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    Metallic Single stage paint buff

    I've seen a lot of controversy on sanding and buffing metallic SS paint. Some people say you can, others say it makes the flakes uneven.

    What do you guys think?
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    Re: Metallic Single stage paint buff

    I can find out tomorrow from an actual paint instructor whos been doing paint for over a decade if you want

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    Re: Metallic Single stage paint buff

    Thanks that'd be great!
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    Re: Metallic Single stage paint buff

    As long as there's enough material to buff without burning through the paint itself it should be fine according to what he said. He said the only real difference is the paint not having a base and a clear is thinner then regular. Buffing shouldn't mess it up.

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    Re: Metallic Single stage paint buff

    I would be concerned about exposing the metallic pigment. I think that would make it oxidize quicker and end up less shiny.
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    Re: Metallic Single stage paint buff

    The oxidizing part is normally the clear coat or lack there of. Its not because the weather got to the flake in the paint. Since single stage ia basically pigmented clear, if you have a lack of then you're down to sealer or bare metal.

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    Re: Metallic Single stage paint buff

    Quote Originally Posted by rooster210 View Post
    As long as there's enough material to buff without burning through the paint itself it should be fine according to what he said. He said the only real difference is the paint not having a base and a clear is thinner then regular. Buffing shouldn't mess it up.
    Alrighty! Since Im for sure getting ss paint, I wanted to make sure I could sand and buff, I know dark metallic greys gonna look dope.
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    Re: Metallic Single stage paint buff

    Yeah it should look good. Just keep in mind it's not as thick a coating as traditional base and clear. It's going to burn through amazingly fast. The guy i asked i trust 10000% with any paint question after him being my instructor.

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    Re: Metallic Single stage paint buff

    "The oxidizing part is normally the clear coat or lack there of. Its not because the weather got to the flake in the paint. Since single stage ia basically pigmented clear, if you have a lack of then you're down to sealer or bare metal."

    I was not referring to oxidation of the base polymer in the paint. In a single stage paint the metallic pigment is protected by a layer of the polymer. Back when they started using metallic paints, they were pretty much all single stage. Many of the metallic colors had problems with age. Silver was probable one of the worst. It the metallic pigment would oxidize in the polymer and the paint would become dull and start coming off. Once they learned how to formulate metallic paints, they more and more started going to two stage paints.
    Non-metallic paints work well in single stage but metallics are still suspect in my opinion, especially if they are going to be wet sanded and rubbed out.
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