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post #1 of 16 Old 04-19-2010, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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wet sand and buff?

Just bought my truck back in September of 09 and I am not happy with the Ford Black Paint. Seems to be kind of boring. I spent all day cleaning it and waxing it, even went out and bought some Pinnacle wax at $95! It looked good and the wax it great, but for a 60k+ truck I exspected more.

So now I am considering having my buddy wet sand and buff it to remove any factory ornage peel and try to get it extremely gloss.

any suggestion? I just want to to be hghly glossly.

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CLAY IT: I have a 04 and wasn't happy with it. I did wax it last year when I got it. Last weekend I did clay it $22.00 and a lot of work but it shines like new. Paint looks flat and when you rub your hand across it, it's smooth. A lot less money, you can do the hood and see a big difference.
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i've got orange peel goin on too...

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just leave it...the factory clear is not that thick.once you start removing clear from your 2009 truck to make it look like glass,you can kiss that paint job good bye in a few years.
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i've got orange peel goin on too...

are you going to do anything about it or just tuff it out? I am kinda disappoited honestly. I mean to most it looks fine... but I am not happy with it.

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just leave it...the factory clear is not that thick.once you start removing clear from your 2009 truck to make it look like glass,you can kiss that paint job good bye in a few years.
is it ok to claybar the factory clearcoat?

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Clay bar doesn't take down your clear coat, just removed the grime that sticks to the paint surface. I have my truck exterior detailed twice a year and they do a clay bar and wax each time.


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I would not recommend doing much sanding and buffing of the stock paint....as mentioned the clear is not that thick and you will be removingmuch of the protection.

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I'll bet that is your first Black vehicle. I bought one twenty years ago, never again!! They are undisputedly the most beautiful vehicles when the planets line up & everything is perfect. Good luck.

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