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Wet Sanding.. Uneven ClearCoat

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by papabear050, May 9, 2011.

  1. May 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    papabear050

    papabear050 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello all

    So I got a pretty deep scratch in my tailgate. It is a metallic gray finish. So I used touchup paint and filled the scratch, applied 3 coats and let it cure 24 hours. I then wet sanded the area with 2000 grit and the problem is I did it by hand. Did not use a block so I ended up applying uneven pressure causing a wave or dimple in the clear coat. The area around the scratch is a little lighter and a oval sized discoloration appeared. It is still grey but the metallic flake i is gone... not sure if I went through the clear coat.... I don't think I did.... anyway, I touched that spot back up but now it looks worse than before... like a dent.... so should I sand the whole thing over again using a block... or there is nothing I can do at this point?
     
  2. May 9, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    tguil

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    New to the forum...but "old" to the world. Been doing touch-ups for fifty years. Made lots of mistakes. Think you did too. You have a new truck and apparently you want it to look good. Time to head to a good body shop. Metallic paints are terribly hard to get right. Check this out before you attempt another touch-up. http://guidetodetailing.com/damage-repair/paint-repair-clinic/ Scroll down.
     
  3. May 9, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    RacerAV

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    that site is amazing!! thank you... been reading for hours it seems...

    Adamo
     
  4. May 9, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Yes, lots of information there that I didn't know! Thanks for the link tguil, very informative. :D
     
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