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    Re: The Clearcoat Failure Photo Archive

    Is it possible to tell how much clear coat gets removed during wet sanding/compounding/polishing?

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    Re: The Clearcoat Failure Photo Archive

    Quote Originally Posted by nynewyawk View Post
    Is it possible to tell how much clear coat gets removed during wet sanding/compounding/polishing?
    You'll need a paint thickness gauge to tell you this. If you plan on wet sanding it is very important to know how much material you are removing and the best way to do so is with a PTG. There are just too many variables, however, for anyone to make generalized statements about how much clear is removed by sanding, compounding, etc so a PTG becomes a critical tool during that process.
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    Re: The Clearcoat Failure Photo Archive

    Thanks, but I actually worded it wrong. What I meant to ask was how do you know if you went through the clear coat even if i don't have PTG?

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    Re: The Clearcoat Failure Photo Archive

    Quote Originally Posted by RJ Thoms View Post
    I've got a stupid question sort of relating to this topic.

    If you have had clearcote failure and the clear is completely gone but the base coat is still fine (just oxidized), can you buff and polish and protect the basecoat for a better finish ?
    I did it on my Mom's 2002 Camry in Super White. Someone had done a very poor job repairing the top of the deck lid. I actually think they forgot to shoot any clear! I used Ultimate Polish and then NXT 2.0 Wax. Be very careful around edges and style lines or you'll start seeing gray primer.
    I try to keep it coated with NXT on a regular basis since base coats are very porous as opposed to clear.

    Keep thinking I'm going to buy a spray can of USC SprayMax 2K clear and shoot it for about $25 but I've never gotten around to it.

    Give it a shot. You've got nothing to lose. It's kinda like trying to bring back an oxidized single stage such as the red Benz SL in beginning of this thread.

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