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This is a discussion on paint correction/detail black paint within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; hey everyone, finally i got around to do some detail to my cars exterior, after looking for some info on ...

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    paint correction/detail black paint

    hey everyone, finally i got around to do some detail to my cars exterior, after looking for some info on how to do this, i dont have experience on this at all, so lets see how i get this done,
    here some pics on what im starting with,
    steps are, wash, wet sanding 2000 sand paper, polish, swirl removal, and wax, any other steps im missing?? lol
    i did the hood on my truck, it was painted so it had "orange peel" it looked better, so hopefully same thing happens with this...
    ill be getting it done some time next week, to busy at work!



    passenger side quarter panel, big scratch on this side

    behind the front tires on the fender... i dont know what that white stuff is, it dont wanna come off, so i got to wet sand it!



    horrible headlights..

    time for wet sanding... so nervous i hope it turns out good




    thanks for looking guys.. more pics coming up!

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    curious to see how this goes

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    here some new pics of what i did today, did a small section to see how it would turn out.
    this side is the quarter panel on the passenger side, the scratch is all gone! im happy with that! still working on that small section,
    also did one of the headlights,, still needs a bit of work but it looks better imo,
    on the rims im gonna apply some clear coat to them, and wet sanding as well..






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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    hey everyone, finally i got around to do some detail to my cars exterior, after looking for some info on how to do this, i dont have experience on this at all, so lets see how i get this done,
    here some pics on what im starting with,
    steps are, wash, wet sanding 2000 sand paper, polish, swirl removal, and wax, any other steps im missing?? lol
    i did the hood on my truck, it was painted so it had "orange peel" it looked better, so hopefully same thing happens with this...
    ill be getting it done some time next week, to busy at work!
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    passenger side quarter panel, big scratch on this side
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    behind the front tires on the fender... i dont know what that white stuff is, it dont wanna come off, so i got to wet sand it!
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    horrible headlights..
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    time for wet sanding... so nervous i hope it turns out good
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    thanks for looking guys.. more pics coming up!
    Looks like your in the right moving in the right direction do you have a variable speed buffer?.if so use sponge applicator not the wool buffing pad. Let us see the results !

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    ^^ Its lookin good!.......

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    Thanks! I'm doing it by hand. Which makes it way harder.
    I bought a cheap variable speed polisher that I'll getting in the mail some time next week. 1st using one. So I have to be careful.

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    ^ Oh cool, yeah im no expert but have some knowledge and have a neighbor whos whole family is all into body repair and paint so i always bug them for info..I like to try and do my own too so i dont have to pay loads of dough for someone else to do it!!....one thing ive heard is to be careful when using a buffer or sanding of any kind around the edges/lines of the car its real easy to scuff them up and also not to press on the buffer,,let the machines own weight do the work otherwise youll burn your paint! from the pictures you can see a definate improvement after you finish you can use a clay bar to really get the smooth shine .

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    Looking good!

    Just don't keep that type packing/masking tape on your paint for too long.

    That kind of tape likes to leave residue behind and that can be a pita, even stain your finish if left on too long..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Looking good!

    Just don't keep that type packing/masking tape on your paint for too long.

    That kind of tape likes to leave residue behind and that can be a pita, even stain your finish if left on too long..

    Just my .02
    Agree..use Blue frog ( i think thats the brand) or any paint oriented tape that wont leave residue......One time in the past i had a 280Z that had a leaking rear window,no money to fix it and a rainy winter so i covered the leaks with duct tape cause all other tapes were coming off but when i pulled it off it took the paint with it!!

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    thanks smittro unfurtunatly i found out to late bout that tape! lol i removed it the day after and it did so much residue on the paint


    is always good to know people with experience on body work, in my case i dont know alot of people so i have to find the info on the internet! lol.
    ill be extra carefull with this... im still working on it..


    i had to go buy some new polish,, i was using turtle products, but i was told to use meguiars instead..
    this is what i got, im i on the right track?
    whats the best compound to use for orange peel after wet sanding? thanks

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    ^^ yeah 98maro,, its sometimes a trial and error thing Ive been using Meguiars for years i like their products..some like Mothers and some like the sponsored Zaino...I like anything that works and has no powdery residue and is easy to remove!!...I like to use Meguiars ''quick detail'' in between polish and wax jobs, it sprays on and you wipe it off. As far as the orange peel the wet sanding should take care of that. If not i think youd need a light to moderate ''fast cut'' compound - also go on Youtube and Meguiars has a how to polish like a professional video explaining all the ends and outs...check it out!!

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    whatz up guys! took me a while but im finnaly done! sorry for the cell phone pics!
    the results are amazing, to bad it doesnt look so good on the pics! took me about 13 hours from start to finish but is well worth it!
    all those scratches on the paint, all those ugly spots are all gone.. specially the ones behind the tires... i had to wet san that for a while!
    next to come paint rims gloss black







    looks like a mirror!!


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    doesnt look to bad for a 1st timer! wet sanding is fun!!LOL



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    Looks good! Major difference!

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    Thanks.
    I like the way it looks now! Hopefully. Last a while

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    Leo..Looks Good......Glassy......! Big difference ! I know your happy

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    I need to do that to my car but I'm nervous that I will mess it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79TransAm View Post
    I need to do that to my car but I'm nervous that I will mess it up
    Meguiars has a how to video on YouTube...check it out?

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    Thanks ssguy. I am happy with the results. Came out better than I thought plus I didn't have to pay $300 dollars for a job like this.


    Jon, you should try do it. Just be careful.
    It's easy to mess up. But if you pay attention to what your doing. You'll be safe!
    I have or had zero experience or knowledge on this.
    This was the first time I used a polisher in my life. Lol
    Thanks to the videos on YouTube I could leave a bit more.

    Good luck!

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