Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by civicious, Nov 15, 2004.
What do I do, just slosh water on the car and sand away?
im sanding the hatch with 1500 and then 2000. it needs it. orange peel ownz me.
get a squirt bottle and a bucket of water. Simply soak your paper in the water and squirt the area u are sanding with the squitrtbottle. Use the squirtbottle to keep the area wet. occasionally check the area by wpiping it off with a sponge and drying it with compressed air and a few paper towels...then you will be able to see how much clear you have sanded off and how much further u need to go. and in all honety i was under the impression your car was a flat silver or something because i have yet to see a pic youve posted where it looks shinny....so i guess orange peel does own you....good luck, you will be sanding for a GOOD while...plan on have a FULL day in this
Yeah...it's not supposed to be flat...I just haven't gotten my lazy ass around to wetsanding it.
I, personally, think i did a decent job of painting it though. The orange peel isn't too bad...its just not quite shiny yet
edit: i think i did decent considering that i've never used a gun before, much less painted a car.
no matter how hard you try, unless conditions are 100% ideal like having a top of the line booth with infinitely variable climate controls and all top of the line equipment, you'll always have some amount of orangepeel.
If it's not even glossy tho, I wouldn't even bother with 1500 grit- you'll be out there until your arms fall off. You'd probably be better off starting with 600 or even 400 wet. If it's bad enough i usually start with 320 grit wet with a da sander just to knock the surface down quick. Then I'll hand wet sand with fine grit ad then buff with real heavy compound.
Hope this helps at all B)
its glossy....just not very glossy
WTF are you spraying houses? DO NOT use 320 grit on a painted surface, you will break through the clear or base wayyyy to easy and I dont know what magic buffing compound you have that will buff out 320 grit scratches.
put the crack down
as for wet sanding i use a spray bottle with one or 2 drops of soap in it
Just go into blindly, like some people do their swaps on OTHER peoples cars. IM xyswany on AIM. He can help ya'.
yeah, swany is the man to talk to
IM me whenever, im always bored and i don't mind helping people.
EDIT: 2000 posts
just grab some tumbling rocks and roll the paint off
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