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Color match SuperWhite

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BenJammn5, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Oct 31, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    BenJammn5

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    Tried this but so far it hasn't turned out to good.

    1:Sanded chrome with 600 grit
    2:Sprayed with white primer, 3 coats
    3:Sanded Primer with 600 grit
    4:Spray color match (040) via rattle can from ebay
    5: Dupli color clear enamel high gloss

    Well, it's still has a rough not so shiny look. How do I get it to look shiny and feel smooth? Sheesh! I'm losing my patients with this thing... HELP How'd you do it?
     
  2. Nov 1, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    Pugga

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    Polish. I used Meguirs polish and it shines up the clear coat.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    BWro

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    Wet sand, then buff
     
  4. Nov 1, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    wet sand... like literally put water on the sand paper and sand away?
     
  5. Nov 1, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    You have to becareful, but yes. How many coats of clear did you apply? I would do a min of 3 light coats of clear. Let the clear cure. Start with 1000 grit sandpaper, wet the paper in a bucket of water, and LIGHTLY sand the imperfections off until smooth. Do the same with 1500, 2000 grit wet sandpaper. Keep the paper and surface wet at all times, it keeps the grit in the paper clean.

    Just keep in mind, your not "sanding" so to speak. All your wanting to do is smooth out the texture/imperfections when the clear is applied. Remember, you want to remove the minimal amount of clear, while acheaving a smooth finish
     
  6. Nov 1, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    Did the clear coat react with the paint?
     
  7. Nov 1, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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  8. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    ok, I did 3 coats of clear lightly. It has cured by now since I sprayed 2 days ago. I'll try this technique. After I'm done and I get a smooth surface would it be wise to go over with clear again? Thanks for the advice Bro BWRO
     
  9. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    would be nice but I already satoshied the heck out of my grill.
     
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