Automotive Refinishing

SOP - Clearcoat Spot Repair

• Remove dirt nibs in clear coats
• Match original paint surface texture.

Mirka Abrasives recommends the Unique or Best product for these applications. To customize your SOP, click the color coded box to choose the Good/Better/Best/Unique product for each step.

CSR1

Polarstar® SR 5 Micron
SR-301-5A

MROS150
(1.25", 5mm orbit)
1125S-R Backup Pad

Waterproof P2000
21-801-2000

MROS150
(1.25", 5mm orbit)
1125S-R Backup Pad

Sand using moderate speed with a small amount of water as a lubricant.

Sand until the defect is just even, or slightly above the surrounding surface area. Sanding too long will produce “coin marks” in the finish.

CSA2

Polishing Compound 10
PC10-1L

MROP-312TH Random Orbital Sander
(3", 12mm orbit)
MPADOF-3.25 Orange Foam Pad
913G Backup Pad

Buff using PC10 compound in conjunction with an orange foam polishing pad (MPADOF-3.25).

Use a moderate speed to prevent  “burning” the finish.

Keep the pad clean from compound  build-up.

CSR3

Polishing Compound 10
PC10-1L

MROP-312TH Random Orbital Sander
(3", 12mm orbit)
MPADBF-3.25 Black Foam Pad
913G Backup Pad

Polish using PC10 with a black foam pad (MPADBF-3.25).

Use a moderate speed to prevent “burning” the finish.

CSR4

Microfiber Cloth
M-9915B

Wipe away any polishing residue using a clean microfiber cloth.