Re-sprayed 1991 Miata

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  1. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    So I have a 1991 Miata, and it's been re-sprayed, and looks like a Maaco job ;) There just seems to be a "dullness" to the paint.

    What can I do to get it back? Anything? I've done some light polishing with my porter cable but didn't know what to cut it with, so just got some light Turtle Wax polish. I doubt it's too much cut...

    Here's an example. Picture makes it look a bit better than it is, haha.

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    wetsand and buff? possibly?
     
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    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    only proper way.

    Whats keeping it from gleaming is called orange peel. if you dont know what that is, grab an orange and look at the skin. then look at the paint from an angle. just to give you an idea (and to whore my cut/buff abilities)

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    i think i went from 1k to 1500 sanding, then used rubbing compound with a wool pad, then buffing/polishing compound on a foam pad. Finished with Natty's blue.

    good luck
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Sounds like excessive orange peel to me too. If it is a Maaco job though, you might have to live with it or repaint it-doubt there is enough clear to allow much wetsanding.
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Thanks for the replies. I might try some of the Optimum Polish with something like an orange pad to see if it can get some of the gloss back. I agree with Scottwax though, I don't think there's much clear to work with :(
     
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    Do they even put clearcoat over top of solid gloss colors? I thought that was only standard practice with metallic paint -- my friend had to get one of the panels on his Evo repainted, and they got some overspray on another panel, and when the guy went to clean it off, he took the gloss yellow right off because there was no clearcoat to protect it. Ended up having to get two panels repainted instead of just the one.
     
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    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    maaco doesnt clearcoat. its a single stage enamel.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    That's becuase Mitsubitshi is CHEAP!!!

    The only other colors I know of that aren't always cleared are Honda and Toyota white (Accords, Sequioa's), solid EVO colors, and Lexus jet black-which sometimes has a tinted clear.
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    This was a "you messed up the paint in this area" from a shop, so they had it completely re-sprayed. I really doubt it's signature, hah :)
     
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    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    cmon scott, who goes to maaco to get the signature series paint job. everyone goes for the lunch hour special.
     
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    BTW, my brother actually got a decent (except for orange peel) paint job on a Wagoneer at Maaco and he paid for the base coat/clear coat. Just wasn't worth paying $2500+ on that old Wagoneer for a really good paint job, but it was worth the $900 he paid them.
     
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    if you properly prep and finish, maaco can actually be worth it
     
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    Corz ha ha! snikt

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    a lot of maaco guys are damn good painters since thats all they do, they just use shit material and have hacks for body techs
     
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    WiseOne roter Teufel

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    I spied you at teh track last night ;)
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    You spied me shifting from 2nd to 5th on both my runs. Fun times were had. :hsd:
     

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