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Old 07-11-2006, 11:17 PM
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What are the best sanding techniques, etc.

It's a little late for you, but maybe this will help someone else. Always, and I mean ALWAYS wash you vehicle with both soap & water then solvent designed
for that job. Otherwise you'll be sanding contaminates into the metal. This is a
major cause of after paint problems. The shops that spend the $$ and take the
time to do this, seldom have problems with their paint jobs. They take the time to do it right, so they don't have to find the time to do it over. Used razor blades work the best as they won't dig into the metal as easily. This is especially important when your refinishing aluminum. Also if you've had decals or such on the painted areas, you may find ghost images in the metal that will show up in the finished work.You cure this by priming and block sanding back to the image until it doesn't show anymore. Then continue priming as usual. Good luck and when your sure you've got all the dust off, tack twice more.

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