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Old 10-05-2012, 06:26 PM
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what grit of paper to use between clears

Hello, ive just gotten 3 coats of clear on my project last night. I would like to put on another 3 coats. Was wondering what grit to use to scuff it down. Thank you for your time.

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are you going to wet sand or sand with a da? With a da I would use 1200. if I were to wet sand maybe 1000 or if you feel brave 600-800.
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are you going to wet sand or sand with a da? With a da I would use 1200. if I were to wet sand maybe 1000 or if you feel brave 600-800.
Just trying to learn here... I have read that anything above 600, you can have adhesion problems. Not the case?
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800-1000 and you will be good,We have sanded blend panels up to 1500 with no adhesion problems at all
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800-1000 and you will be good,We have sanded blend panels up to 1500 with no adhesion problems at all
Makes sense, thanks.
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ok thanks. i will be wet sanding it. I have heard to polish it you start with 600 and work your way up to 2500. so the 600 would be to much just for between the 3 coats of clear?
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so the 600 would be to much just for between the 3 coats of clear?
Probably, but if the orange peel is bad it might be a good idea.

As for colorsanding after, depends what kind of finish you are looking for. Are you looking for a super flat, perfect show finish or just a very nice paint job?

If you want it dead perfect flat, start with 600 and work your way up.

I did mine and was able to just use 1500/ 2000 then buff... but it all depends on what you are looking for. With 6 coats of clear you will have enough material to do what you want.
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Hello, ive just gotten 3 coats of clear on my project last night. I would like to put on another 3 coats. Was wondering what grit to use to scuff it down. Thank you for your time.
I like 600 dry DA with an a soft interpad much better than wet sanding.You'll prodably want to let cure for a while at least three days and re tape and paper.
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