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Custom Restoration Guide 2018

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150 REMOVING DEFECTS PD-0800M Caution: Wear the proper safety protection when sanding, cleaning, mixing and spraying all materials included within this process. 1 Wash vehicle with soap and water. Clean with the appropriate PPG cleaner. 2 DUST NIBS: 1. Sand nib with P1500 grit using a finishing DA sander with an interface backup pad. Visual and hand check area to make sure nib is removed. 2. Refine entire sanded area with P2000-P3000 damp on a DA sander with a backup pad. 3. Proceed to the compounding procedure below. RUNS/SAGS: 1. Ensure finish is completely cured. 2. Remove defect using razor blade. 3. Block sand with P1200 grit Wet-or-Dry sandpaper to remove the defect. 4. Refine entire sanded area with P1500 grit using a DA sander with an interface pad. 5. Refine entire sanded area with damp P2000-P3000 grit on a DA sander with a backup pad. 6. Proceed to the compounding procedure below. 3 COMPOUNDING: Working in 2' x 2' sections, compound the entire vehicle with extra cut compound using a white foam pad or a wool compounding pad. 4 POLISHING: Polish the entire repair area with a swirl mark remover and a black foam pad. 5 FINISH: Polish the entire vehicle with ultra-fine glaze and a blue foam pad. Hand wipe with a clean microfiber towel to finish.

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