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Old 06-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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you have to polish out clear coat to get a shine. post a pic...
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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.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:22 PM   #4
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These are the best two I could get.



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wet sand with 1500 grit then compound that out. See what happens.
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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?
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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.
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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!
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walmart should have it, i saw it at mine last week
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Alright, thanks. So if I use this stuff, the clear coat will be shiny?
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