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  1. #141
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    And heres me thinking i will just get a heap of colour coded rattle cans for the county, but now seeing this i feel guilty, think i will dig out the old spray gun and atleast do a half ass'd effort. May be.
    Your life will probably match everyone else ... ie: they say "look what i did" ... and everything just works ?? Me, I stuff everything up 15 times ... go in circles, waste paint .... break stuff .... Certainly my life is no car show where they "restore" a car in a weekend.



    Even bloody sandpaper ... that stuff is trying to be difficult ... its disintegrating while I use it ........... ( er, well I guess all the 400, 800, 1000, 1500 and 2000 that was sitting around in the shed is at least 10 years old ). Yes, life would be easy if you could just drive to the paint shop and get more, but they are shut outside of business hours.





    The 400 I used to cut back the spot putty covering the run is quite aggressive.... and I wasn't sure what paper to use to colour sand this stuff...

    Wetsanding single stage paint | The H.A.M.B.

    So I hit google.... Hmmm, 1000 sounds the go. So I hit all the spots with runs first with 600, then 800 ..... now I'm working my way over the roof with 1000, then 1500, then 2000 grit.

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    weirdly most of the dirt and crap has fallen into the middle of the roof. I'm not touching the stampings pressed into the roof. If there is dirt in them it can stay there (to much risk you'll cut through the colour to sand that level .... Plus I really can't be bothered.... Unless your 7foot tall you will not see the roof with the wheels back on). I'm also only knocking the "hills" of the dirt, I'm not sanding the colour down until its perfectly flat like you would for a mirror finish.



    The roof has come up really straight. Its looks shiny under the lights even after being sanded with 2000.

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  2. #142
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    What cutting compound do you guys use .... I can't find mine .... and I have looked. I usually use the 3M heavy cutters followed by there super fine cutters............ But there is nowhere around to buy this. I'd like to finish the roof tomorrow and throw the wheels back on and never look at the roof again (unless I'm on a house roof or similar ) ......... I've just been looking at autobarn/supercheap online, and they only sell crap at hugely inflated prices that wouldnt' be any good for compounding a sanded finish.

    I'm keen to finish the roof ASAP as it'll no doubt turn to stone and be really hard to finish if I let it sit around for another week ( Oh the bonnet ..... well bugger it I guess I'm going to find how hard it cures when i do that).

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