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final touches on color matched gril NEED EXPERTS ADVICE!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mattmyster, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Mar 11, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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    mattmyster

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    so i dont have a pic at the moment but my grill has now 3 coats of clear on it now, it was dust free but now i have 3 or 4 spots where dust must have settled in it while it was still wet, there very small particles.

    How do i fix this?

    should i just lightly wetsand those areas and just add more clear? is it that simple?
     
  2. Mar 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    I used the Micro mesh polishing kit on mine, worked great.

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  3. Mar 11, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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    mattmyster

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    and thats all you used to get out the small dust particles? did you add more clear after? and where can i get this?
     
  4. Mar 11, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    Yep, just go through all the different grits until you get to the last one. Them polish and wax after that and you're done. I bought mine from a hobby store years ago, I'm sure you can find the online.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    ok, i planned on doing like 2 or 3 more coats of clear, what should my plan of attack be? 1. do the polishing thing then do the clear once the dust is gone?
    2. wetsand it, do more clear, then polish?
    3. add more clear even over the dust and then use the polishing kit?
     
  6. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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    Wet sand then polish or use the kit then polish.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    so once in done polishing can i add more clear coat?
     
  8. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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    At that point it is done. No need to add more clear.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    ok i need to add more clear though to achieve the gloss i want, so how should i go about that
     
  10. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    You can wet sand the trouble areas then hit it with more clear. Once you have about 5 coats of clear you can wet sand and polish or use the kit. Adding more clear wont make it any more glossy.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    ok man thanks for the help, im def going to get the polishing kit
     
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