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Buffing enamel paint- What compound to use? by tesmith66
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What buffing compounds and pads do you guys use to buff fresh enamel? I have sanded with 1200 grit and was using Maguiar's Mirror Glaze medium cut with a foam pad, but it's not working very good. It takes a LOT of compound and pressure to get anything to happen. Do I need something more aggressive?

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I use 3M Super Duty Rubbing Compound on a tan foam pad. I have a partner that prefers a wool pad and he gets great results, too, but I prefer the foam. Takes a bit more time but the wool can cut faster creating potential burns faster. It's a preference thing. After the Super Duty I use a 3M Machine Glaze on a black foam pad and then a 3M Microfinishing Compound as a final swirl remover before 3M Imperial Hand Glaze to finish it off.

It's a lot of work but it works well. I avoid enamel as much as possible and much prefer the urethanes instead as enamels are not very easy to work with.

Good luck!

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Originally posted by tesmith66:

What buffing compounds and pads do you guys use to buff fresh enamel? I have sanded with 1200 grit and was using Maguiar's Mirror Glaze medium cut with a foam pad, but it's not working very good. It takes a LOT of compound and pressure to get anything to happen. Do I need something more aggressive?



If you have only used 1200, I would recommend doing 2000 then 3000 wet. That is called a color sand. Make sure you use a DA, not just a regular sander.

THEN, use the 3M stuff like suggested. I like the compounds in the purple bottles, if you can find them.
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