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jonbsosexy said:
paint never really levels out...

paint dries way too quickly...about 45 mins.

doesnt look shinny at all after i polish it

anything im doing wrong???
yep. Too thin. (aka too much Acetone or thinner)...

It doens't look shiny because it's too thin...

And/or you didn't prep the surface properly.
 

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91berettagt said:
jonbsosexy said:
paint never really levels out...

paint dries way too quickly...about 45 mins.

doesnt look shinny at all after i polish it

anything im doing wrong???
yep. Too thin. (aka too much Acetone or thinner)...

It doens't look shiny because it's too thin...

And/or you didn't prep the surface properly.
2x

and could be the type of paint you have. And I am assuming it has clear on it?
 

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91berettagt said:
jonbsosexy said:
paint never really levels out...

paint dries way too quickly...about 45 mins.

doesnt look shinny at all after i polish it

anything im doing wrong???
yep. Too thin. (aka too much Acetone or thinner)...

It doens't look shiny because it's too thin...

And/or you didn't prep the surface properly.
i used a 1:1 ratio...

i did everything it says to do
 

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bezal said:
91berettagt said:
jonbsosexy said:
paint never really levels out...

paint dries way too quickly...about 45 mins.

doesnt look shinny at all after i polish it

anything im doing wrong???
yep. Too thin. (aka too much Acetone or thinner)...

It doens't look shiny because it's too thin...

And/or you didn't prep the surface properly.
2x

and could be the type of paint you have. And I am assuming it has clear on it?
i got the paint i was supposed to get, rustoleum...regal red
 

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jonbsosexy said:
bezal said:
so... you're trying to get a shine out of paint without clear coat on it....
im tryn to get it to look like how the other ppl that did the same paint job
im sure they didnt use a clear either
If the rustoleum paint you're using isn't a gloss finish, then you'll need to clear coat it. My final sand/buffing didn't come out super glossy right away either. I found that sanding with ALOT of water and nice and lightly (as in not too much pressure on the paper), then buffing the hell outta it, the finish came out nice. Mind you I have used one whole tub of that turtle wax polishing compound, and I've only done half the car...

If you can buff it enough that reflections are clear, not even a little cloudy or hazy, then put on a coat of meguiars (sp?) cleaner wax, it looks amazing. I use a soft fluorescent light for my "reflection test".

If you need any pointers, post here, or pm me... I would be glad to help...

PS - On a side note, my whole car should be done by Friday, it's looking very nice so far...
 

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Rustoleum makes a gloss red. It's alot brighter then this regal red you used...

And mixing Acetone with Rustoleum on a 1:1 basis, will get you a dull even with a Gloss paint. :lol: Normally it's 20% Max, I believe the can recommends 5% but I wouldn't use anything less then 10% and no more then 20%.
 

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91berettagt said:
Rustoleum makes a gloss red. It's alot brighter then this regal red you used...

And mixing Acetone with Rustoleum on a 1:1 basis, will get you a dull even with a Gloss paint. :lol: Normally it's 20% Max, I believe the can recommends 5% but I wouldn't use anything less then 10% and no more then 20%.
so if i use a quart of paint...how much thinner do i mix with it?
 

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rustolem doesn't get real shiney no matter what you do.... I've sprayed it hundreds of times at work.
 
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