'flatting off paint'

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'flatting off paint'

Post by Crooky » Sun May 10, 2015 7:03 pm

What's the best way in terms of trying to take some of the shine out of my new paint to fade with the old. It is 1200 wet n dry maybe and then polish back up?
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Re: 'flatting off paint'

Post by Aspro » Sun May 10, 2015 7:51 pm

Wet and dry but skip the polishing bit. :wink:


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Post by lee c » Sun May 10, 2015 8:48 pm

Grey scotchbrite??

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Post by e m p i » Mon May 11, 2015 8:31 am

lee c wrote:Grey scotchbrite??
Too harsh and will leave swirl marks.
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Post by BJ1 » Mon May 11, 2015 10:15 am

1200 grit may be a bit coarse. try 2000 grit first. scotchbrite will indeed leave swirls.
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Re: 'flatting off paint'

Post by lee c » Mon May 11, 2015 11:52 am

e m p i wrote:
lee c wrote:Grey scotchbrite??
Too harsh and will leave swirl marks.
Don't rub so hard !!!!! :lol:
Use flatting compound too would help


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Re: 'flatting off paint'

Post by Crooky » Mon May 11, 2015 2:21 pm

Ok cheers - I'll sort the long sill finish out as mentioned in my thread (not happy with the finish) and then go down the 2000 grit route wet n dry. Funny old business making things look old!
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Re: 'flatting off paint'

Post by Austin » Mon May 11, 2015 4:31 pm

Don't forget to put pics up mark, I have quite a bit of mending and blending to do myself, it would be good to see how you do it.


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Re: 'flatting off paint'

Post by Crooky » Fri May 15, 2015 11:28 am

Oh right yeah send in the Guinea Pig to experiment :lol: cheers mate
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