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Old 04-01-2005, 10:57 AM
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Wet Sanding in the Rain???

What a great site. I just found it and I am enjoying reading all of the great information.

I am in the middle of my first attempt at a full repaint. I am hoping to finish it up this week as I have the whole week off from work .

Here is my question; Has anyone tried wet sanding outside in the rain?

Here is my situation; I am painting in my garage. I want to keep the dust and moisture down in there. I ready for the final blocking and I was thinking about rolling my car outside and doing it. The problem is I'm in Washington State, and of course it's raining like a mother here all week. I was gonna string up some tarps, but I thought... Well rain is "wet" right? What would it hurt to wet sand outside without tarps? I am using PPG K36.

Anyway... might be a stupid idea... I just thought I would throw it out.

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If your wetsanding the clear to buff, no big deal.

If your doing it to paint over, its a very big deal, don't do it.
"Acid rain and Industrial fallout" you will be wetsanding into your whatever your sanding.
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I agree with Barry. If it's to get a nice sand job prior to painting,.. NO. If you are colorsanding the topcoats to rub out, then you may be able to get away with it. I'd definately paint the car in your garage if possible. Nothing worse than seeing all your prep work go down in flames due to the rain.
Good luck on the paint job!
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One draw back would be it will be difficult to 'squeegee' the paint dry to see your sanding coverage. And that just sounds totally miserable!!
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Thanks guys. It's in primer now. I was just referring to the final wet sand before sealer and paint. I see in my post it wasn't real clear. I think I will take your advise and string up the tarps. Miserable is a good word for it though
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Portable garage

Those things are probably worth having here in the rainy PNW..gotta get one for me now that winter rains have finally gotten here..

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