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Looking at an overhead skylight reflected in the Camaro hood, the orange peel is painfully obvious. This is very typical of how most paint finishes look right after they exit the booth, and production paint often looks even worse. On the typical muscle car paintjob, Rodney sprays 3-4 coats of clearcoat to ensure that it's thick enough to color-sand multiple times. Before color sanding a fresh paintjob, a car should sit about four weeks to allow sufficient time for gasses to escape from the finish. Otherwise, the paint will lose its gloss more quickly after color sanding and polishing.