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Old 03-11-2008, 09:30 PM   #101
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Most paint manufacturers will tell you a month MINIMUM. Some as high as 90 days. You need to find out what MACCO (like they would know) suggests, or find out what type of paint they used, and ask our paint experts here (that do this for a living).
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im no expert, but i probably wouldnt touch the car with a buffer or wax for at least 90 days. especially since it wont be super warm yet and the paint needs time to set.
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And because you have no idea how well the reducer, hardener, etc were mixed in the paint booth.

Or how much time there was between coats.
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Let it cure for 3 Months (90 days) minimum.

It looks good anyways, just have to have some patience.
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I just painted my 90 Bonneville with the roller and rustoleum....I was told to just paint it right out of the can. so I did....now I have kind of an "orange peel" finish.

If I recoat it with more Rustoleum thinned about 30% with mineral spirits, might that cause it to self level and look a little smoother??? Thanks
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A roller??? Well, it'* unique anywayz. Once orange peel occurs, Subsequent coats are only going to attenuate the effect. If anything, I would use a polishing compound/buffer/elbow grease to smooth it the best you can.
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Yep....a roller. 4" foam roller and if done correctly can give a show winning finish....lots of these cars on the Internet...saw two at a local car show. My problem was that I did not look into the system well enough before I started....got anxious, I guess.

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I saw a thread or two on that a year or so ago. Some people were getting a nice finish. I think what they do is several coats, then wet sand it, then polish. I'm thinking they did at least 5 coats.
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He never posted the pics :(
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