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Clear coat rough after new paint

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So someone rear ended me last week. It was minor and the bumper just needed some sanding and repainting. Over the weekend, I removed it, sanded it, used some bondo on the parts where the paint was cracked, sanded it again. Then i put a layer of primer and sanded it again. It was a good coat so I just had one. Everything looked good. Then I applied two coats of paint. It still looked good. No dripping, nothing bad. I used a compressor and gun to do this btw. Then I applied two medium layers of clear coat. It all looked good, but when I came back yesterday to put it back on the car, the clear coat is not shiny and smooth like the rest of the car. It was, however, shiny the night before. I don't know what caused this. It's my first time working with this type of equipment and really painting. I had my uncle help me out and he said it just needs to be buffed out once it heals. But I don't know, it looks weird to me. It has a rough surface, kind of grainy. Any help is appreciated.

- MV
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does yours look similar to my front bumper?

some people told me to wetsand and polish. But when I took it to a shop they said I may damage the paint if I sand or buff cause the guy who painted my bumper didnt spray enough clear. Idk, should I go ahead and wetsand? or should I just polish it?
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better look of my paint on my fender you can see how the reflection differ from the rest of the car (worse condition than my bumper above). Let me know how your wetsanding and polishing go, i might try to do the same.
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