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    Toying with the idea of colour sanding the whole car with 3000 grit Wet and Dry and then polishing and waxing. What are peoples thought on this

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    Didn't think it worked on metalics?

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    Don't! I did a little scratch on the rear drivers door and ended up striking through the lacquer. Its really really thin and not worth it if you hit colour. It would probably be better to use something like #83 with a compounding pad, but then it would need refining down after the compounding. If your looking for a better finish I always think a sealant works well on star silver, at the moment i'm using Zaino stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    Don't! I did a little scratch on the rear drivers door and ended up striking through the lacquer. Its really really thin and not worth it if you hit colour. It would probably be better to use something like #83 with a compounding pad, but then it would need refining down after the compounding. If your looking for a better finish I always think a sealant works well on star silver, at the moment i'm using Zaino stuff.
    Thats what I thought, easy to break though the laquer. Works well on solid colours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucklestone View Post
    Thats what I thought, easy to break though the laquer. Works well on solid colours...
    Yea you can clean the paint with clay and polish, the only upside of wet sanding these silvers would be to get rid of a deep scratch or to eliminate orange peel from a poor spray job.

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    It will work but as rushy said be careful.

    If you do not know what your doing then leave it well alone! One strike through and its respray time.

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