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Wet-sanding ? #247965 Aug 12, 9:12pm Aug 12, 9:12pm
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Wet-sanding ?
I painted my center console / gauge trim and I'm about to clear coat it tomorrow. Someone told me I need to wetsand it, but I'm not sure what that is. Can someone enlighten me ? Thanks thumbsup

Re: Wet-sanding ? [Re: HiRo-CuBe] #247966 Aug 12, 9:23pm Aug 12, 9:23pm
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Nothing more than just sanding with water on the surface.

You can either spray the surface with a water bottle, or hold it under a sink or faucet while you sand.

Just make sure that you keep it nice and wet.

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Re: Wet-sanding ? [Re: slidr] #247967 Aug 12, 9:48pm Aug 12, 9:48pm
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Hmm I'm still sorta confused...do I wetsand after each layer of clear coat I apply? So basically just spray some water on the clear coat and sand it? How fine does the sand paper have to be ? confused

Re: Wet-sanding ? [Re: HiRo-CuBe] #247968 Aug 12, 10:22pm Aug 12, 10:22pm
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i dont know much about this, so here we give you our ec artist:
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...;o=&fpart=1

Re: Wet-sanding ? [Re: slidr] #247969 Aug 12, 11:57pm Aug 12, 11:57pm
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Originally Posted by slidr
Nothing more than just sanding with water on the surface.

You can either spray the surface with a water bottle, or hold it under a sink or faucet while you sand.

Just make sure that you keep it nice and wet.

Treat it like a woman. kiss


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Re: Wet-sanding ? [Re: Sultan] #247970 Aug 13, 2:58pm Aug 13, 2:58pm
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after you apply the clear coat, let it dry. when it has dried for a couple of minutes, put it under water (like the bath tub faucet) and sand it. thumbsup


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Re: Wet-sanding ? [Re: Zero] #247971 Aug 13, 3:10pm Aug 13, 3:10pm
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Actually, I don't think that you need to wet sand the clear coat. Just gently rub the final paint coat with the finest steel wool that you can find, and then apply the clear coat.

I usually just wet sand right before I apply the final coat of color paint.

Nothing more than sanding while its wet.

Look for the painting guide that was on this site a while ago. I believe Norway constructed it.


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Re: Wet-sanding ? [Re: slidr] #247972 Aug 13, 8:39pm Aug 13, 8:39pm
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Thanks guys, I painted my console today..I'd say it turned out pretty good. Sorry for the quality... Bad lighting / bad camera.

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1870174188_0_collapsed_5_365_1.html#1870174188

Re: Wet-sanding ? [Re: HiRo-CuBe] #247973 Aug 13, 8:45pm Aug 13, 8:45pm
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Wet sand is going to take out your clear coat and make it smooth.

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