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This is a discussion on looked at a black car-is orange peel common? within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; i was looking at an 02 ws.6. The doors were all orange-peely are all the black ones like this? I ...

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    looked at a black car-is orange peel common?

    i was looking at an 02 ws.6. The doors were all orange-peely

    are all the black ones like this? I saw the fender looked fine, but the door really upset me.

    The car was never painted and ony had 35000-single owner and garaged.

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    Its very common unfortunately.
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    Jut about all mass produced cars will have orange peel in the paint. Its more apparent on dark, non-metallic colors.

    The reason you don't see orange peel on custom painted cars is because they take the time to wetsand the finish and make it perfectly smooth. On a production line, its just not feasible from a cost or time standpoint to have people sand the vehicles by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    Jut about all mass produced cars will have orange peel in the paint. Its more apparent on dark, non-metallic colors.

    The reason you don't see orange peel on custom painted cars is because they take the time to wetsand the finish and make it perfectly smooth. On a production line, its just not feasible from a cost or time standpoint to have people sand the vehicles by hand.
    so is it something i can have a shop buff out or does it have to be repainted and then cleared and sanded?

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    it has to be wet sanded to remove the peel.

    here in detroit my dads friend is the painter for FORD who does all the paint jobs for the cars in the AUTO SHOW across the world.

    when you go to the international car shows people see this perfect paint job which is just for the cars on display and which are perfect. its a different story when they do it on the lines with machines. they are there for mass production and effeienty to the makers making it "its good anought to sell look"

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    fuck...i want a black car...but that's annoying-especially since the ones i've see only have it on the doors and b-pillar bar

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    Black=the potential to be the baddest color but reality sets in and you hate it because you can't keep it clean longer than 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Black=the potential to be the baddest color but reality sets in and you hate it because you can't keep it clean longer than 5 minutes.

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    doesn't matter @ 85 mph

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    No offence, but unless u want glass looking paint, any paint job excluding something custom is gonna look like that.

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    Black=the potential to be the baddest color but reality sets in and you hate it because you can't keep it clean longer than 5 minutes.

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    Not hating, love black myself, just being realistic

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    You could take it to a body shop, have them sand it with 1500-2000 grit to get rid of the orange peel and it would look like glass. If you find the right place, and get the whole car done, you might get a deal...I work at a body shop, and a guy brought in his Cadillac Escalade to get buffed, paid about $550 for the whole tank. But if its just the door thats pissin you off, i dont see that costin too much.

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    Yeah yeah....

    It is impossible to keep clean though for sure. I fight mine all the time and mine rarely leaves the garage during the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Yeah yeah....

    It is impossible to keep clean though for sure. I fight mine all the time and mine rarely leaves the garage during the week.
    I have a lot of black areas on my car, sail panel, painted hood scoop, the painted stripe down the spoiler and they look fantastic, but they frustrate the hell out of me keeping them clean and pristine. I don't know what actually frustrates me more, the black areas or the polished wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    i was looking at an 02 ws.6. The doors were all orange-peely

    are all the black ones like this? I saw the fender looked fine, but the door really upset me.

    The car was never painted and ony had 35000-single owner and garaged.
    That's an installed option on the vettes as well OP
    If you had a PTA (Paint Thickness Gauge) you can see how much paint you'd have to work with, as wetsanding will be an option to smooth the paint flat
    The downside is that while your paint will look smooth and glassy, your clearcoat will be thinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    doesn't matter @ 85 mph
    Or from 10 feet away!

    I was initially looking for a black vette when I was in the market a couple of years ago. I settled for a torch red, as it was the best car for the money I could buy at the time. I just missed out on a similar Z06 in Houston black/red, just by one day!

    Anyway, I love detailing dark colors...

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    my body shop will purty it up for $150.

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    My BLACK 97 SS had orange peel on the driver door but not on the passenger.

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    yea when my car was black it had orange peel BAD up the side......when it was repainted, the guy spent 2 DAYS wetsanding the biotch......but it looks AWSOME now

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