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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 07:05 PM

It never fails. Almost every time I put the final coat on a hood, some

sort of dust, or crap lands in the fresh paint. Rather than sanding it

again, do I have any options?

Pick it out, and polish it? Before it fully cures?

Looking for ideas please.

 

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 07:08 PM

Would a thin mist of thinners re-flow the paint after you pick out the dust speck?


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 07:23 PM

I've always kept a tweezers handy to pick out bugs and other things. You need a very steady hand though which I don't really have any more. You need to do it immediately after your done spraying and most time the paint will level out. Good luck! 


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 07:27 PM

Like Nate mentioned I have had good results picking them out early so the paint levels out before it sets up. Let us know how it works out for you.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 07:29 PM

THINK YA GOTTA LET IT DRY AND WET SAND IT OUT


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 08:30 PM

I always wet sanded the paint with 1200 or 1500 sandpaper then buffed it back out with compound but you have to consider the type of paint to see how long it has to dry before you can do anything 


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 08:48 PM

If the dust got in there on the last coat of say three coats, you have a chance of sanding it out with an auto detailer clay bar leveling the surface. 

If they are deeper,  say into the first coat,  take an Exacto Knife and dig the dirt out with the least disturbance/damage you can.  Put a dab of paint in the void. Try not to overfill, keep the dab of paint as level as possible - it will save you a lot of time.   Once cured, take a clay bar to level the patch of paint.  Once the paint surface is back to true the repair should not be noticable.   This is tedious work - but it can be done.  The key is to go slow and not rush it.

 

  http://www.claymagic.net/


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 08:53 PM

Thanks Kris for that link and info. Never heard of that.

The dust got in on the last coat at about 10am today.

The can says to wait 36 hrs before recoating.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 09:16 PM

Let the paint fully cure and wet sand and polish.


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Posted February 21, 2014 - 08:08 AM

Color sanding will work best :mad2:


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