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Old 13-04-2018, 09:35 PM   #1
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Hazy after 2 stage polish

I'm working my way around my Clio Trophy, one panel at a time in the evenings when time is good.

Doing the drivers door today and found the rear half of the door comes out nice and clear, the front half is still a tad hazy.

I've used yellow hex with ultimate compound, 6 - 8 passes. Then Menzerna sf3500 on a green hex pad for another 6-8 passes.

I know the cars had paint on the front end in the past, is this the most likely cause of the difference? Should I compound and polish again to see if it comes up better 2nd time round? I've attached a rough 50/50 (left is after compound, right is before)

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Old 13-04-2018, 10:40 PM   #2
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Based off the picture I think it could benefit from another pass with UC, some of the deeper marks still remain. Check the paint depth before you go hammer and tongs!

As for the haziness, a green hex is quite a coarse pad for finishing down but the Menz SF you have should be spot on try changing out to a white hexlogic and watch your pressure, work time should be as you mentioned above.
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Old 13-04-2018, 11:03 PM   #3
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Based off the picture I think it could benefit from another pass with UC, some of the deeper marks still remain. Check the paint depth before you go hammer and tongs!

As for the haziness, a green hex is quite a coarse pad for finishing down but the Menz SF you have should be spot on try changing out to a white hexlogic and watch your pressure, work time should be as you mentioned above.
I do have a white pad handy so will give that a go to see if I get the desired result with SF. There were quite a few deeper marks which I've had to leave as it seemed to risky to chase them out.
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Had a go at refining the section again this afternoon and no visible improvement unfortunately. The darker of the attached pictures is the clearer side, the bright is the hazy side. Hopefully that should be clear in the pics. Pretty sure it's from paint work in the past so seems like it will have to do!
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Seen that you put it up on CS as well, no luck then? In that second picture it looks better than before but it could be poor prep between colour and lacquer. You may have to live with it, I think you’ve done everything you can by machine
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All I see is server orange peel in the last two pictures
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All I see is server orange peel in the last two pictures
Yeh there's a nice even covering over the whole car. Not sure wet sanding is for me though just yet.
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Seen that you put it up on CS as well, no luck then? In that second picture it looks better than before but it could be poor prep between colour and lacquer. You may have to live with it, I think you’ve done everything you can by machine
Unfortunately not. As you said its better but not perfect. Now I know it's there as well I can't unsee it!
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