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What grit to use?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:36 am
What are the steps for sanding the Slick Sand? I know you start with 120, and finish with 320. Do you need something like 250 in between? Or will the 320 take the 120 scratches out easily?



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:57 am
I personally would go 120, 220, 320. You may find some guys that would go from 120 to 320, but I have done this with bad results. Get the whole thing sanded down and painted only to see a few sanding scratches that didn't get sanded all the way out. It's a bummer cause there is nothing you can do then except sand and repaint.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:14 am
Thanks.

For the car, on spots that don't need blocking, can I simply go over the SlickSand with 320? Without 220 or 120 before it?

For my surfboard, I'm spraying lacquer paint over some low buck primer, I'm not going to sand the primer, just shoot it and paint over it. What grit should I use before spraying the primer?



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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:31 pm
sorry to be ignorant guys, but are you guys all talking P80 P120 P600 etc?

Or american CAMI scale???

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:42 am
what if im using a DA sander for primer what grit should i use for finishing primer with DA sander?



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:27 am
You should not use a da sander for final sanding of primer, you should block by hand.

But if you are going to sand primer with the da, which I sometimes do :lol: :lol: 400 grit is fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:40 pm
alexflacco wrote:You should not use a da sander for final sanding of primer, you should block by hand.

But if you are going to sand primer with the da, which I sometimes do :lol: :lol: 400 grit is fine.


Alex what grit do i use to remove paint from tail light i got t dam ticket for my tail lights been to dark.

Also can you Please send me some links to Color blending?
I am going to paint some dings on a 2006 chrysler 300 color is white pearl how do i blend in the color?
its very small light ding and scrath



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:30 pm
I use 80 for prep/filler
500 or 600 wetsand
1000 followed by 2000 then buff



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:32 pm
scotty wrote:sorry to be ignorant guys, but are you guys all talking P80 P120 P600 etc?

Or american CAMI scale???

Regards, from accross the pond.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:58 pm
A_Magnificent_Bastard wrote:what if im using a DA sander for primer what grit should i use for finishing primer with DA sander?

i use either 320 or 400, and i use my da all the time, theres nothing wrong with useing it. however i couldn't stress enough to use a guide coat.
and also if your buying cheap sand paper, ask to feel the grits between the brands. european grade is less harsh than american. exp.. 400 euro may fell more like 600 in american. 3m is the standard on american girt and what it feels like, however we use euro grade becuase it is cheaper. so if your buying cheap, feel the diff.. why, becuase you may end up useing more of the cheap stuff than you would for the more expensive. so if cheap is only in the budget go lower than you think.
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