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What to about orange peal?

Is there anything that can be done other than a respray?

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Re: What to about orange peal?

It really depends upon the severity of the orange peel, if it's not too heavy you can flat it down and polish.
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Re: What to about orange peal?

Have you tried a rubbing compound to get rid of it ?
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Re: What to about orange peal?

Does it affect most of the car or just a smaller section/panel?
As Auto suggested, it can be flatted and polished to smooth off--if it is the clear coat that is textured. If it is the actual paint that has texture then a sanding off and respray is the best option.
If the affected area is smallish, a quick fix is to re-primer with a suitable high build primer and blend , but that is a whole different kettle of fish.
 
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Re: What to about orange peal?

As said above it all depends on whether the defects are on the clearcoat (It can be corrected) or on the paint underneath the clearcoat (It cannot be corrected)
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Re: What to about orange peal?

Thanks for the replies. The peel is on most of the car unfortunately. How can I tell if it is in the paint or the clear?
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Re: What to about orange peal?

It'll more than likely be the clearcoat. Can you post pictures?
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Re: What to about orange peal?

Just done some on mine.I used 2000 w&d with sopey water.Only used one bit of w&d so that the scratches got finer the more i went over it.You will need an electric polisher (or air polisher) to polish up afterwards.Best stay away from the edges and feature lines with the w&d to prevent polishing through the clear coat/paint.Also keep your hand flat when using and go lightly from left to right in straight lines (not up and down) your fingers could cause tramlines.Hope this helps

Have a couple of pics, only diddent take any before shots.Have polished the quater panel and about to start the door.Sorry only mobile pics.

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Re: What to about orange peal?

Looking good Alfie - how bad was it before and what grit was your w&d ?
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Re: What to about orange peal?

He says in the post above - 2000.
nice one alfie looks like it went OK
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Re: What to about orange peal?

O/Peel on quater panel quite bad.It was scratched and re-painted before i bought it but was'nt polished up very well.The door was ok only after doing the quater panel thought i'd give it a light going over to match.

Cheers AV all went well.

Also done the big bit: https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/car-d...ack-paint.html

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