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Old 06-15-2007, 10:55 AM
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wet sanding clear coat

I just painted a motorcycle metalic blue then with 3 coats of clear urethane with the activator, I will wait a week then wet sand, then apply the decals then spray more clear on, my question is-- is 1000 grit coarse enough to wet sand the clear coat with between coats? I'am concerned about the paint peeling! thanks Dennis

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yes 1000 will be perfect for wet sanding between coats. You don't need to wait a week. My personal exp is that when you let the clear cure for mare than 24 hours after recommend time to cut and buff it gets real hard to sand and harder to buff. But to answer your question 1000 will be fine.

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There are a lot of articles out there on color sanding.
from google search
http://www.google.com/search?client=...=Google+Search

Most of the guys I know use something like dish soap (Dawn/Joy) to lubricate the sandpaper and prevent the residue from sanding away.

Think of this step as pre polishing. you don't want to take much off, just smooth it out so that it can be polished to perfection. If you arn't that shure about it you might see if you can find a finish detailer at one of the custom paint shops to color sand and buff it out. For just the tank it shouldn't be that spendy and the results would probably be well worth it.

Now for my question? If you are putting "custom" paint on the tank, why decals?

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cause I want it too look like this

[[IMG]url=http://img504.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kaw2tanksqp9.jpg][[/IMG]img=http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/6263/kaw2tanksqp9.th.jpg][/url][QUOTE=Chopt 48]There are a lot of articles out there on color sanding.
from google search
http://www.google.com/search?client=...=Google+Search

Most of the guys I know use something like dish soap (Dawn/Joy) to lubricate the sandpaper and prevent the residue from sanding away.

Think of this step as pre polishing. you don't want to take much off, just smooth it out so that it can be polished to perfection. If you arn't that shure about it you might see if you can find a finish detailer at one of the custom paint shops to color sand and buff it out. For just the tank it shouldn't be that spendy and the results would probably be well worth it. [url=http://img504.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kaw2tanksqp9.jpg
Now for my question? If you are putting "custom" paint on the tank, why decals?[/QUOTE]Because I would like it to look like this (the top tank) Hope this picture works, I've never post a pic before
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[[IMG]url=http://img504.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kaw2tanksqp9.jpg][[/IMG]img=http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/6263/kaw2tanksqp9.th.jpg][/url]Because I would like it to look like this (the top tank) Hope this picture works, I've never post a pic before
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Ok< I'll buy that. I can just never figure out why guys spend hundereds if not thousands of dollars on a custom paint job on a bike and then plaster the brand name of the bike back on the tank. Usually starts with H in most cases. If you are going for an upgraded stock look that's great.
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