View Full Version : How often do paintshops buff?
On the subject of dust, lint, and the search for the PERFECT paint job, how often do pro shops buff their jobs? I know all show cars get it but what about normal jobs??
11-29-2005, 06:10 PM
At least 90% of the BC/CC jobs in a pro shopt are wetsanded and buffed.
11-29-2005, 06:51 PM
I would think that 90% is kinda high. I probably buff about 65% of my jobs.
But then it would depend on the quality of the cars that are being painted. Most of my painting is panel painting, usually 3 or 4 panels at a time.
No high end stuff here.
If the shop is a large production shop with the best booths, painters and guns available they probably do very little color sanding and polishing. If the shop is a Maaco-type shop they also do very little buffing. The average shop will buff the better cars and jobs but let the lower end work go without buffing.
On partial painting, like collision repair, we try to match the existing orange peel. This means we will usually do a little sanding and polishing but we try NOT to get the surface so smooth that it looks better than the rest of the vehicle.
11-30-2005, 06:34 PM
we do a lot of late model stuff and 95 percent gets buff. We have the high end booths and guns and such but feel that a car isn't complete without the buff job. There are the cars and truck that come thru that just painting anything would make it look better than the rest of the car
Why are they polishing amost every job? Orange peel, dust or gloss problems? Also, what type of paint are they spraying? Are they color sanding prior to buffing?
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