Dry color sanding?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:33 pm
I'm having some grief color sanding wet with a DA, the paper is sucking down so hard on the panel it pulls off the DA. Given the condition my back is in I'm not a fan of doing the whole thing by hand. Doing it dry would alleviate this issue but I've never done it that way, have any of you tried that? I'd be starting with 1500 so nothing insanely coarse. Thanks for any feedback.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:45 pm
Dry will let you see your progress easier as well.
I use a 1/2" thick pad with hook and loop discs. You will need to exercise care around body lines and door edges.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:40 pm
Thanks, I'm happy to hear that it is done that way by others. It would definitely cut it down faster and what you see is right in front of you. I always tape edges before sanding or buffing initially, learned that the hard way a long time ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:03 pm
I do all my color sanding dry, I use the 3M purple discs, they seem to
last the longest but it does take more discs doing it dry instead of wet.
I usually start with 1500 then 2000.
Most times I like to follow with 3000 grit Abralon pads.
Those Abralon work real nice, wet or dry.
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