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Old 02-04-2002, 09:26 PM   #1
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I've noticed that there are a couple of scratches on my car that can't be removed by scratch removers...so i thought i might wet sand it out. Does anybody have any idea which sand paper to use and any tips on how do a professional looking job wet sanding the scratches and blemishes out? Thanx.
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Old 02-04-2002, 09:51 PM   #2
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Old 02-04-2002, 09:58 PM   #3
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furst clean the suffice with water and wipe it down with a dry cloth to remove any durt or sand that might scrach your pant worse. Then take some 2000 grit sand paper, wet the paper
and the surfice and than sand light not to sand thrue the clear
make a cople of passes and then check to see if the scrach is gone. If you drag your finger nail across the scrach and it hangs
it probebly will not buff out. so don't keep sanding. jest get it close and buff it out with some 3M microfinishing compound.
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Old 02-04-2002, 09:59 PM   #4
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Here's a tip -- don't do it! Unless you know what you're doing, you'll probably create more scratches.

There isn't any mystery, however, in wet sanding. You just take sand paper and dip it in water. The reason people wet sand is because the grit is so fine that when you are sanding, the paint gets into the grit and clogs up the sandpaper. If you really want to, go ahead -- use an extremely high grit (5k - 10k) to really get those fine scratches out.

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Old 02-04-2002, 10:02 PM   #5
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Thanx guys...really good advice Anyone else have any advice?
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Old 02-04-2002, 10:09 PM   #6
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Does wet sanding help with the spots that I touched up with touch up paint? I noticed no matter how careful I am, I can never get the touch up paint to set right in the hole. I was thinking about wet sanding to smooth it out, but I am wondering if it will cause the spot to show more because of the scratch marks. Did that make any sense at all?

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Old 02-04-2002, 11:37 PM   #7
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can this be done on CF hood!!!
Cuz mine got scratch up really bad
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Old 02-06-2002, 05:29 PM   #8
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Please be very careful if you decide to go forward with wetsanding . . . the UV protection of your clearcoat is concentrated in the top several mils of the layer. If you sand through that, the basecoat may start to fade or check, and the only fix then is a repaint. You might try searching the forums at http://autopia-carport.com (detailing forum); there have been some good posts there re: wet-sanding and the associated dangers.

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