Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Saturday August 23, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Car Care & Detailing

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2012, 12:06 PM   #1
Slow Scoobie
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 320464
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Monmouth, NJ
Vehicle:
09 2.S"low"
Dark Gray Metallic

Default Wet Sanding Scratch's

OK so i was wet sanding a few problem areas i had on my rear right passenger door, and it was looking great i buffed out the wet sanding scratches with rubbing compound then a polishing compound and finally some wax it looked flawless. But After sitting a few hours in the sun you can still see the wet sanding scratch's, though there there not as easy to see. Any idea on how to fix this? Was wet sanded with a 2000grit paper.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Slow Scoobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
sjs0433
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 86061
Join Date: Apr 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Default

I try to go up to 3000 grit and then it seems to correct a lot more easily.
sjs0433 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
Slow Scoobie
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 320464
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Monmouth, NJ
Vehicle:
09 2.S"low"
Dark Gray Metallic

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sjs0433 View Post
I try to go up to 3000 grit and then it seems to correct a lot more easily.
So your saying to go over the 2000 grit with a 3000 grit paper? Or to just start from 3000 grit?
Slow Scoobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
pho_shizzle
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 181064
Join Date: May 2008
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Bay Area
Vehicle:
00' 2.5RS
BRP

Default

He means go over it with 3000 after your 2000 procedure to further diminish the scratches into finer sanding marks.
pho_shizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 06:01 PM   #5
subaruBnoobie
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 309963
Join Date: Feb 2012
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, Co
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Wagon
Silver

Default

Yes, go over it with a 3000 grit and then compound, polish, wax. BTW, what are you using to buff ? By hand or rotory or orbital? And what products are you using?
subaruBnoobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 07:40 PM   #6
Slow Scoobie
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 320464
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Monmouth, NJ
Vehicle:
09 2.S"low"
Dark Gray Metallic

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by subaruBnoobie
Yes, go over it with a 3000 grit and then compound, polish, wax. BTW, what are you using to buff ? By hand or rotory or orbital? And what products are you using?
An orbital and basically any meguirs product you can buy at pepboys(yes I know) ultimate compound, ultimate polish, scratch x 2.0
Slow Scoobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #7
subaruBnoobie
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 309963
Join Date: Feb 2012
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, Co
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Wagon
Silver

Default

Thats ok, that should work just fine for what your trying to do. go over it with the 3000 grit (Try to do it pretty light, not to eat through too much clear coat), then use th U.C., U.P>, and then wax it. Use the correct pads and you should get results. When you say orbital im assuming you are using an adjustable speed orbital. Go over it with 6-8 slow passes each.
subaruBnoobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 09:38 AM   #8
I WANT AN STI
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 79983
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: va beach
Vehicle:
2005 STI
Aspen White

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slow Scoobie View Post
An orbital and basically any meguirs product you can buy at pepboys(yes I know) ultimate compound, ultimate polish, scratch x 2.0
like subarubnoobie is assuming, lets get this straight first.

When you say orbital are you speaking of one of these piles of crap ?




That is not going to cut it, those things have torque ratings at nearly zero and they do not create enough heat and or speed to get rid of those scratches. In my opinion anyhow.

You need to be using one of these with a decent compound and the proper corresponding pad to remove sand scratches effectively.



than this if possible to finish her off, although you can use a good single head buffer like above, again with the proper polish and pads to achieve the same results

I WANT AN STI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 12:55 AM   #9
Slow Scoobie
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 320464
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Monmouth, NJ
Vehicle:
09 2.S"low"
Dark Gray Metallic

Default

Sorry about the hiatus. I am using a dewalt orbital looks similar to what you posted. Im still waiting on the 3000 grit paper though so no new results.
Slow Scoobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 09:52 AM   #10
I WANT AN STI
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 79983
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: va beach
Vehicle:
2005 STI
Aspen White

Default

you should try it again, what you referring to is called die back and it can happen from time to time. Try to hit it with the rubbing compound again, than with a polishing pad. Be careful not to burn through. Most compound are pretty effective at removing 1500 and finer scratches, might just need to take a little more time on it.
I WANT AN STI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #11
BayBob
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 231994
Join Date: Dec 2009
Default light

I think one of the things you originally said is important here. From where you did the work, to "later in the sun" there's no doubt that the angle of light and probably the intensity of the light had changed.

Chances are good that you'd have seen those micro scratches that the compound didn't remove if you had enough light and looked from enough angles.

When you redo the area, and go up to the 3K grit paper, try flooding the area with as much light as you can possibly get when you're using the machine and the compound. Then look from up and down, side to side. Use a hand held light to get up close and personal. Then as soon as you are convinced you don't see any more scratches, move on to your next step.

I constantly find that if I do work like this in the garage, then move to the sunlight, I find small marks left over. Now I use a hand held spotlight and hit the vehicle from every angle, and it's helped a lot.

you might wish to try that.
BayBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #12
Slow Scoobie
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 320464
Join Date: May 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Monmouth, NJ
Vehicle:
09 2.S"low"
Dark Gray Metallic

Default

Thanks allot for all your input guys i got it all fixed up now and looking spotless.
Slow Scoobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.