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  • #31
    Re: Need help polishing my wheels: PLEASE!

    Originally posted by EazyM3
    so i should wait a month?! no wait, cook it in my oven?! LOL, you guys crack me up....
    Yes, those are two alternatives. Take your pick. Heat speeds it up.

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    • #32
      Re: Need help polishing my wheels: PLEASE!

      for fear of getting kicked outta the house, where can i buy a heat lamp?

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      • #33
        Re: Need help polishing my wheels: PLEASE!

        Originally posted by EazyM3
        for fear of getting kicked outta the house, where can i buy a heat lamp?
        Actually those el-cheapo quartz workshop lights from Home Depot, etc. put out a lotta heat. Or check in the powdercoating section here, maybe they use them...

        Just be careful, don't wanna melt yer clearcoat.

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        • #34
          Re: Need help polishing my wheels: PLEASE!

          Originally posted by mpierich
          It's like painting a car - usually the clearcoat needs to be color-sanded after it cures (unless you're an excellent painter and don't have any orangepeel).

          When I've painted cars, I've used 800 or 1000-grit _wet_ paper to get rid of the orangepeel, followed by 1500 then 2000 wet for a high gloss.

          You might get it with rubbing compound if it's not too deeply textured. BUT, whatever you use be very careful on the high spots - it's real easy to sand right thru the coating.
          just wondering... i got a Porter Cable 7424 buffer/polisher for Vday. can i use an aggressive polish with a foam cutting pad for the clear coat, then move on to a mild polish with a polishing pad to finish it off i'm not sure how familiar you guys are with detailing (neither am i really) but i just built up a detailing kit for a hobby mainly using Zaino products....

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          • #35
            Re: Need help polishing my wheels: PLEASE!

            I would never use a machine to get the orangepeel out of paint...but then I'm pretty much old school. And if it's bodacious orangepeel, compound alone ain't gonna get it anyway...

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