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Old 04-27-2013, 01:11 AM
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To polish or not polish

Hey all I got a quick question. After some being lazy time, I'm finally getting around to painting my v/c. The question is, after I get the paint laid like I like it, do I polish or not? If so, which does everyone recomend? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:20 AM
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Re: To polish or not polish

I'd use a high temp enamel paint, i'd probably clear it, but I'm not sure how that holds up to the heat. For polishing use 2000 grit wet sand paper in soapy water and then rubbing compound and buff the heck out of it. Without a wool buffing wheel it will take a ton of elbow grease
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:34 AM
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Re: To polish or not polish

nobody ever polishes things properly.......... look at the polished items in codyH's build thread. If you don't think you can get them that shiny, don't bother.
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If you don't think you can get them that shiny, don't bother.
Link please. And its a spare v/c so I have time. And I already have the sandpaper due to fixing some orange peel on interior parts and I hope to be able to get started on tinting my tails.
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The things I've polished have always come out nice.
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Link please. And its a spare v/c so I have time. And I already have the sandpaper due to fixing some orange peel on interior parts and I hope to be able to get started on tinting my tails.
Search codyh. Took me 5 second to find his build thread. All 45 pages lol.

That's a sweet ride he's got. Proper like a whopper.
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Re: To polish or not polish

Why are you saying after you paint it you're going to polish it? Get I powder coated and you'll have no problems.
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Re: To polish or not polish

Paint then polish, but let me rephrase my question. Those who have painted the v/c which clear doesnt yellow? And did you have to polish any blemishes? What polish did you use if you did?

As far as powder coating, I want to try this myself first. I can always take it later to be powder coated.
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Re: To polish or not polish

If you paint it with engine enamel I wouldn't clear it
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Re: To polish or not polish

Enamel it, let it cure 30 days and spit shine that b1+ch.

Spit shine is where you take a cotton rag, spit on it and rub. Spit more, rub more, spit, rub, spit rub. That thing will look soooo good you'll be able to comb your hair in the reflection.
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Re: To polish or not polish

Could bake it in the oven to cure faster. That's what I did to my trans housing.
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If you paint it with engine enamel I wouldn't clear it
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Enamel it, let it cure 30 days and spit shine that b1+ch.
How bout I don't and say I did.

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Could bake it in the oven to cure faster. That's what I did to my trans housing.
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Just bake on lowest setting for a couple hours. It will stink up the house btw.
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Re: To polish or not polish

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I'd use a high temp enamel paint
well normal paint is ok too it doesnt get that hot that it would need high temp paint.

mine is painted with paint which is used on heavy machinery, its just little bit thicker than normal paint that it can tolerate more wear and scratches but the heat resistance is normal. and there hasnt been still no problems..
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