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Old 05-05-2003, 10:42 AM   #1
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Brushed Surface Help

'98 Bambi

I am trying to repair a dent in one rear panel and after repairing and stripping the clearcoat I want to get the surface back to the original brushed surface as close as possible. I've heard any sanding or scotchbrite is a NO-NO. Is there any technic that will get it close?

Thanks for any help! Randy

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Old 05-05-2003, 04:20 PM   #2
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I don't think so. Certainly none I've ever heard of.

Why strip the clearcoat? And if it is necessary, why not have that panel recoated - in other words, why do you need to deal with the metal surface at all?


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Surface finish.

The surface of the metal is not a brushed finish.

It is a "mill finish."

Sanding a scratch or dent, WILL, make that area more noticeable.

Then the cost really escalates.

Don't believe it? Try it on a sample of the same metal, and look at it from different angles.

0000 steel wool doesn't solve the problem either.

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