Time to cut/buff an fj40

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  1. Catfish28

    Catfish28

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    My paint and body guy is finishing up the dune beige on my 78 fj40. Looks good with some light orange peal. Base clear. Trying to decide if I want to pay him to cut and buff the exterior and dash. Not too concerned about the rest. About how much time should it take to cut and buff fresh paint/clear?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Not sure on clear, but my single stage is gunna be about 20 hours for an fj62... I'm 3 hours in...
     
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    SMG SILVER Star

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    I’m in the process of painting my rig with single stage 2 part Polyurethane. Any tips you can share before I start the cut and buff?
    Thanks
     
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    patience...and then some patience
     
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    Do you research and watch lots of Youtube videos for how-to's. From what I gathered a good cut and buff job on a normal sedan takes most PROS about 6-8hrs. This includes clay baring and what not before hand so may not completely apply to you. Just don't rush the finish and also make sure your paint job has had adequate cure time based on weather (that was something I didn't realize).
     
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    Hit the forums and there's a specific section for cutting and buffing. Tones of experts there as well.

    Good luck!
     
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