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Old 08-23-2013, 08:01 AM
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Is Wet Sanding An Art?

Thinking about doing some wet sanding on the metal flake. After doing alot of research, I'm still wondering. Can anyone do this or is it a fine art for the professionals only?
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:05 AM
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I think at best you have to go extremely lightly if at all. It's different than regular gel. If you sand past the clear coat you will be into the flake and in trouble. but I'm no expert. Someone will be along who knows.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:24 AM
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Not so much an art as a skill. There are several techniques to identify how much material to sand off. Bunch of great vid's on youtube... also if there's something to practice on to start that will help. Maybe go buy a fender or hood from junk yard and practice on that.... before you go to the boat... just my .02...this video pretty good as a primer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IAU21Hsa_w
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Not so much an art as a skill. There are several techniques to identify how much material to sand off. Bunch of great vid's on youtube... also if there's something to practice on to start that will help. Maybe go buy a fender or hood from junk yard and practice on that.... before you go to the boat... just my .02...this video pretty good as a primer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IAU21Hsa_w
OK, I'm gonna nominate this for the top "You Might Have MCOCD" statement of 2013
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:23 PM
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OK, I'm gonna nominate this for the top "You Might Have MCOCD" statement of 2013
too funny...
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Take it slow is the key here. You do not want anything too aggressive as it may go through the clear gel. If it does go through, then you will smear the metal flake and it will be very obvious. How bad is the scratch or whatever you want to repair? If it isn't that bad, then you could just put some clear scratch filler in there and be done with it.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:05 PM
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I have sanded many scratches out of my boats. I start with 2000 grit and start sanding. Wipe it with a wet rag to see how much progress you have made. I then use a hand held drill with a a 3M 3" buffing wheel. I use Meguiars Mirro Glaze Diamond Cut 2.0 to bring back the shine, then top it off with some Mequiars cleaner wax, all while using the buffing pad on the drill.

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