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Username Post: Paint Buffing        (Topic#339436)
1984 El Camino 
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09-27-16 07:09 AM - Post#2653560    

Bought a new 7" Buffer/polisher for the paint on my 84. Don't have the money for a new paint job, so I am going to see how good I can get the old one. Don't want to spend a lot of money on the cutting compounds and pads. Has anyone on the forum done this and can you recommend some products that won't break the bank? THANKS.



 
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09-27-16 03:29 PM - Post#2653662    
    In response to 1984 El Camino

This sounds like a recipe for a disaster. Cutting and buffing a car with a modern paint job is not a job for a first timer with a new buffer and no budget. You will either burn through the clearcoat, and ruin the paint underneath, or leave a finish that will need a repaint. This is an easy way to screw up your car,(ask me how I know). Put away the buffer. NOW. you will be better off with a clay bar kit. Sit down at your computer and look at youtube and watch someone do it right. Then watch it again.



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