What should it look like when you sand?

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What should it look like when you sand?

Post by craigsnedeker on October 4th 2011, 1:13 pm

Since this is my first time, I'd like to know exactly what it looks like when you wetsand, so I know I'm doing it right.

For example:

coats 1 and 2 sand with 400
coats 3 and 4 sand with 600
coats 5 and 6 sand with 800
coats 7 and 8 sand with either 1000 or 1500
(from this thread http://rolledon.forummotion.com/t878-sanding-every-other-coat)

I layed on coat 2/3 (could be considered 3/4, but the first time though I only layed on 1 coat of paint) and I'm not sure what I'm going to get when I wetsand. I'm running out of time before winter, I can't afford as much trial and error (no garage to keep my truck safe).

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Re: What should it look like when you sand?

Post by retired plumber on October 5th 2011, 10:41 pm

It will look dull LOL. When all the shiny spots are gone it time for more paint. Dry it with a soft rag or use a squeegee to remove the water as you go to see how you are doing.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on October 6th 2011, 8:55 am

If your orange peel is not very heavy then wet sand with 800 or even 1000. You want to remove or "flatten" the orange peel but not to remove good, flat paint. On my Falcon, after coat 2, I had little to no orange peel so I hit it with 1000 to flatten and remove dust. 400 would of removed way too much good paint and would have left some nasty sand scratches. If your orange peel is heavy then you have no choice but to use a coarse paper like 400 or 600.
This is what worked for me, thats the beauty of this method/forum there are many ways to achieve the final result.
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