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    Re: My cars paint has lost the smoothness feeling in such a short time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Bear View Post
    The clear on my repainted '70 El Camino is rather hard.
    Nick Winn and I tried several test areas, before trying to get the smaller scratches out of my hood.
    We started with M205 and kept slowly increasing aggressiveness until we found the sweet spot.
    We settled on M100 cutting compound, with 3 inch DAMF Cutting disks, 6 passes medium pressure and medium arm speed.

    You may be experiencing a harder clear on your hood, since it was painted at a different time than the rest of the vehicle.

    Remember to prime the Microfiber disk fully with your selected product before first use (or first use after cleaning too).
    My BMW has factory paint except for the hood/passenger side fender. I am at Walmart picking up the 3M Trizact just in case the 3” microfiber pads do not get the job done. Almost $7.00 for 1 piece of Trizact sandpaper!! This stuff must be amazing.

    I always prime my pads its become the norm for me.

    I expect to put a happy ending to the hood dilemma and of course a nice, scratch-free and shiny hood surface

    Thanks for all the help guys. Appreciate it!!!

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    Re: My cars paint has lost the smoothness feeling in such a short time?

    Just gonna chime in about Trizact...It is pricey but it does the job and does it well. Dropping down (or is that up?) to 5000 is like a miracle product. Really saves time when compounding the sanding marks out.

    Just my 2

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    Re: My cars paint has lost the smoothness feeling in such a short time?

    Quote Originally Posted by BillE View Post
    Just gonna chime in about Trizact...It is pricey but it does the job and does it well. Dropping down (or is that up?) to 5000 is like a miracle product. Really saves time when compounding the sanding marks out.

    Just my 2
    I will inform what takes care of the 2000 grit scratches, 3” microfiber pad or Trizact. 3M makes great stuff and the Trizact must be excellent as you and others say.

    Will see what happens!

    Thanks

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    Re: My cars paint has lost the smoothness feeling in such a short time?

    Hi Guys,

    Well, after using the Meguiars 3' microfiber cutting pad, some M105/M205 these are the results.













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    Re: My cars paint has lost the smoothness feeling in such a short time?

    Here are some pics after using Meguiars 3' microfiber cutting disk, M105/M205






















    I love how it looks. Not one scratch on the hood. Thanks to all for chiming in.

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    Re: My cars paint has lost the smoothness feeling in such a short time?

    Not sure if i have old product but are Ultimate Liquid Wax and NXT Tech wax 2.0 very watery in consistency? It was a nightmare and a mess to get the product onto the car without wasting tons of product due to being so watery as far as its consistency. I ended up placing the contents into a spray bottle for application. I need to search to see if Meguiars has a new and maybe better wax to use.

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    Re: My cars paint has lost the smoothness feeling in such a short time?

    Looks good. Nice and pearly.
    Any close shots of where you lightly sanded and then used the 3 inch DAMF 3 inch cutting pad?

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    Re: My cars paint has lost the smoothness feeling in such a short time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Bear View Post
    Looks good. Nice and pearly.
    Any close shots of where you lightly sanded and then used the 3 inch DAMF 3 inch cutting pad?
    Hi Old Bear

    I am not too good with the camera but here are a few closeups

    Honestly i must say that the finish looks amazing. Not 1 scratch and its just sparkling!













    I am going to apply some M21 Synthetic Sealant to finish off. Any tips to get a more popping finish on white paint? I read somewhere on the forum someone put a coat of M26 yellow wax after applying M21

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    Re: My cars paint has lost the smoothness feeling in such a short time?

    A few pics after applying a coat of M21 in the garage









    Any tips/tricks to get the white paint glossier?

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    Re: My cars paint has lost the smoothness feeling in such a short time?

    re: " was shocked as the surface felt like a piece of 80 grit sandpaper"
    This could be an indication of a very bad paint job...
    of which there is no correction other than a re-paint.
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