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Old 10-04-2009, 02:57 AM   #1
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Exclamation Clear coat removing & after sanding questions!

I have servral scratches on my car. After watching some video in Youtube and other sites I decided to do the job.
I got the original pain from the dealer (agent), then it was very hard job to find the clear coat here in my country. I just got the spray (ready for spray with hardener), I wished there was a small bottle as I saw in the video.
Anyway, I followed the steps:
1- Sandpaper the small area with 1500 or 2000 grit sandpaper.
2- Clean then fill the scratches with pain by using small wood needle.
3- After the pain dry I sprayed the clear coat after covering the rest area.

Unfortunately, it wasnít good job because I faced two disappointed problems:
1- After polishing the area that I sanded still the same (dull) nothing happened as I saw in videos.
2- The clear coat layer wonít go even with sandpaper, I tried but nothing happened. The problem when you look at the car directly or form the angle you will notice the marks of the clear coat even when you touch you will feel that there is a layer that not equal to the rest of the paint on the body.
Iím asking for your experience about two things:
1- How can I fix sanded areas ? It was amazing in the video how it was back after polishing.
2- How can I remove added clear coat so I will get on layer? What do I need to use?

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Hello Sayyar. Clearcoat on Airstreams differs significantly from that on automotive finishes. I would recommend finding a car forum if you are seeking a better answer.

I am most comfortable with using a clay product like Meguiars to take out small scratches before I wax. Otherwise I seek more expert advice, like an auto detailer. That's just me...

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