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Old 06-02-2012, 06:07 PM
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Maroon scuff pad to prep clear coat

Im usin 600 grit wetsand to knock down the orange peel on my first coat of clear before applying two more coats. I wanna finish sanding the low spots with a maroon scuff pad but was wondering what is the pad equivalent grit to sandpaper?

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Maroon pads are equal to about 320-400 grit.
I wouldn't use those for leveling clear.

Gray pads are closer to 600 grit.

Be very careful about sanding through
the clear with only one coat on.....
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They sell scuff pads in 2 thicknesses, the standard size for regular work and 1/2 thickness for paint prep. Check your supply store for the ones you want for prepping clearcoat.
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The gray pads are for scuffing clear coat.Red is for paint prep
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if you want good sanding pads check on ebay look under bowling ball pads
these go from 600 grit up to 4000. about 15.00 for 6 u can use these with your DA too and they last a long time
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