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rrunner
09-04-2013, 10:30 PM
I just painted my 72 Charger, used the SPI universal clear. I plan on cutting and buffing. I have used the Norton Liquid Ice before and it worked fine but I want to try this Wizard's Mystic Cut. I have 1500 and 3000 paper to use. I have a Dewalt rotary buffer and a Porter Cable random orbital buffer. If I use the Wizard's, which buffer and type of pad do I need? Also after the Wizard's will I need to do any additional buffing with different compounds and pads to finish? The Norton system used one compound and 3 different pads for each step.

Henry
09-05-2013, 11:17 AM
I just painted my 72 Charger, used the SPI universal clear. I plan on cutting and buffing. I have used the Norton Liquid Ice before and it worked fine but I want to try this Wizard's Mystic Cut. I have 1500 and 3000 paper to use. I have a Dewalt rotary buffer and a Porter Cable random orbital buffer. If I use the Wizard's, which buffer and type of pad do I need? Also after the Wizard's will I need to do any additional buffing with different compounds and pads to finish? The Norton system used one compound and 3 different pads for each step.

Like to see a picture of your project. Do you have any issues with the paint; runs, dirt, bugs, orange peel (light or heavy) and how many coats of clear? Also, you plan on wet sanding by hand?

Henry

Len
09-05-2013, 11:50 AM
I just painted my 72 Charger, used the SPI universal clear. I plan on cutting and buffing. I have used the Norton Liquid Ice before and it worked fine but I want to try this Wizard's Mystic Cut. I have 1500 and 3000 paper to use. I have a Dewalt rotary buffer and a Porter Cable random orbital buffer. If I use the Wizard's, which buffer and type of pad do I need? Also after the Wizard's will I need to do any additional buffing with different compounds and pads to finish? The Norton system used one compound and 3 different pads for each step.

I would use the Mystic Cut with the Dewalt under 1000 RPM to start then increase the RPM to finish the initial work. Once you've finished the polishing with the Dewalt switch to the orbital with the Mystic Cut to remove any swirls. Usually swirl removal is only needed on darker colors, on most light colors they probably won't show enough to worry about unless you're looking for perfection.


http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/wiz11048.jpg (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ABS&Product_Code=WIZ11048&Category_Code=M3)

style
09-05-2013, 01:48 PM
I would use the Mystic Cut with the Dewalt under 1000 RPM to start then increase the RPM to finish the initial work. Once you've finished the polishing with the Dewalt switch to the orbital with the Mystic Cut to remove any swirls. Usually swirl removal is only needed on darker colors, on most light colors they probably won't show enough to worry about unless you're looking for perfection.


http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/wiz11048.jpg (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ABS&Product_Code=WIZ11048&Category_Code=M3)

try like len said but also try starting with a wool pad and running a brush through it to spur it out and make the wool finer then try a black foam pad as a finisher with your rotary then again with your orbital with the same blk pad..

keep in mine each car is different and some things may work better on one yet not on another due to curing times weather etc if it were in front of me id soft block with 1500 and a spray bottle with water to start...

rrunner
09-05-2013, 11:22 PM
Thanks for the replies. I laid the clear on heavy with my iwata w400 lv, 1.4 tip. Two coats. I have some bugs and a couple runs to fix but no big deals there. Mostly dirt nibs on the top surfaces. Orange peel wasn't bad at all. I have a random orbital sander with 3/32 throw to wetsand with norton 1500 and then 3000. The paint is a two tone scheme with black on the hood and half the roof, the rest is green go or plymouth's more popular name- sassy grass green. I will post pics soon when I have time. Can't do it with my phone. I can't wait to try the mystic cut and again thanks.

style
09-06-2013, 04:15 AM
Thanks for the replies. I laid the clear on heavy with my iwata w400 lv, 1.4 tip. Two coats. I have some bugs and a couple runs to fix but no big deals there. Mostly dirt nibs on the top surfaces. Orange peel wasn't bad at all. I have a random orbital sander with 3/32 throw to wetsand with norton 1500 and then 3000. The paint is a two tone scheme with black on the hood and half the roof, the rest is green go or plymouth's more popular name- sassy grass green. I will post pics soon when I have time. Can't do it with my phone. I can't wait to try the mystic cut and again thanks.

if you have an app style phone you can always take a picture then upload to photobucket and then link the image here(that's what I do)..

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n143/marce37/LRQbKQT_zpsd9d3e71b.gif (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/marce37/media/LRQbKQT_zpsd9d3e71b.gif.html)

rrunner
09-07-2013, 09:49 AM
http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/rrunnerwp/20130902_185631_zpsab71a68b.jpg
http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag92/rrunnerwp/20130902_190146_zps81ed5085.jpg
Ordered the mystic cut.

gtome
10-10-2013, 07:22 PM
If that is right out of the gun....well done. Looks slippery. Hell even if its not right out of the gun it looks really good. Nice job!