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    Lacquer not shiny?

    I recently colour coded my rear chrome strip and in the process of doing the front grill.

    Anyway i sanded it down, plastic primed it. (allowed it to dry for 24hrs) then put 3 coats of paint on and allowed to dry another 24hrs. Once completely dry i lacquered it but its not come up really shiny

    What have i done wrong or do i just need to wait a few days for it to completely harden and then compound it to get rid of the orange peel and bring a shine up?

    It was halfords products that i used incase anyone needs/wants to know

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    Either not enough lacquer, needs flattened, poor materials
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    You need to flat it back with 1500 grade wet and dry and then bring it up with G3 or some other half decent cutting compound.Was it a single pack lacquer do ya know?

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    Well for starters you shouldn't have waited 24 hours between putting the laquer on, the laquer should go on about 10 mins after the paint has been applied.
    The laquer needs to be sprayed on nice and shiney(wet coat), if it just dusted on then its never going to be shiney.

    I'd say if its not shiney now then chances are theres just not enough on at all and G3'ing it isn't going to make an ounce of differance.

    If i were you just sand it back with 800's, just so its all sanded abit then do it again, one quick coat of paint so that its covered and then a couple of heavy coats of laquer.

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    hmm ok, ill go spray a quick coat of paint on the one thats drying now and stick the lacquer on. Was going by the can when it said that you need 2 wait 24hrs for the paint to dry.

    zaffy: dunno just a halfords lacquer

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