1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Slight orange peel...worth sanding?

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by cheese9988, May 3, 2005.

  1. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

    Messages:
    1,990
    Likes Received:
    251
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2003
    Location:
    Lowell, MA
    Well after some advice from a guy I know and more advice from you guys I painted the car again. I painted every removable peice so far except the trim. A couple of the panels came out with a little orange peel, some didn't (I was surprised). There is also a timy bit of dust. Are these worth sanding down with 1500-2000 grit or would some rubbing compound and a buffer remove the imperfections do you think?
     
  2. tylonalsnifnfool

    tylonalsnifnfool Senior Member

    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Location:
    ny
    compound wouldn't do anything for the orange peel, and only help the dirt imperfections if they were on the surface like they got there while it was drying. I'd wetsand and buff, just remember to watch those edges.
     
  3. swanny

    swanny Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,779
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Location:
    buck teeth and government checks, PA
    Get some 2000 grit wetsanding paper and block it, as said before watch the edges it's pretty easy for a newbie to burn through. Block it flat and buff. If you have any more questions shoot me a IM @ xyswany or PM me.
     
  4. chops95ex

    chops95ex Junior Member

    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 18, 2005
    what color is the car? if its black or very dark, i wouldnt mess with it.
    you could create a bigger mess then your wanting to deal with. If it's a lighter
    color then it shouldnt be a big deal. REMEMBER, each layer of paint is
    roughly 2-4mils thick. 1mil is equal to the thickness of your average
    sheet of notebook paper. Doesnt take much to cut through it or burn it
     
  5. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,571
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta canada
    just rember to use shit loads of water and just a drop of soap
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page