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Orange peel

Post by taffy25 on May 10th 2010, 10:05 am

Do i just sand the tiny marks till there gone or just till you cant feel them anymore?

Getting a bit confused since im going through the paint trying to get rid of them.

Thanks in advance.
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Post by Mercurymarc on May 11th 2010, 12:24 am

When I wetsanded the orange peel off my car, I had to use my fingertips and my eyes...
The water makes it hard to tell exactly how much orange peel is left when it's wet. After a lot of sanding you'll learn what I learned the hard way....
It is WAY easier to apply 2 thin coats then to sand off one thick coat. THINNER IS BETTER!!!!!
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Re: Orange peel

Post by taffy25 on May 11th 2010, 3:25 am

Cheers, yeah i figured i laid the first two coats to thick, i have tons of orange peel, hitting the original paint in some areas.

Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Orange peel

Post by RoboGeek on May 11th 2010, 7:17 pm

when I was sanding, I used a squeegee to get the water off - made it easy to see what more I needed to do

You want the surface to be equally dull.. no shiny little pock marks
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Re: Orange peel

Post by retired plumber on May 11th 2010, 7:53 pm

What RoboGeek said. You need to use a hard rubber sanding block and sand "down". What you are doing is sanding the tops off the bumps this way. If you use your hand or something soft, the sandpaper will follow the contour of the paint which is NOT what is needed here. This is not a "untill I don't feel it anymore" thing. at this point it is visual and you aren't done untill all the tiny shiny spots are gone.
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Re: Orange peel

Post by taffy25 on May 12th 2010, 3:45 am

Cheers lads, yeah i just needed to know wether it had to be completely rubbed down smooth ( a uniform dull surface) or if it just needed to feel smooth, im using a block and drying it off to check regular, but im just burning back through to the original paint in some areas, which is smooth as a babys ***.
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Re: Orange peel

Post by T.Hadley on May 12th 2010, 5:23 pm

This is the same problem That I'm having..

the film thickness of or paint is so thin that its very easy to sand through to the layer below.

I'm working on the 8th and final coat, sanding with 2000, and on the hood I had some small imperfections so I keep sanding, and yep it goes through to the layer below, witch now means That I have to repaint the whole hood yet again, I'm starting to lose my patience with this....

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Re: Orange peel

Post by taffy25 on May 13th 2010, 3:52 am

Yeah i seen your thread yesterday when i was looking round, mine starts off looking like orange peel and ends up like yours, havent got a clue why, and funnily enough its mostly on my hood.
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