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    Has anyone wetsanded and buffed there car? The paint on my car has been very well taken care of and shines like new. However, there is some orange peel from stock. Just wondering if anyone has done a wetsanding job? How'd it work? Is it worth it to do it yourself,or should I just have a body shop do it? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinSS View Post
    Has anyone wetsanded and buffed there car? The paint on my car has been very well taken care of and shines like new. However, there is some orange peel from stock. Just wondering if anyone has done a wetsanding job? How'd it work? Is it worth it to do it yourself,or should I just have a body shop do it? Thanks
    If you never done it before, I would pay somebody to do it
    To do a whole car is a lot of work, and the goal is getting rid of the orange peel while keeping the finish flat -not wavy-
    I've done some wet-sanding like spots here and there, but I wouldn't do a whole car myself. I'm not there yet!

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    I just can't justify sanding on the clearcoat over a little orange peel. Just me.

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    I have just started on my 1981, it's almost ready for me to start wetsanding...Need to read more on it, I have been doing it all myself. Will let you know. It is alot of work..

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    Wetsanding the original paint to remove the orange peel is a scary thing, especially if you don't have much wetsanding experience. I have wetsanded an entire car before, but I was the one who painted it. So I knew I had plenty of clear on there. I don't know how thick the factory's clear is, but im guessing as thin as allowed.
    Now if you were just wetsanding to remove light scratches or haze. . . i would say try it. But when removing orange peel, u usually have to use a more aggressive paper. . . so burnin thru is easier to do.

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    If I am correct, factory uses 2-3 layers of thin clearcoat.

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    im going to tell you now i would just live with it seeing that your car is a 1998 even if it has been painted before it would not be worth it not only will you risk going through the clear into your base you will sand away the thickness of clear on there now and down the road when you get patches of dull youll regret it honestly if your that worried about it that much get it resprayed if theres no body work invovled it shouldnt be tooo expensive ... just my .02

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