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Buff enclosure clear coat?
« on: May 05, 2020, 03:14:02 PM »
Do you all buff or do a finish wet sand one you're applied your clear coat? I have two enclosures drying. I used some Rustoleum Painter's touch X2 clear like shown below. The clear came out good with no real imperfections but I wanted to know if you buff the finish before assembling the pedal.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Painter-s-Touch-2X-12-oz-Gloss-Clear-General-Purpose-Spray-Paint-334029/307244797?MERCH=REC-_-searchViewed-_-100176222;206495767;204644771;205723773;202058776;301068197;204644772;206560110;302690091;204707453;300231692;205395514;204655493;202058511;204644764;205395502;202058834;203175966;307430738;308298874;305164182;204680928;309675802;202572588;-_-307244797-_-N

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Re: Buff enclosure clear coat?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 04:23:58 PM »
I'm WAY too lazy but my stuff doesn't look as cool as others...
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Re: Buff enclosure clear coat?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 05:19:50 PM »
Usually requires a good length of time, days, for the finish to set up before you dare buff.
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Re: Buff enclosure clear coat?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 05:28:57 PM »
I used to cut back with some 1800/2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper, and then use a polishing compound.

But then I got lazy.  Three coats of Upol or Spraymax 1k gloss clear and I'm done.

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Re: Buff enclosure clear coat?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2020, 09:33:47 AM »
I'll sometimes use a polishing compound (like a light car polish) if the clear coat came out a little rough. I don't do any sanding; I've found it's too easy to burn through the clear coat and mess up the decal or paint.