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I am painting my mirrors and everything is going great and looks great but I have a little bit or orange peel....

so my question is, when I wetsand, do I have to use a rubbing compound or something before I clearcoat if I use plenty of water and am VERY gentle with the sand paper??????
or can I just wetsand, wipedown, and then clear???

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Re: wet sanding

wet sand with 600 or 1000, then reclear. make sure you do it within a couple days of sanding.

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Re: wet sanding

no, I dont have any clear yet... the paint has a little orange peel not the clear...
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post pics when done..

dcspecial knows a lot about this too i think. see if he can help you out. seems like a nice guy
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Re: wet sanding

ok...but I am prolly not gonna have what your looking for.....I have a black truck and so the mirrors are being painted black...
sounds weird but right now I have the passenger side painted but the driver is untouched and it looks much better when you compare them!!!
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Re: wet sanding

sand in between coats. black is a tough color to paint, much less wet sand/polish.

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Re: wet sanding

yeah I wet sanded the the the black before I put the clear on (just did it) and it looked pretty good....now I put on 3 coats of clear and the OP is back....so once it dries some I will give it a good sand and put one more coat on....

I dont suppose I can wetsand with non-waterproof SP, can I ?????
cause I have some waterproof 600 and then I have some NWP 1000.... and I would rather use 1000.....

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600 is ok for the black, but i would use 1000 for the clear. once you have about 4 coats of clear, let the last coat dry really well. if you still have orange peel, sand it with 2000 or finer, and get a good compound and polish out the sanding. i would show you some pics, but i have no sandpaper with me

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Re: wet sanding

SH!T!!!!
god damn mofo!!!

I got all the coats on and everythig looked real nice...went to town and got something to eat and some erins (with diff. vehicle)....when I got back I saw that I had huge bubbles!!!! so I just peeled them off and noticed the paint underneith is all wet! I let each coat dry plenty....
it looks like it was just the clear that peeled but not sure...
gotta leave for the weekend so I am gonna have to deal with it monday...

fukin POS!!

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What kind of paint are you using ? I will tell you what I would do if I was gonna paint my mirrors, now keep in mind I work at a body shop so I have done things like this in the past. I would sand them with 400 , then we have stuff to promote adheshion, then we prime. sand again with 400 and base, put on about three coats of clear. then the next day we sand with 2000 rub and done. All this being said though I never sanded after the clear when it came to things like that, we will sand and rub body panels just to give it a nice finish, sometimes you get a run in something so you have to do what we call planing, then you hit it with 1000 and then some 2000 rub and done. It just depends on how anal you are about the smoothness of the finish. I,m gonna do a custom tail gate, when its done I,ll post some pics if I can ever figure that out, .

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