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Kampr 09-19-2005 07:50 AM

What Grit For Sanding Paint
I have a 66 Mustang Fastback that has been in storage for a long time. Instead of using chemicals I want to take the original paint off with a DA. Some of the paint has surface rust on it. There is very little pitting but some (light pitting) in a few different places. What grit pad would you recommend doing this with? Should I start with a course grit and finish with a finer one?

Thanks in advance

BondoKing 09-19-2005 09:54 AM

start with 36 grit and work up to 80 before you epoxy it.... Keep your speed slow as heat will warp panels


Bee4Me 09-19-2005 10:32 AM

I would try 80 first and see how well it cut if this is OEM paint only.
36 will get it done but I only go that radical if the 80 dosen't "cut it" so to speak. It's a lot more work to bring 36 up to 80 and I'm all for less work. :D
Point being,It takes say 2 day's to 36 it and then another 2 day's to bring it up to 80 for epoxy. vs. 2 1/2-3 day's to use 80 and be done. JMO.

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