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So I did a paint job on a 1985 ford pick up and It was my first time doing it, I sanded down the truck and primered it and then painted it like you should, after that I put 5 layers of clear coat on and I'm not satisfied with the result. The actual paint job looks good, but I cant see my reflection on it or anything. There is a slight shine to it, but thats it Any tips

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    How was your flattening and buffing? There are questions about zhis in here already – Solar Mike Oct 25 '17 at 3:30
  • first post a picture, it seems like you forgot to sand and buff the clear coat – Nilabja Oct 25 '17 at 5:00
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Try rubbing and/ or polishing compound. Rubbing compound is not as fine , however I used it alone with satisfactory results. I use them with water but I have heard gasoline makes a better job.

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You should look at the effects of weather : humidity , temperature, unless you are in a controlled environment - a garage is not controlled, a professional spray booth has humidity and temperature control as well as dust filtration and a baking facility...

Also, is the process you used : flatting and between coat preparation, a detailed explanation can be seen here : Why did my clear coat turn out matte instead of glossy, and how can I fix it?

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