Huck's DIY - High Gloss Finish

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Blog entry by Huckleberry posted 03-06-2011 01:05 PM 5321 reads 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A guest on the show Dale Meiners shows us how to achieve a high gloss clear coated finish. This is a process and a rather lengthy one too.

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#1 posted 03-06-2011 07:55 PM

Nice video!

Just a few comments, 3M is actually making it very easy now to remember what pad to use with what compound with the new purple bottles. The second step that you weren’t sure what pad to use. The product has a black top (06064- Swirl remover or machine polish) so you use the black foam pads with it (05738 or 05725). The Ultrafina; Step 3 (black bottle blue label is the older bottle, new is purple with a blue top) uses the blue foam pad (05751 or 05733). And the step 1 Perfect It compound you can use a white wool (05711 or 05703) or foam pad (05737 or 05723).

I am not sure if he just wasn’t using it because the panel was so flat, but 3M recommends using a foam interface pad (05777) for the 3000 Trizact and I believe the 1500 as well. It will help cushion the paper more and help eliminate the possible burn through on the edges, as long as you aren’t cranking down on it.

I don’t understand why you revert back to Finess It II after the machine polish (it is a bit courser product, maybe before, but probably not necessary), but if it works for you guys, more power to you!

(FYI, I work for an automotive paint jobber :)

Anyway, I enjoyed the video. Thank you for sharing!

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 04:12 AM

Huck – Cool video and great information regarding the steps to reaching the mirror finish.
Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 03-08-2011 12:37 AM

Simply awesome Huck. You & Dale are a great combination.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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