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Wet Sand?

Wet Sand?

I have just acquired a 1988 911 Carrara. Diamond Blue.

From what I understand the paint was NOT clear coated. I have what looked like water spots on the roof and hood but are not, a kind of chalking.

I have tried to buff them out with no luck. So me question can I wet sand, the re-buff and wax?

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Color sanding is the technique you are talking about. Your car is likely a single-stage paint. I don't think those colors were base + clear until later in the nineties.

I think you are on the right track, but get some good information. Maybe an expert will respond or you can look up Color sanding on Pelican and the internet in general. You'll find the info you need.

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Have you tried a fine polishing compound first? That's the route that I would go - and I'm pretty sure the DB has a clear coat on it.
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DB was clearcoated
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On the chance that the spots are some kind of mineral deposit left over from hard water, try soaking a rag with vinegar, then leaving it on the spot for an hour or so. Vinegar will not harm paint or clear coat, but will dissolve any acid labile deposit.

If that doesn't work, try Windex, and clean it like you would glass.

If that does not work, try Bug & Tar remover.

If that does not work, THEN polish it out with an abrasive like polishing or buffing compound.
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Do you have any pictures?

Is it possible the clear has been polished through in these spots?
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vinegar & h20 wash the whole car.
maybe wet sand 2000 & buff with grey 3m pad, and 3m med cut compound. If you are new to this read here.
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Be careful if you do decide to wetsand the paint, I got a little aggressive while repairing paint chips and was able to sand enough to expose the darker colors underneath, still the same paint, just darker. Can't decide if the old scratch or the new paint mar looks worse!
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Did guards red on an 86 get clear coat?

Anyone know?
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Try using a polishing compound, not a rubbing compound, follow with glaze and wax.
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Did guards red on an 86 get clear coat?

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https://www.paintscratch.com
does not show a clear coat for guards red
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My 88 Diamond Blue is clear coated. I'm sure all the metallics were.
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Did guards red on an 86 get clear coat?
Anyone know?
No clear coat on the guards red in 1986.

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