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    fly landed in the clear coat

    car is now painted turn out real nice will post images later.

    However a couple of small flys landed in the clear coat the painter told me atfer washing the car the fly will dissappear claiming the towel is a slite abrasive and will eventually remove all of the fly

    ?is this completely true?

    part of the fly was outside the clear coat half was in the clear coat the part that was outside the clear has been rubbed out w/ the towel.

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    Two words. WET SAND. Sorry bro.

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    I bought good Dupont paint kromobase the lady at the paint store suggested I purchase the economical Dupont clear big mistake.

    The painter ragged on how thin no high build up of material even w/ 4 coats of cheaper clear he did'nt want to wet sand because of how thin the clear is.

    so is the speck of fly remains there to stay? it is now just a small dot.

    so there is no truth about the towel removing the remain dot?

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    No towel that I have ever seen, got any pics of the spot? If it's not bad maybe you could use some M105 with a buffer to remove the blemish.

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    flys . . . definately one of the enemies of the do-it-yourself painter. no if part of the fly is in the clear it will not come out with a "towel". wheres the spot located? as for my vehicles, i have learned to overlook some of these small imperfections. sometimes theyre too much of a hassle to try to fix, especially since your probably the only one that will ever notice it.
    like sstg said, a buffer may remove it, if its not deep at all. but most likely, you would need to wetsand to remove it. as for the cheaper clear, its hard for me to believe dupont would make a clear that would cover too thin to wetsand easily.

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    The painter could wetsand and possibly blend the clear after the fly is out if the clear is that thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwik219d9 View Post
    car is now painted turn out real nice will post images later.

    However a couple of small flys landed in the clear coat the painter told me atfer washing the car the fly will dissappear claiming the towel is a slite abrasive and will eventually remove all of the fly

    ?

    Thanks for any tips.
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    Dude they will be there next year. Talk to us then....

    The "painter" had you.........

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    I paint cars outside for a living everday. you get the occasional bug and dirt. Seemed like the guy cleared over the bug... It should have come out with a rag if it landed on the clear AFTER it had been finished. You can deffinately wet sand and buff it out for sure if it's not too deep. Use 2000 grit and don't go aggresivley as you would with factory paint. It's not going to take alot to burn it. You can always bring it to someone if your afraid you might burn it.

    I hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3unwant3d1 View Post
    I paint cars outside for a living everday. you get the occasional bug and dirt. Seemed like the guy cleared over the bug... It should have come out with a rag if it landed on the clear AFTER it had been finished. You can deffinately wet sand and buff it out for sure if it's not too deep. Use 2000 grit and don't go aggresivley as you would with factory paint. It's not going to take alot to burn it. You can always bring it to someone if your afraid you might burn it.

    I hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    If there was ever a time I was lost for words.....

    This one did it..........
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    do you not believe me?

    Im serious though, i paint outside. Painted in below zero weather this year....yea it was fkng cold but pain doesnt freeze...sadly wish it did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3unwant3d1 View Post
    do you not believe me?

    Im serious though, i paint outside. Painted in below zero weather this year....yea it was fkng cold but pain doesnt freeze...sadly wish it did.
    Boy I hope you can take a joke.....If not here it goes anyway.........





    4get gto wants to get his car painted. Had a fender bender on his 2000
    WS6. Only has 16000 miles. Wants nothing but the best.

    Learns about this guy named TH------1 that does excellent paint work... Fines out where this guy lives and figures he'd go pay him a visit..

    He goes out to find where his place of buisness is.

    Found it........Starts down this dusty ass lane...Does'nt give it any thought......

    He goes by a sign that says ........" I paint outside"......


    Comes to another sign.." We get a
    occasional bug and dirt."........Give that no thought.....



    Goes farther down the lane and comes to yet another sign that says...."fkng cold but paint doesnt freeze...sadly wish it did."


    Conclusion of my story.....I don't know how fast my car goes in reverse but 1/4 mile times would be tough to beat.........And god I hope the road is straight as I don't want to run off the lane going backwards causing more damage.



    Again hope you can take some ass beating........

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    lmfao. You would be suprised on who wants their cars painted... I would turn down something I know wouldnt turn out good like real bad body damage. I mostly do bumpers :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3unwant3d1 View Post
    I paint cars outside for a living everday. you get the occasional bug and dirt. Seemed like the guy cleared over the bug..................................
    Quote Originally Posted by Th3unwant3d1 View Post
    Im serious though, i paint outside. Painted in below zero weather this year....yea it was fkng cold but pain doesnt freeze...sadly wish it did.
    I bet your prices are CHEAP!!!!!

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    Let me clearify myself LOL. I'm known as a "touch-up" guy. I go to dealership and fix scratches chips bumpers and panels. Most of the time I paint outside. I can lay a clear as flat as any other bodyshop can. I match paint off of computer. Blah blah blah, bumpers start around 100 for walk ups considerably cheaper for dealership. It's my job be I love it, outside on my own schedule and paint cars. Can't get much better LOL

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