Cloudy clear

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    So what did I do wrong and how do I fix it? 15727171545225552434426253980953.jpg
     
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    What are we looking at? Was that just after a spray and dry , or after sanding?
     
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    I would use a better wax. Too bad some don’t fully explain the problems here. Where’s Sherlock ️‍♀️.
     
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    That is after a cut and buff. I was afraid to get too aggressive and only cut with 2000. I'm sure I should have started with at least 1500. Buffed with a new wool pad and some medium cut then an orange pad with some McGuires polish. My black pad came apart on me so I need to get a new one. Will this polish out with it or do I need to start over with the cutting. I used Summit acrylic enamel bright blue metallic with three coats of clear on top of that. I was concerned about the metallic in the paint is why I didn't get so aggressive with the cut.
     
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    The metallic in the paint is under the clear and is safe. Today’s clears need to be cut 2-3 days after it’s sprayed. IMO you need to cut with 1000 and work up to 2500-3000 grit. Then power buff with compound followed by power polishing with a glaze.

    Cut with wet soaked paper. Wash panels well before each grit.
     
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    Any ideas about what is in the pics? Should I start over with 1500 and go up from there?
     
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    I would remove the spoiler get some 1000 grit and sand it smooth as glass then work your way up to 3000 than buff. What compound are u using?
     
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    Looks like 1 grit paper was used which wasn’t smooth enough to buff. So your polish is stuck in the not so smooth sanding paper grits.
     
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    Don’t use wool pads. I cannot be sure what you have was caused by the wool pad alone, but wool can burn the clear quickly. The pictures suggest that may be the issue. If that was the cause, simply resand and rebuff.

    Use only foam pads. 3M foam pads are excellent.

    I start with 1000 grit wet to level. Then 1500 wet, then 2000 wet, then I switch to 3000 grit trizact pads wet using a DA Sander, then 5000 grit trizact pads. Then buff with 3M #2 Perfect it buffing compound and #2 foam pad followed by 3M #3 polishing compound and #3 foam pad. Polish at speeds of 1200 rpms or thereabouts.
     
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    It was some Mcguires stuff I already had. I will start from scratch so to speak. Thanks for y'alls help.
     

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