Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board

Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board (
-   Body - Exterior (
-   -   Sanding single stage? (

Project87c10 11-05-2004 07:49 AM

Sanding single stage?
On page 3, a member painted single stage on his c10. It was a red omni enamel according to all that I read. It came out looking really good for a first paint job and he had pictures of after painting the fenders and hood he buffed/waxed it. It looked pretty nice and glossy for a single stage and he didnt use clear. Members were talking about sanding it with 1500grit im assuming wet sanding then waxing and buffing it... just a question and I could be wrong but ive been told that you CANT AND SHOULD NOT wet sand single stage paint... especially acryllic enamel... which is what he painted...

can someone give me some information on painting single stage paints? I plan to use the hardener when I do mine for more glass and even plan to risk it and use the acryllic clear coat... but whats this about wet sanding an plastic based paint?

Thanks guys.. 11-05-2004 08:03 AM

If you use the hardener, by all means color (wet) sand it and polish it. It is only when hardener isn't used in enamels that sanding and polishing doesn't work.

onebadmerc 11-05-2004 08:49 AM

Metallics will cause you a problem if you wet sand them and try to buff them out on a single stage paint job. If you didn't use enough hardner or put atleast 3 good solid coats on it, I wouldn't wet sand and buff it out either.

Project87c10 11-05-2004 09:55 AM

how do you polish after wet sanding? and wet sand with what? 1500?

also... so dont wet sand the metallics? just base colors? or if going metallic wet sand if you use atleast 3 layers and ofcourse hardener?

just wondering about how to make acryllic look good... 11-05-2004 10:34 AM

You MUST polish after wet sanding down to 1500 or 2000. The sanding will level the surface but leave it very dull. Can't sand metallics no matter how many coats you apply 'cause you will expose the metallic flakes which ruins the job. Clear coating is the only option for custom paint colors like pearls, metallics and candies. 3 coats for a solid color is a safety factor against sanding thru the paint. If you mix the hardener to mfgr specs it should sand and polish fine.

Project87c10 11-05-2004 11:20 AM

how do you polish? thanks guys 11-05-2004 12:44 PM

The best way to get answers to basic questions like this is to do a search onthe board. Most basic questions have been answered in depth many times.

Here are few hits for you to review;

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.