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It's the color of tickets

Looks good though!
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Holy shit! Haven't been here in a year and this builds still going on. Looks Very Nice!
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I did the first cut and buff on the paint today. On account of my help's insistence on putting 5 coats of clear down, I'll have to do it again (sometimes more is just more).

Initial orange peel:


Post cut-and-polish orange peel:


I also put the hatch back on, because I opened up the spare tire well and found an aquarium.
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Why so much orange peel? improper temperature? poor application?
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Why so much orange peel? improper temperature? poor application?

Any application is going to orange peel like that, you always have to wet-sand and polish to get it flat.

The fact that my help insisted that we'd be better off with 5 coats of clear (instead of the 2 recommended by the paint system) exacerbated the issue.
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More clear is a good thing, even if it is more work at the start. The extra clear will extend the life of the coat and allow for more flexibility in paint-correction before requiring a respray.

I'll have to keep this thread in mind when I'm ready for a restoration, pretty damn thorough.
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More clear is a good thing, even if it is more work at the start. The extra clear will extend the life of the coat and allow for more flexibility in paint-correction before requiring a respray.

I'll have to keep this thread in mind when I'm ready for a restoration, pretty damn thorough.

The problem with it is that more is sometimes just more.

To have done it correctly, I should have done 2 coats, wet sanded, and then reapplied (repeating the wet-sanding between coats).

For what it's worth, 2 coats of clear is actually deeper than most factory jobs
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With modern paint you really don't need that many coats i've heard, it's just extra work

You're not going to pebble beach or anything..
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With modern paint you really don't need that many coats i've heard, it's just extra work

You're not going to pebble beach or anything..

exactly. Now I've got another wet sanding session in my future, because the first session only opened up the coat to allow more solvents to evaporate out of the clear.
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fwiw the cut and polish made a big difference. Hard to tell from those pics but the peel doesn't stand out
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Yeah, my server took a massive shit last Friday, and I'm only now getting the new hardware to replace it.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:27 AM Jehannum is offline  
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Looks good so far, how much does a paint job like that cost?
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Looks good so far, how much does a paint job like that cost?

Depends on whether you count my incompetent labor or not.

Without, I've probably spent about $1k in materials.
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