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How to soften your paper.

Post by 85S10project on January 11th 2008, 3:06 am

When wet sanding if you want to make it easier when you need a new sheet soak the other sheets in the clean water and then when you need them they are good and pliable. Thats what I have been doing and I also added some soap b/c my paper was sticking.

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Post by mazdawg78 on January 11th 2008, 2:28 pm

also use an sos pad behind your paper. will prevent ribs in your paint from your fingers

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Post by Matt on January 15th 2008, 12:09 pm

Wrapping your paper around a soaked sponge works well to. You can apply a little pressure every now and then to release water from the sponge.

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Post by 85S10project on January 15th 2008, 5:30 pm

Matt wrote:Wrapping your paper around a soaked sponge works well to. You can apply a little pressure every now and then to release water from the sponge.

Yeah I use a faceplate holder from an old car stereo and let the water fill up and then it just drips out gradually.

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Post by retired plumber on April 28th 2008, 10:14 pm

Definately soak your paper before you use it and put a teaspoon of liquid dish soap in the water. Helps the paper to glide better and helps keep it clean also. For sanding flat areas DON'T use just your hand. You need a sanding block that has a fairly hard surface. Reason for this is, your fingers will make groves because they are pressure points. Also the hard surface removes minute hills and valleys and helps to feather rough edges. You can get sanding blocks in several sizes where you get your paint and they are cheap. Another plus is, they hold the paper so your hand dosen't and you wont sand your skin off your fingers.
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