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Old 03-03-2021, 03:14 PM   #1
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Machining out orange peel?

Hi,

I am looking at purchasing a car, which to my keen eye has had the rear door sprayed, I think more of the lacquer as the colour match and metallic flake looks the same, the giveaway was in the reflection compared to the drivers door, I only noticed it on the 2nd viewing. There was no signs of overspray around the door skin or sills etc.

Could I make better the orange peel, its not bad I would like to flatten it off carefully, also its a BMW 2016.

What product could I use and DA pad?

I have seen Carpro do a denim pad?

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Luke

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Old 15-03-2021, 06:54 PM   #2
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Denim pads work great, but I find them much less effective on random orbital machines. Direct drive seems to yield the best results. But that aside, they DO work well
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Old 15-03-2021, 07:21 PM   #3
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Just to call out that denim pads or alternatively wet sanding don't come without their risks. Even if you have a paint depth gauge repainted panels are very unpredictable in terms of the amount of clear remaining.. shouldn't put you off but I know quite a few people who have thought the high paint thickness reading was a 'hall pass' to get stuck in which is often far from the truth.
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