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keithfin 06-18-2012 08:44 PM

Need help!
 
I'm not sure if this would be the right section, but oh well.

So I had a few rust spots on my Escort that I decided to fix. I grinded it down, bondo'd the deeper rust patches, and then sanded it all so it was smooth from the regular paint areas. I primed it, lightly sanded, pimed, and then hit it with a can of universal black auto paint. It was a more flat color than I thought it would be, but I thought that'd be normal since I still had to hit it with a clear coat. Then the clear coat came, and I accidentally oversprayed a bit, and it looks like crap. There is no shine, and it's a grainy feel. I tried going over it with a claybar, but that hasn't helped.

Can anyone tell me where it might've gone wrong, and how I can repair it?

Many, many thanks to anyone who can help!

lyonsroar 06-18-2012 09:01 PM

you have to polish out clear coat to get a shine. post a pic...

keithfin 06-18-2012 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lyonsroar (Post 4220546)
you have to polish out clear coat to get a shine. post a pic...

I didn't know that. I'll post one in a few minutes.

keithfin 06-18-2012 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lyonsroar (Post 4220546)
you have to polish out clear coat to get a shine. post a pic...

These are the best two I could get.

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/...n/SDC11764.jpg

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/...n/SDC11758.jpg

lyonsroar 06-18-2012 10:01 PM

wet sand with 1500 grit then compound that out. See what happens.

keithfin 06-18-2012 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lyonsroar (Post 4220665)
wet sand with 1500 grit then compound that out. See what happens.

I only have 2000 grit which made that circle patch in the pic. what does compound that out mean?

lyonsroar 06-18-2012 10:50 PM

You need to buff it out now with rubbing compound. Target has Meguires Ultimate compound. Buff it with a MF cloth til it shines. Compound is like a finer grit of sandpaper except in liquid form.

keithfin 06-18-2012 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lyonsroar (Post 4220738)
You need to buff it out now with rubbing compound. Target has Meguires Ultimate compound. Buff it with a MF cloth til it shines. Compound is like a finer grit of sandpaper except in liquid form.

Oh ok. Would it be at Wal-mart? There isn't really a target nearby. Also, thanks so much for the help!

darkangelism 06-19-2012 08:56 AM

walmart should have it, i saw it at mine last week

keithfin 06-19-2012 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darkangelism (Post 4221125)
walmart should have it, i saw it at mine last week

Alright, thanks. So if I use this stuff, the clear coat will be shiny?


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