I previously posted about a rusty paint chip on my car, asking for advice:
I’ve since obtained a rattle can kit from TouchUpDirect, gracious permission from a buddy to borrow his garage, and a newfound appreciation for how involved bodywork can be (it took 10 hours, mostly due to my inexperience)
The good news is, the rust is out, and there’s new paint on top. As you can see in the photo, my work area quickly exceeded the bounds of the masking I had set up to protect the undamaged paint. This led to a slight lip at the border where paint (and clearcoat) met masking tape.
I’ve heard that wet sanding with 2000 grit sandpaper should work to wear down that tiny raised edge and help blend it in with the factory clear coat. Any advice?
The kit came with a little packet of polishing compound. I haven’t used it yet. Should I hand polish according to the instructions, or should I buy a pad (and more compound) from AutoZone, then bring it to the 'space and ask nicely for help with a polishing tool?