My First Resto Summary (short) and Question on Cut & Buff

Craigbro63

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First of all I want to give accolades to SPI and also everyone on this forum for all of your posts and advise! I did a lot of reading and learned a LOT!
I used SPI Epoxy Primer, SPI 2K Primer, Motobase paint, and SPI Universal Clear. This was my first time doing body work (welding, hammer/dolly, filler, etc.) and painting. I used a LVLP gun with my 30 gallon compressor and never had an issue, although this was a Karmann Ghia :)
Well ok, the only issue is a small handful of sags in my clear coat, but I read a lot on this and almost expected it. Everything else sprayed flawlessly including the Motobase metallic!
So my question deals with wait time before sanding and polishing the universal clear. The car is under a carport/patio cover and I will not be able to move it to direct sunlight. I've read 1 day in sunlight is approximately equal to 7-10 days in the shop. My Question: Should I wait about 4 weeks and then begin the cut\buff process?
Much Thanks!
 

texasking

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Universal likes a lot of time. If you can wait 4 weeks, it will buff better than 4 days. It stays soft, so when sanding it is particular about any dirt on the surface causing deep scratches. Also when buffing, longer wait times will not leave swirls as bad.
 

Craigbro63

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Universal likes a lot of time. If you can wait 4 weeks, it will buff better than 4 days. It stays soft, so when sanding it is particular about any dirt on the surface causing deep scratches. Also when buffing, longer wait times will not leave swirls as bad.
What would be a good time to let it sit? Its sitting in 85+ temps.
 
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