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What is orange peel paint

BMW paint is pretty bad for this, the paint texture resembles that of an orange and is caused by a number of factors typically the result of improper painting technique, quick evaporation of thinner, incorrect spray gun setup (e.g., low air pressure or incorrect nozzle), spraying the paint at an angle other than perpendicular, or applying excessive paint.

The only way to remove this is by wet sanding the paint, some people will tell you it can be removed by polishing with a rotary, this is incorrect as the soft foam pad will conform to the peaks and troughs of the orange peel.  Wet sanding is a long expensive process so it may be easier to just live with it.

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