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Old 08-06-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Sanding touch up paint?

ok you have to do several coats of paint, and it is still a little bumpy, can you sand it with 400 or 600 and polish?


Or is there a reccomended rubbing compound to utilize?


I searched but did not see much about types compounds or the possiblity of knocking it down wet sanding.


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Old 08-06-2009, 09:56 PM   #2
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ok you have to do several coats of paint, and it is still a little bumpy, can you sand it with 400 or 600 and polish?


Or is there a reccomended rubbing compound to utilize?


I searched but did not see much about types compounds or the possiblity of knocking it down wet sanding.


tyvm!

(co-worker flung door open right into a trailer at lunch today, 1/4 nick along traing edge of door!!! sigh she started crying....and paid for stuff to fix.)
Rikarus,

I'd first try polishing the touch-up with a mildly abrasive polish. '3M' offers some good products such as "Finesse It" which I found at NAPA.

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Old 08-06-2009, 10:04 PM   #3
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400 or 600 grit will take clear coat right off if you are not careful. If I was going to do any sanding on this car, I would use something like 1500 grit, then a fine polish
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excellent thanks for the advice guys, thought I saw 400-600 somewhere, but seemed rough and it never hurts to ask. I have 3M rubing and glaze, think I will avoid sanding.

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Old 08-11-2009, 04:09 PM   #5
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excellent thanks for the advice guys, thought I saw 400-600 somewhere, but seemed rough and it never hurts to ask. I have 3M rubing and glaze, think I will avoid sanding.

TYVM!

Definitely avoid sanding!! Especially with grits that course. 1500-2000+ is usually used. And if you wetsand with that you need a D/A to remove the fine scratches and get the shine back. I've wetsanded my car before then used my P&C to remove orange peel.
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