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    Twin Pack paint buffing

    How long do I need to wait before I can cutback and polish fresh twinpack paint ? Our average ambient temp is probably in the region of 26C. I've heard that if u leave it to long it's a pain in the ass to buff shiny

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    Re: Twin Pack paint buffing

    I've left mine about 10 months so far

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    Re: Twin Pack paint buffing

    ooo at least 10 months

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    Re: Twin Pack paint buffing

    a couple of hours is all you need darth, infact before where we have used a extra fast harderner and baked it i've done so after about 10min!

    yes it will get harder and harder with time, best to do it next day in my opinion, but im sure someone with more painting experience than me will be along with a better answer soon

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    Re: Twin Pack paint buffing

    Just did some reading, 12hrs air drying is recommended. Man what a differance - last time I let the paint set for about 10days and did I polish my ass off.

    Polished the boot and bonnet today with 1500, 2000 ,3000 and then buffed took best part of an hour and it was done. Supose if i could paint in a booth with no dust this would not be needed.

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    Re: Twin Pack paint buffing

    never got round to doing mine. looks crap. lol!
    I'm going to pull your head off because i don't like your head!

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    Re: Twin Pack paint buffing

    i have seen it still soft after days, may have been in winter tho. it will drap the grit if its too soft, try your nail in a hidden place. i used 2000 wet n dry then frecela paste on a mop. came up very well tho. i also had the impression that darker colours like red were harder to buff back to a shine than white ? or all in the mind

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    Re: Twin Pack paint buffing

    if you finish off your flatting with some 3M 3000 Trizact your buffing will become alot easier.

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    Re: Twin Pack paint buffing

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    I've left mine about 10 months so far
    14 months now

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    Re: Twin Pack paint buffing

    i'd sack using G10 or G3 too. it works pretty well but the mess it creates isn't worth it at all i mopped mine on the road the other day and i spent as long again getting off all the dry paste.

    theres a megs product that is amazing for mopping, can't think what it's called, it's either scratchx or swirlx or something, anyway it's just as good without the mess
    http://itsalmosttime.co.uk/blog/

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