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Old 04-29-2012, 06:04 AM
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shu, want to grab a bodyman's attention out here you might have to light up something illegal.
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an update on this too. I essentially now have the hood blocked and how I like it. I blocked and blocked the skim coating until much of it was starting to sand away. Worked on some of the high spots, then went to the Slick Sand and let it do it's job. Suffice to say, the Slick Sand fill is amazing, blocks nice if you start with 120 first, and really helped to transition the hood from a disaster zone to a piece that now feels nice under the hand with all the guide coat sanded away. It's not 100% perfect, and I know you guys could probably get it better, but in the end it came out really nice. While getting the hood perfect was important to me, being able to actually drive this car in my lifetime was also important to me.

Now I need to get something wet on it so I can see how it looks with a shiny surface for the real test.
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not trying to discourage you but when the guide coat in the low finally disappears it's still there. You'll usually have to re-guide coat it a few times to get it out to where you can't notice any distortions in reflections. If you re-guide coat it you'll probably notice it re-appear but not so defined. The more you guidecoat it the less it stands out til you finally guide coat it and all the guidecoat sands out evenly at the SAME TIME. THAT is when you know it's gone. Just trying to give you a heads up cause if you have all primer on it with no filler or metal poking out it's something I'd consider doing if I were you.
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I never only guide coat it once. Usually three times unless I can't go down anymore, in which case I shoot more primer or if necessary, spot fill with putty. Generally by the third time it will all sand away at the same rate.
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you're good to go then. The guide coat thing has gotten all of us at one time or another til we eat humble pie and realize it all needs to sand out evenly at the same time. So many noobs don't understand that.
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Normally I'd say spray some water on it to get it to shine,but when we started using feather fill years ago,we wet sanded it and it soaked up water like a sponge and caused many problems ,I'm not sure about the slick sand but its basiclly the same product as far as I know...if it CAN be wet sanded you can wet it down to get a view of what it'll look like before you actually paint it...
I always do this with my urathane primers and epoxies...and if you were to wet sand it up to 800 it'll start to shine also....

since it needs a sealer anyway mabee it would be safer to go ahead and seal it with a few coats epoxy first then wet sand the epoxy up to 400-600-800.I'd hate to see you have any problems at this stage of the game and all you went through to get here...
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