Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Re: How much time after clear coat to buff.
I just painted Sherwin Williams base clear. The supplier told me to cut and buff after 3 days, and preferrably before 7 days. But I couldn't get at it so soon, and I did it about 30-45 days later, no problems. I did notice that is was easiest to buff the sooner I got to it, but I would say there is no end time limit. Harder clear is just harder to buff the 2000 grit scratches out. Takes more time and passes.
Marley; 65 malibu SS /70 vette /69 cutlass