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    what does burned clear coat look like?

    i have an area on my black car where i was using the rotary. the paint all around this one area looks flat and fine, but then there is a small area where the paint looks rougher. it doesn't quite look like i burned through the clear, but i can't explain it otherwise. i do not have a camera with enough resolution to show it.

    I will try to take a picture of it tomorrow.
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    Question--If you burned through the clear coat, would your pad have some of the underlying base coat on it? I think Mike Phillips says a way to see whether you have clearcoated paint or single stage is to look at you pad (even on the DA) and see if you have had any color tranfer, and if so, it is single-stage--the same logic would seem to apply if you burned through the clear coat and into the color base, but Newbie "logic" is often flawed!

    Also, if any RB people read this thread, I have a related question--can you cook (i.e. overheat) the paint with a RB to where it is permanently dull. I haven't done that (I don't think), I am just curious if this is another thing to be careful about.

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    Originally posted by Monk
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    Also, if any RB people read this thread, I have a related question--can you cook (i.e. overheat) the paint with a RB to where it is permanently dull. I haven't done that (I don't think), I am just curious if this is another thing to be careful about.
    I hazed the finish on a car one time with a rotary. It was when I was just learning, and it was a combination of too little product and too little movement. Here's a pic:

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    Originally posted by danielsan
    I hazed the finish on a car one time with a rotary. It was when I was just learning, and it was a combination of too little product and too little movement. Here's a pic:

    You can read the full story here
    That picture looks more like clear coat failure issues. More specifically, it looks as though the failing clear was removed to reveal the base coat of paint that doesn't shine. If you were to burn the clear off, this is how it would appear unless you went through to the primer or metal.
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    Originally posted by SpoiledMan
    That picture looks more like clear coat failure issues. More specifically, it looks as though the failing clear was removed to reveal the base coat of paint that doesn't shine. If you were to burn the clear off, this is how it would appear unless you went through to the primer or metal.
    Now that you mention it, it does look like the passenger side of my truckbed
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    Originally posted by SpoiledMan
    That picture looks more like clear coat failure issues. More specifically, it looks as though the failing clear was removed to reveal the base coat of paint that doesn't shine. If you were to burn the clear off, this is how it would appear unless you went through to the primer or metal.
    I think I said it somewhere in the original thread, but it was a really, really old single-stage finish. There was blue on the towel I dried it with.
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    how bout this..

    things I get to repair every now and then




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