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    Reflections on my wet sanded SUV!

    [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)]I was in Yosemite enjoying the reflections on my w[/COLOR][COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)]e[/COLOR][COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)]t sanded SUV!
    [/COLOR][COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.701961)]http://glossycar.com/-honda-door.jpg[/COLOR]

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    Re: Reflections on my wet sanded SUV!

    Cool photo!

    Was there supposed to be more?
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    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: Reflections on my wet sanded SUV!

    Quote Originally Posted by davey g-force View Post
    Cool photo!

    Was there supposed to be more?
    Sure, here's more:





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    Re: Reflections on my wet sanded SUV!

    Hmmm... Photos didn't show up. Go to Glossycar.com

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    That's gotta be 1 of the best detail related photos I've ever seen

    Is it true reflections like that can only be achieved after wetsanding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    That's gotta be 1 of the best detail related photos I've ever seen

    Is it true reflections like that can only be achieved after wetsanding?
    I would say so.

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    Re: Reflections on my wet sanded SUV!

    Great reflection shots with your Pilot. Awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by exploreco View Post
    Great reflection shots with your Pilot. Awesome!
    Thank you!

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    Re: Reflections on my wet sanded SUV!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    That's gotta be 1 of the best detail related photos I've ever seen

    Is it true reflections like that can only be achieved after wetsanding?
    Yep. In order to get a reflection that crisp the paint has to be totally and completely devoid of orange peel, and the only way to really get that is by wet sanding. Problem is, most factory clear is not thick enough to allow you to do this with complete safety so we don't recommend it.

    Cory, just curious, what was your sanding process on the truck and do you know how much paint you took off?
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    Re: Reflections on my wet sanded SUV!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    Yep. In order to get a reflection that crisp the paint has to be totally and completely devoid of orange peel, and the only way to really get that is by wet sanding. Problem is, most factory clear is not thick enough to allow you to do this with complete safety so we don't recommend it.

    Cory, just curious, what was your sanding process on the truck and do you know how much paint you took off?
    If the lowest point of the clear coat is enough to protect the car then if you sand to that point and no further then you car will look its best and still be protected.
    The secret is to never sand any more than the lowest point of the clear coat. See illustration at glossycar.com

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