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You going to cut with 2000 grit and a DA?
I'm too nervous to use a DA on it. It's on the round section.

Depending on how bad the runs are, you could pick up a run razor and shave them off, then wet sand with 2000, and follow up with compound.
I think I'm going to attempt to use a painting stick as a block and sand them down with 1500. Then move up to 2000-3000. I may try the razor blade technique, but my thought is that I'll wait though until they are mounted on the jeep so it's not flopping around on the string hangers.

I'm debating just leaving it after that and hiring someone around April, so the paint is fully cured, to cut/buff the whole jeep. I'm worried with the round edges I'll burn through the clear.

The other side is similar but not as bad.
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Looks awesome. Once you paint something the first time with a gun, you realize it's not easy, but not hard either. You learn, and the results are satisfying! (y)

I'm too nervous to use a DA on it. It's on the round section.


I think I'm going to attempt to use a painting stick as a block and sand them down with 1500. Then move up to 2000-3000. I may try the razor blade technique, but my thought is that I'll wait though until they are mounted on the jeep so it's not flopping around on the string hangers.

I'm debating just leaving it after that and hiring someone around April, so the paint is fully cured, to cut/buff the whole jeep. I'm worried with the round edges I'll burn through the clear.

The other side is similar but not as bad.
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Based on where the run is, and how severe, you'll likely have to re-do it. Sanding by hand on curves/edges generally results on getting into the color. The trick is to not get ahead of yourself with the clear. More coats, but thinner, is the way to go here!
 

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I'm too nervous to use a DA on it. It's on the round section.


I think I'm going to attempt to use a painting stick as a block and sand them down with 1500. Then move up to 2000-3000. I may try the razor blade technique, but my thought is that I'll wait though until they are mounted on the jeep so it's not flopping around on the string hangers.

I'm debating just leaving it after that and hiring someone around April, so the paint is fully cured, to cut/buff the whole jeep. I'm worried with the round edges I'll burn through the clear.

The other side is similar but not as bad.
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Holy Niagara Falls Batman! Lol!
 
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Looks awesome. Once you paint something the first time with a gun, you realize it's not easy, but not hard either. You learn, and the results are satisfying! (y)



Based on where the run is, and how severe, you'll likely have to re-do it. Sanding by hand on curves/edges generally results on getting into the color. The trick is to not get ahead of yourself with the clear. More coats, but thinner, is the way to go here!
I'm prepared for that. With any luck, I'll be able to knock it down but I'm not super hopeful.

I waited 15 min for the first coat and 10 for the next two. I guess I should have added 5 min to each. Of course, that happened on the final coat.
 
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A lot depends on the paint and clear used. For color I generally wait 30 minutes after spraying it before applying clear. Once the first coat of clear is applied I wait 10 -15 minutes. Coats after that are 5 - 10 mins, depending on how heavy I go. It's a personal preference, but I generally do heavier if there is a lot of flat surface and lighter if there are a lot of curves/bends. I also don't wet sand or buff anything until at least 24 hrs after I'm done painting.
 
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I'm too nervous to use a DA on it. It's on the round section.


I think I'm going to attempt to use a painting stick as a block and sand them down with 1500. Then move up to 2000-3000. I may try the razor blade technique, but my thought is that I'll wait though until they are mounted on the jeep so it's not flopping around on the string hangers.

I'm debating just leaving it after that and hiring someone around April, so the paint is fully cured, to cut/buff the whole jeep. I'm worried with the round edges I'll burn through the clear.

The other side is similar but not as bad.
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Scrape that edge up against an object enough times off camber and those runs will buff right out!
 

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Right?!? It's funny how much effort I'm putting into something that's very likely to be hit with a rock 🤪
I did the same on my Rock Sliders. 🙄 Even went to a shop, used hardener, reducer, all that, 2K paint. 2K paint ain't stopping granite rock from scraping through. However, it's at least a project and something we can use to perfect a skill. 😜

Did I tell you I hit my passenger front MCE fender the first time I went out wheelin with them? Then I went home and cleaned up the Jeep, backed out of the garage and didn't look back. At the last second I noticed I was very close to hitting our Yukon, so I hit the brakes and moved forward just enough to hit the front driver MCE fender on the side of the garage. I was like, what?! You've got to be kidding me. I had them on for like 3 days. LOL
 

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Right?!? It's funny how much effort I'm putting into something that's very likely to be hit with a rock 🤪
There's truth to this. I spent a lot of time body matching MC fenders on my LJ. Second trip out my Son put the left rear flare hard into tree. I left the mark there to remind him to listen to me. BTW, it didn't work! :rolleyes:
 

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There's truth to this. I spent a lot of time body matching MC fenders on my LJ. Second trip out my Son put the left rear flare hard into tree. I left the mark there to remind him to listen to me. BTW, it didn't work! :rolleyes:

Kids don't listen to their parents... don't you know that yet?
 
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