks like it's never been washed.....
     
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    sounds like modeling. due to poor techniques used when laying the apint.....factory or resprayed.
     
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    Can you post pics? You may have orange peel issues that will require wetsanding to fix.
     
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    Will get pics, Hardly any orange peel tho considering.
     
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    its not the clearcoat, its the basecoat, the paint wasnt sprayed/mixed right, so the metallic flakes didnt lay perfectly even, and it gives that cloudy effect
     
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    Bad orange peel will give the same effect. My brother's truck was repaired by a shitty body shop (which he is suing for $12,000 for damages) and the horrible orange peel on the cab makes the paint look cloudy, especially compared to the factory paint on the bed.

    Paint checking or a failing basecoat can also give a cloudy effect.
     
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    eh....i dont know alllllll that much about auto-body.....but....eh
     

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