wet sand wet sand wet sand - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-01-2003, 06:47 PM
fatt ant's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: n cali
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wet sand wet sand wet sand

can anyone please give me some tips on wet sanding
i dont know jack about sanding and polishing paint.i just had my 68 suburban painted (basecoat/clearcoat)in march,it came out nice except for a little orange peel and dullness on some corners
what gritt paper and how will i know when the orange peel is out
what steps to take after the sanding is done polishes ect.

any advice will be greatly appreciated

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-01-2003, 07:13 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It all depends

How bad is the orange peal?

If it is real bad you can go as low as 600 grit and work your way up to 1500 or 2000

make sure you don't go down to deep

then use a micro finish compound to get the shine back

After that use a swirl remover and a polish

Then wax it

anymore questions just ask

Viking
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2003, 05:14 AM
302 Z28's Avatar  
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: North Texas
Posts: 10,840
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 86 Times in 73 Posts
3M makes a sanding sponge that is perfect for final wet sanding before buffing. Do not use your bare hand to color sand.

Vince
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2003, 07:02 AM
Dragon J's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Harley/Fire
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Just North of I-80 in Middle America
Posts: 533
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Examine the paint well first- if rough orange peel- as stated, use 600 very sparingly wet, wash off and examine again. If gone go on to 1000 or 1500 wet to remove any minor orange peel, then finally 2000 wet. I just painted a tank and fenders for a cycle and used only 2000 to smooth it up. (Be careful with heavier grits so as not to go through the clear.) You can see if you've removed the peel as it is wet, if not wipe it dry and look closely. I like 3M or Griots polishes working from coarse grit to fine with a good buffer like Porter-Cable or DeWalt. Your local auto parts can supply you or you can mail order the supplies. Take your time- good work depends on patience. Good Luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2003, 09:13 AM
troy-curt's Avatar
Shop Owner And Troll Hunter
 

Last journal entry: Detailing Eng. Compartment
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Prairie Grove Ar.
Age: 76
Posts: 2,646
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Go to the paint store an get a rubber squeegee about 3 inches. sand a few strokes with the 3M foam pad, then squeegee dry, you can see the texture changing. But be careful unsing 600 grit, it is very aggressive. Above all keep plenty of water running over the area your sanding, and keep it clean. one piece of grit can ruin the whole thing. When the speckled look is gone you`ve gone far enough. HTH

Good Luck
Troy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-02-2003, 09:55 AM
crazy larry's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: better comparison before and after shots
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: East Texas
Age: 43
Posts: 2,298
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
^^^^^^^

all great instruction, and may i suggest the Knowledge Base for additional reading...... some wonderful stuff in there.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.