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Post by street_ride14 on May 24th 2013, 5:06 pm

when wet-sanding between coats, do you guys sand all the way down so that the surface is flat, or just sand until the orange peal peaks are gone?

Theoretically, since each coat would add orange peal, couldn't you just apply all your coats without wetsanding until the very end? then wetsand until flat and cut/polish ?
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Post by retired plumber on May 26th 2013, 9:48 pm

You want to sand until flat. Its easy when you only have 2 very thin layers. You could roll on all your coats and then sand but by then the orange peel will be awful and and you would be saying many many nasty words about yourself. Crying or Very sad
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 29th 2013, 9:51 pm

I agree with brother Mike on this. I did my 63 in sections. Rear quarters first, then doors, front fenders then the hood. The front fenders I got lazy and rolled all 10 coats and then wet sanded, BIG MISTAKE. It was an SOB to get the orange peel flat. I broke through on the paint in a few spots and had to re-roll in areas. Follow the formula...2 coats sand 2 coats sand 2 coats sand...etc
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Post by street_ride14 on May 29th 2013, 11:27 pm

yeah, so no short cuts for me

oh well, I'm actually in the middle of my project roller paintjob, will update when this thing get done
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Post by Camaro Guy on June 11th 2014, 5:27 pm

For what it's worth, most of what I've read said DO NOT attempt to remove all the orange peel between coats, but strive for about 80%. If you try too hard to get rid of it all it seems likely you'll remove most of the entire layer and be stuck in a never-ending cycle of futility. I'm no expert though, just a first timer. No problems so far and going better than expected.
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