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Correcting runs in lacquer...



How easy is it to do? How bad a run can you correct? Or are you best just rubbing down and starting again?

Nothing to do with my wheels by the way ;)
 
  Dodgy one
Piece of piss a block and some 1500 wet and dry, You need to let the laquer flash off a bit longer that way you wont get the runs ;)
 
I've got some 1500 iirc so I'll use that wet. Got some halfrauds rubbing compound aswell so can finish with that?
 
  Dodgy one
You'l be rubbing a long time if your polishing it back by hand, I'd probrably go up through the grades to 3000 in your case, I thought you would be using a machine, 24 hours should be fine, If its aerosol you'l be fine after 3-4 hours TBH & it'l be easier to bring back up too before its fully cured
 
  Punto/Clio GTT
getting runs out of laquer is not a "piece of piss"

99% of amateures will break through the laquer while wetflatting
 
  172
getting runs out of laquer is not a "piece of piss"

99% of amateures will break through the laquer while wetflatting

Correct, you'll prob go thru the laquer and damage the base coat underneath, as when flatting you wont just sand down the run.

Tried cutting it off with a sharp razor blade?? Does work..
 
Cartainly wasnt a piece of piss, however I have managed to correct it enough, I think... Still working on it but it will be fine :)
 
  Trophy #473
you'll never get it 100% flat unless you have put a decent layer of laquer on. being very careful with a block in the best way with 2000 to 3000 grit. then polish up.
 
  Astra GSI, 172, Golf
i wish it was easy to flat runs out . take your time with it and use a block dont bother just trying with your fingers/hand it WILL ! go through .

depending on how big the run is i sometimes start with 6/800 to really cut it down
then i leave it with a tiny little runand flat that down with 1500 so its totally smooth
then flat with 2000 to get a decent finish
followed by machine polish etc
 


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