What can I use to get rid of orange peel with my 7424?

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  1. 91RS

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

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    I have a 7424 now (but only with two white pads for now) and I want to know what product/pads I can use to try and get rid of the orange peel on my car. If it makes any difference it appears my car was painted single stage since when I used rubbing compound to get rid of swirls, it turned the pad red.
     
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  3. 91RS

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

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    Should the 3M Perfect It II and an orange pad work? It's new paint so I don't need to use a yellow pad on it. The orange peel isn't too bad, but the car hasn't been buffed at all with anything since the new paint so I know I need to go over the entire car with some rubbing compound and since the curing time is almost up once I can afford to buy all the products I want to hopefully make it shine. I went over the hood and deck lid with the cheap $5 Wal-Mart 3M rubbing compound yesterday and it did fantastic getting rid of the swirls but it didn't do much for the orange peel (but I was using the white pad so that may have been the problem).
     
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    You will NEVER level orange peel by simply polishing. Wetsanding is the ONLY way to do it.
     
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    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    It doesn't necessarily have to be perfect (the paint job is not perfect anyway), but I just want to get rid of some of it.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    What part of NEVER did you not understand? :uh:

    You WILL have to wetsand, period.
     
  7. SoySauciAl

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    you think your car is bad.. you should see a car when its freshly painted. wetsand with different grits, buff with different compounds, and then polished is what they do.
     
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    Wetsand. Do your research at autobody101.com.
     

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