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Can I buff my R32 GTS-T?

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Hi All,

So my black R32 used to be wrapped and we've peeled off the wrapping to find that every panel has been rubbed back with at least 800 - 1200 wet & dry - I mean there are fine scratches everywhere - and some of the paint is peeling too. (See photo) Honestly it could do with a new paint job but I dont have the dollars just yet. So a mate of mine was saying he would be surprised if the car of that vintage would actually have a clear top coat and we should just cut & polish it and it'll probably come up pretty good.

Can anyone confirm if the original paint on a 1990 R32 would likely have a clear top coats and - If we were to cut & polish would it get through most of the scratches? Is there a particular type of cutting compound to use - What steps should I take? Any advice would be appreciated.

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That will need a lot of wet sanding before you could even consider a heavy cutting compound.

You'd be better off rattle canning it.

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Yeah, I am no expert but I know when you shouldn't try to cut and polish a car and this is that time.

As @GTSBoy said, rattle can it. Or plastidip it if you plan on revisiting... Or, even rewrap it yourself.

 

Or, just put up with it and call it a rat. It'll be worth more then too. :);)

 

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When you cut, you're supposed to be cutting imperfections from the clear, you should not see any colour on your pad. 

When there's no clear on it, you do not cut because you are just cutting base paint layers. 

If you're not going to consider any paint work/re-clear, then my suggestion would be a a very good polish and a light buff only and see how it looks. If it still looks shit you may have to consider a wet sand at go easy to reduce how much colour you take off. 

If in doubt, check your local area for home detailers, you'd be surprised how many good detailers will be hiding in your area as a lot of guys don't realise how much knowledge they have acquired just by looking after their own cars well. 

 

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Yup, pay someone for $1000 detail effort on $2.50 paint condition, to get it up to $3.50 paint condition. Sounds like a good idea....not.

She's f**ked proper and there's really no point in talking about how to recover it.

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LOL, "home" detailer - for advice you muppet, not a f**king resto. 

 

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Some house paint and > images.jpeg.4c5a99c84260284bb0d5b3a857deb474.jpeg

Or, as others have stated, wet sand and polish.

If that fails, see above

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5 hours ago, ActionDan said:

LOL, "home" detailer - for advice you muppet, not a f**king resto. 

 

That's why I said $1000 and not $2000! :p

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The price is irrelevant because all that was implied was asking an opinion, not procuring services. 

I'm out, have fun :D

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