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Shamis
08-14-2003, 05:48 AM
Hey I just did my first wet sand.

Its just looks like i scratched up the paint

im assuming on my last coat of paint b4 my clear coats i dont wetsand??

Gamite
08-14-2003, 05:52 AM
u wetsand after clearcoats

Shamis
08-14-2003, 06:03 AM
Why is that???

So I should just put a smooth final layer of colour now and then let it dry, and put on a clear coat.... wet sand it.... clear coat... wet sand it.... then clear coats and dry??

Gamite
08-14-2003, 06:50 AM
clearcoat clearcoat clearcoat, dry completely, and then wetsand

Shamis
08-14-2003, 06:51 AM
wetsand finishes it off??

1000 grit ok??

i find after i sand it scratches the paint

SpoolinS6
08-14-2003, 07:06 AM
then u have to get it buffed with a machine and use plenty of water! thats what ive been told ........

Gamite
08-14-2003, 07:06 AM
um.. I have no idea what grit to use..

Autotechnica
08-14-2003, 02:48 PM
Doesn't work if you don't have a buffer. If you wetsand after you do the last clear coat it will be scratched.

You could just paint, wetsand, paint wetsand (repeat to however many coats of paint you feel you need), then clearcoat, and let it dry. If you still find it's too rough, don't wetsand the clearcoat. Just get a buffer and smooth it out.

Bry

notjoe
08-14-2003, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by Autotechnica
Doesn't work if you don't have a buffer. If you wetsand after you do the last clear coat it will be scratched.

You could just paint, wetsand, paint wetsand (repeat to however many coats of paint you feel you need), then clearcoat, and let it dry. If you still find it's too rough, don't wetsand the clearcoat. Just get a buffer and smooth it out.

Bry

I thought the point of wet sanding (or one of the major ones) was to get rid of such things as orange peel. AFAIK wet sanding is the last thing you do before you buff the car (be careful not to burn the paint) because it will smooth everything out.

mike125k
08-14-2003, 03:13 PM
you have to go way finer than 1000 grit if you are trying to bring more shine out of the paint. final step wet sanding should be done with 2000 or 2500 grit paper. 1000 is for taking out paint runs and heavy orange peel before you add another coat of paint to it.

Autotechnica
08-14-2003, 03:24 PM
That's what I said, don't wet sand the final coat before you buff it.


Go to a plastic model shop that sells Taimiya stuff. Get 1000,2000,4000 grits. Work from rouger to finer grits.

Jon@Bimmersport
08-15-2003, 07:31 PM
guys im gonna re do my bro's grills today when the black out goes...cuz then i got some shit to do....

its black now but chipping and i can see the chrome..wat do i do in order?

i got a tiny bit or primer, clear coat, low gloss black paint,

what sand paper do i use? what do i do in order???