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  • #16
    Re: Wet sand bonnet (hood)

    Originally posted by xrmte View Post
    Ok mike done a ptg reading on the boot (trunk) which is 3.8mils and 4.0mils and thats fairly consistent on that whole area

    If i use the 3000 finishing disc and the interface pad say 5mm or 10mm pad?
    It should only remove about 0.05 -0.07 mils correct so I'll still be in the safe zone?
    Wait.... now you want to sand the OEM paint on the trunk as well? With just 3.8 to 4.0 mils of total film build you really aren't working with a lot of paint there. Removing OEM orange peel will likely require the removal of more than 0.07 mil of material and, quite frankly, removing orange peel from OEM paint isn't really a great idea. Yes, it can be done and done safely - to a point. It usually takes a pretty good skill set and a fair bit of experience to do it consistently and safely. The biggest issue, however, isn't so much the initial sanding and buffing but what you're left with after the process. Yes, the paint looks amazing - smooth, super glossy, almost devoid of texture.... a real show car finish. Yay!!! Except this is not a pampered show car, it's a daily driver. And daily drivers get exposed to all sorts of damaging effects on the paint. And since that paint is now super glossy and almost texture free, those defects REALLY stand out. And now you're stuck, because removing a deep-ish defect means removing paint and, well, you're likely at the limit now so you get to live with this nasty looking, in-your-face defect. Hmmmm.....
    Michael Stoops
    Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

    Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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    • #17
      Re: Wet sand bonnet (hood)

      Originally posted by Michael Stoops View Post
      Wait.... now you want to sand the OEM paint on the trunk as well? With just 3.8 to 4.0 mils of total film build you really aren't working with a lot of paint there. Removing OEM orange peel will likely require the removal of more than 0.07 mil of material and, quite frankly, removing orange peel from OEM paint isn't really a great idea. Yes, it can be done and done safely - to a point. It usually takes a pretty good skill set and a fair bit of experience to do it consistently and safely. The biggest issue, however, isn't so much the initial sanding and buffing but what you're left with after the process. Yes, the paint looks amazing - smooth, super glossy, almost devoid of texture.... a real show car finish. Yay!!! Except this is not a pampered show car, it's a daily driver. And daily drivers get exposed to all sorts of damaging effects on the paint. And since that paint is now super glossy and almost texture free, those defects REALLY stand out. And now you're stuck, because removing a deep-ish defect means removing paint and, well, you're likely at the limit now so you get to live with this nasty looking, in-your-face defect. Hmmmm.....
      You made some good solid points there mike
      Great advice and your right its only a daily driver

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