I recently purchased an Alfa Spider which had been in dry storage for 8 years. There must have been a small leak in the garage roof because there is an area on the bonnet where the lacquer has "dulled". Is there any way of curing this apart from re-lacquering the entire bonnet?
Same question also applies to another car where a PO has , I think, not completed a good paint job - the lacquer is dull and semi-flat. Again, any solution apart from a full respray?
On a positive note, my Lotus' are really bright and shiny!!
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The only time I ever sprayed a clear coat system I deliberately put on plenty and then cut it back using 1200 wet/dry followed by G3 cutting paste, finishing off with T-cut & normal polish. With any luck you should have enough lacquer there to get away with at least the last 2 stages.
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2000 grit wet and dry on a small cork block ie you hold it with your fingertips
very light pressure until you get it even
3m Finesse-it used with plenty of elbow grease and quite a lot of pressure
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