Outline of pinstripes after removal

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JJM158
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Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby JJM158 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:45 am

I had pinstripes removed as they were not my taste and doing so I noticed an outline of where they were, picture for visual:https://ibb.co/tbKC9yz. The surrounding clearcoat is faded and the clear underneath the pinstripe is darker, so I would assume 2 step polishing would cut down the old faded clearcoat to the level that was under the pinstripe. Sorry if not explained properly. Maybe went sand with fine grit then polish?


Tobiascolins
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Re: Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby Tobiascolins » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:43 pm

The right way would be to use a buffer or take it to a body shop and have them buff it. Hand buffing won't be effective enough.

Chunjee
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Re: Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby Chunjee » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:32 am

I believe a 2 step machine polish would help significantly.

Tobiascolins
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Re: Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby Tobiascolins » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:47 am

The polish may help a bit but the fading the sun causes may be too much of a difference from the shiny surface that was under the stripe. I worked as a painter for a long time. I would definitely get it properly buffed and while they do that you might as well have them do the whole car. It'll freshen up the paint. Buffing will achieve a much higher gloss than hand rubbing a two stage polish. The $20 you spend on that polish could be put towards a proper buffing job. They may want $150 or something to do it but it'll be done correctly.

JJM158
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Re: Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby JJM158 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:52 am

I would machine polish sorry didn't mean by hand that isn't realistic. I'd start with a heavy compound then finish with a final polish to restore haze and gloss

Tobiascolins
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Re: Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby Tobiascolins » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:43 am

Yes, definitely.

JJM158
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Re: Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby JJM158 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:00 am

Any heavy cut compounds recommend. I might have to use a microfiber pad as I've tried a foam and didn't cut a good

Tobiascolins
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Re: Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby Tobiascolins » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:09 pm

Well I would use a high speed buffer, not a polisher. But you have to know what you're doing or you'll burn through the paint. A high speed buffer with a heavy compound. If I was you, I'd just go to a shop and ask them what they'd want to do it. You'll get a professional job done. I assume you've got a regular polishing machine. I don't think that will get the results you want but I guess you can try. Get an estimate and just pay them. You'll be happy.

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Re: Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby Sstupid » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:25 pm

I just got done with a “paint correction” job on my M45 (black.). I watched endless YT videos on this. I bought a cheap DA buffer on Amazon because I didn’t want to spend money if I didn’t end up liking it. While I was impressed with the results of my 12-HOUR!!!! Paint correction job, I now realize that this is one of those things better left up to a pro. I have to say that this just isn’t my thing. Hated every damn second of it.

There’s so many different opinions on everything from the products to use to the type of pads to use to the speed of the buffer to the type of buffer to the method of cleaning the car prior to everything else and the products for that cleaning.....etc. I could have just paid a pro $300 and been done with it. Considering I make around $45/hr at work and it took me 12 hours to complete, I definitely lost money on this.

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Re: Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby LIBRILZ » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:12 pm

Heh, a lot of the "pros" are still quite bad i've seen.

Tobiascolins
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Re: Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby Tobiascolins » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:13 pm

Yeah it's definitely labor intensive especially if you don't ha e the experience. Sometimes it's better to just pay someone and save all of the aggravation.

JJM158
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Re: Outline of pinstripes after removal

Postby JJM158 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:28 pm

Tobiascolins wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:13 pm
Yeah it's definitely labor intensive especially if you don't ha e the experience. Sometimes it's better to just pay someone and save all of the aggravation.
I actually find it satisfying and am patient so doesn't bother me, I have to polish anyway to remove and old ceramic coat


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