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Old 05-19-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Wet sand to smooth out paint better?

Hey guys, has anyone tried to wet sand and polish there Camaro? I have done this before with a few of my old cars with awesome results! Not shure how thick the clear is on this car, I would like to make it like a mirror and remove the light orange peal.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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do NOT wet sand your camaro. Even if you have a paint thickness measuring tool I still wouldn't do it. The clear on our cars is VERY thin. You can get your car to a mirror finish with simply polishing and buffing
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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do NOT wet sand your camaro. Even if you have a paint thickness measuring tool I still wouldn't do it. The clear on our cars is VERY thin. You can get your car to a mirror finish with simply polishing and buffing
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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Polish it and put a good wax and/or sealant on it.

98% of people won't even notice orange peal.

I wouldn't risk damaging your car to satisfy the other 2% of us.

I have wetsanded and polished before also but only on bikes I have painted. I won't wetsanded anything I did not paint.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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My car stays polished and waxed all the time, just would like better! GM could have gave us thicker paint, that sucks! My last car I had painted, I wet sanded and buffed myself...turned out like a mirror.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:10 AM   #7
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My car stays polished and waxed all the time, just would like better! GM could have gave us thicker paint, that sucks! My last car I had painted, I wet sanded and buffed myself...turned out like a mirror.
I did something similiar with my Indigo Blue Silverado. Had a painter shoot clear over the factory paint job. Then I wet sanded and polished it out to a mirror finish. No more factory orange peel on that one!

Anyone do this on their Camaro? I'm considering doing it maybe 2-3 years out.
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Would be cool if the factory offered "extra" clear coat as an option for those of us that would like to wet sand to a mirror like finish!! charge an extra $1000-1500. I would pay that if they added another 2-3 coats
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #9
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Meh I wet sanded mine. It's not as thin as everyone says. It is just very soft due to it being Eco friendly. I wet sanded down with 1000 grit then 2000 without issue.
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