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    Wet Sanding Ford Bronco (pictures) EXTREME orange peel

    Hey guys, I don't usually take pictures of my work because I never want to misrepresent. Truth is, photo's can be misleading so I generally never take any pictures.

    But, I've been wet sanding a red ford bronco this week that was repainted with single stage paint. It had such severe orange peel (paint texture) prior to sanding that I couldn't help but take before and after pictures.

    Those of you who don't have much experience wet-sanding or don't understand what the purpose is, these photos provide an extreme example of a vehicle with heavy orange peel!

    Have a great weekend!

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    I actually sanded and polished the entire bronco but I just took pictures of the hood which was the worst area.

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    Re: Wet Sanding Ford Bronco (pictures) EXTREME orange peel

    I have orange peel. My car has chit paint but it's factory clear coat so I can't sand it. Nice job kid.

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    Re: Wet Sanding Ford Bronco (pictures) EXTREME orange peel

    I do think for certain I greatly improved the look of the orange peel on a couple panels with m101 and a microfiber polishing pad

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    Re: Wet Sanding Ford Bronco (pictures) EXTREME orange peel

    Nice improvement. Did you block it or da it?

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    Re: Wet Sanding Ford Bronco (pictures) EXTREME orange peel

    Thanks guys!

    fightnews - Yeah, I do not doubt that M101 paired with a microfiber pad is capable of removing at least a certain degree of orange peel.

    fly07sti - Thank you, I'll share my procedure

    -Block sand everything with Mirka 1500 wet/dry paper

    -Wet sanding with Mirka Abralon 2000grit sanding discs (6" & 3" disc)

    -Wet sanding with Trizact 3000grit sanding discs (6" & 3" disc)

    I used a 6" pneumatic 3m sander with a 3/32" orbit and a pistol grip 3" chicago pneumatic sander (both tools equipped with the 3m interface pad)

    Removing my sanding marks:

    -Rotary/LC Lambswool/3D 501 cutting compound
    I tried both M101 and Menzerna SHC300 prior to 3D 501 cutting compound but I was removing paint at such a rapid rate with the other two compounds that I couldn't even finish an entire section pass before my pad was completely completely clogged with paint so the short buffing cycle of 3D 501 was actually really beneficial.

    -Rupes 15 MKII/yellow uro-tec polishing pad/HD Polish+
    For tight areas I used the griot's paired w/ 3" backing plate/ uro-tec yellow 3"/HD Polish+

    I did used 12% IPA to inspect the paint after cutting with the Rotary but did not use IPA after finishing w/ HD Polish+
    -Final step was Optimum Car Wax

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    Re: Wet Sanding Ford Bronco (pictures) EXTREME orange peel

    Thanks for sharing your process. I've been really enjoying the Mirka stuff the last couple of years.

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