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F1 JOE
18-04-2006, 10:08 PM
Whats good to flat of and take scratchs from Clear coat???:huh: :huh:

barabus
18-04-2006, 10:12 PM
Whats good to flat of and take scratchs from Clear coat???:huh: :huh:

Any cutting compound, but careful or you'll go through:shocked: :shocked:

steve f
18-04-2006, 10:14 PM
Whats good to flat of and take scratchs from Clear coat???:huh: :huh:
try a cutting compound first if it wont do it get the highest number grit paper you can get 2400 grit or higher as once you go through it will need painting be careful if you have not done this before :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

barabus
18-04-2006, 10:18 PM
try a cutting compound first if it wont do it get the highest number grit paper you can get 2400 grit or higher as once you go through it will need painting be careful if you have not done this before :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

and wet the paper:shocked:

A308 MAN
18-04-2006, 10:36 PM
and wet the paper:shocked:
with warm water.

autoglym paint renovator is one of the less abrasive t cut type compounds ... plus you could always dilute it slightly (with water) to reduce the severity.

i would prefer not to use any kind of "wet & dry" papers.

:cheers:, d

Hazy
18-04-2006, 10:39 PM
with warm water

and fairy liquid to lubricate it

ferrari-spider
18-04-2006, 10:40 PM
Depending how deep the scratches are, first use wet and dry paper of maybe 1000grit, then work down to 1200 and then 2000grit. Finishing of the pannel with a cutting compound like may be G 6. The G range of cutting compound starts at G2 for the coarsest and up to G10 for the finest which is like fine cream:thumbsup: A buffer should be used with a damp applicator to stop from burning through:thumbsup:

348paul
18-04-2006, 10:40 PM
with warm water

and a little soap

A308 MAN
18-04-2006, 10:41 PM
and a little soap
don't forget the marigolds

ferrari-spider
18-04-2006, 10:44 PM
Also it is worth bearing in mind that it is best to use a rubber block with the wet and dry. This is becourse you will leave finger marks on the paint that can be seen from certain angles. Its always funny spotting the body work that has been flatted down using wet and dry and fingers:wink3: Worth bearing in mind maybe. Flat is flat, fingers are....well round;)

Hazy
18-04-2006, 10:45 PM
don't forget the marigolds

and geeky protective glasses to save flying soap suds stinging your ickle shandy drinking southern pooftas eyes :D:D:D

panterasteve
19-04-2006, 05:45 PM
Also it is worth bearing in mind that it is best to use a rubber block with the wet and dry. This is becourse you will leave finger marks on the paint that can be seen from certain angles. Its always funny spotting the body work that has been flatted down using wet and dry and fingers:wink3: Worth bearing in mind maybe. Flat is flat, fingers are....well round;)

did you use to paint motors for a livin chaa ,as you certainly know your stuff:thumbsup:

F1 JOE
20-04-2006, 09:24 PM
did you use to paint motors for a livin chaa ,as you certainly know your stuff:thumbsup:


Hes gone to bed early with the encyclopedia of Zymol me thinks!!!!!!:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

panterasteve
20-04-2006, 09:43 PM
Hes gone to bed early with the encyclopedia of Zymol me thinks!!!!!!:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

id hate to think what hes doin to it if he as:shocked:

ferrari-spider
20-04-2006, 09:59 PM
did you use to paint motors for a livin chaa ,as you certainly know your stuff:thumbsup:I used to be into building cars in my spare time mate. It started from my rodding days as a youngster, from engine building to bodywork. Just a pass time. Not anywere as expert as SteveW. but i enjoyed it and found it calming:thumbsup: Heres a twin turbo V8 engine that i built from the crank up:dude: A few of my cars were featured in street machine, custum car and triumph world magazines.

panterasteve
20-04-2006, 10:32 PM
I used to be into building cars in my spare time mate. It started from my rodding days as a youngster, from engine building to bodywork. Just a pass time. Not anywere as expert as SteveW. but i enjoyed it and found it calming:thumbsup: Heres a twin turbo V8 engine that i built from the crank up:dude: A few of my cars were featured in street machine, custum car and triumph world magazines.

cool mate :thumbsup: ,was it yankeev8?pushing out mega hp with the twin turbos ,i bet it was a b!tch keep cool,being into cars ever since i can remember loved custom car mag from the seventies as a kid i had to buy it from local market as my mum use to think it was porn:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
use to have 55chevy that was once in street machine:thumbsup:

ferrari-spider
20-04-2006, 10:44 PM
It was a 5ltr+ Rover based engine mate, complete with the Grp one rods, wired heads and forged pistons. Also it was Methonal injected with a shot of Nitrous:thumbsup: Cooling was not a problem the rad was an Aston Martain Vantage core and also as you can see had very effective extractor fans in the bonnet. This was my 4th high performance engine that i built. And i neeeeed to play with the 355 engine dude:grin: :grin: Watch this space......

panterasteve
20-04-2006, 10:55 PM
It was a 5ltr+ Rover based engine mate, complete with the Grp one rods, wired heads and forged pistons. Also it was Methonal injected with a shot of Nitrous:thumbsup: Cooling was not a problem the rad was an Aston Martain Vantage core and also as you can see had very effective extractor fans in the bonnet. This was my 4th high performance engine that i built. And i neeeeed to play with the 355 engine dude:grin: :grin: Watch this space......

more pics of the motor fella:thumbsup: ive always loved yankey v8s,crude they may be but when you build one from scratch to rev they sound awsume,
i wish now i had kept the motor from my pantera it was built to rev to 7000 which is quite high for a cleveland and kept it for something special.the 355 engine is a work of art but defo needs more power go for it mate:thumbsup:

Dave Z
23-04-2006, 12:13 AM
Whats good to flat of and take scratchs from Clear coat???:huh: :huh:

Joe ,
seriously , I'd be very reluctant to have a go at your paintwork with wet and dry , you normally have to follow up with a machine polisher anyway as you wont get the fine scratches/hazing caused by the wet and dry out by hand.
You'd be better off just getting the paintwork corrected professionally.
But dont worry it shouldn't cost you 6000:grin: