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wet sanding

so what is the proper way to Wet Sand my truck to get light scratches and scuff marks out of the paint.

what grit paper? and tricks? what to watch out for so I don't go through?

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Re: wet sanding

Wet sanding is not hard if you have watched someone do it before. Its a bit hard to explain on the interweb but I will attempt to.

You will need, 1000grit wet/dry sand paper, 2000grit wet/dry sandpaper, sanding block, rubbing compound(I have been using Meguiars #1 and #9), and wax to finish.

Get a bucket, and put some soapy water in it. Take your 1000grit and 2000grit sandpaper and sanding block and throw it in there also. Its not going to hurt it. Next find your scratch and lightly sand it with the 1000grit and the block being sure to keep the sandpaper wet. Go in straight lines not in circular motions. Go a few times up and down, then a few times left and right. Next step up to the 2000grit, do the same procedure. Make sure the sandpaper stays wet while doing this. Next buff the area with the Medium Cut compound(Meguiars #1 is what I use), then proceed after wards with Swirl remover. After the use of the swirl remover if you still see the scratch, back to wet sanding it a bit more. Its a time consuming process but you don't want to go too far taking clear off to get the scuff out. Its much better to take your time. The more experience you get wetsanding, the easier it is to judge how long to sand before stopping. If you truly want to be super careful, you can skip using the 1000grit and use just 2000grit. It may look scary after you first get done sanding but when you slowly start to use different abrasives on the surface it will clean up.

If the light scratchs are very light, you can probably get away with just the polish. Just remember to start slow, don't get too carried away too fast because it does not take long to mess up your paint.

Hope this isn't to hard to understand.

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Re: wet sanding

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excellent instructions, I will try it, in an inconspicuous place,

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my name is also John, last initial T. that's weird.

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Re: wet sanding

Thats good stuff. Thanks

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Re: wet sanding

i have painted a few cars and touched up many and i would have to say that these will provide good results

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Great info.

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Re: wet sanding

i was wondering the same as the OP.
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Re: wet sanding

Just to add to what JohT said check the paper often to make sure it doesn't clog up, and DO NOT sand or buff on sharp edges. You will go right thru the clearcoat

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Re: wet sanding

for sure. You can cause damage fast on edges.

If I have time this weekend I can do a small write up with pictures of how it works on my car. I had a small accident with my 4 wheeler and put a scuff/light scratches into the clear that need to be addressed so I can attempt a write up.

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Re: wet sanding

Thats pretty good info.Since mine has lots of scratchs,I might try it out .Will that get rid of the orange peel also from the factory?I wanted to take the 4x4 sticker off but was worried about how nice and red it will be under there compared to the 11 year old paint.

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