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      11-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #20
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Right. It could be to due to the way light refracts off the paint, but I think it's also simply due to the fact that a panel that has orange peel has a much busier paint finish, and minor flaws are less likely to catch your eye.

This doesn't mean the paint on a wet sanded car is any less durable, I'm just saying scratches are a bit more noticeable and as a result make you want to maintain the car a bit more frequently than you would otherwise.

That said, a wet sanded M3 is a beautiful thing...just be ready for an enhanced case of OCD if you decide to pull the trigger.
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