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Old 07-13-2008, 04:19 PM   #11
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i have sandpaper in the garage, but probably not the right kind. so do i need the 1000-1500 only? or that plus one of the others?
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Get some 800. 1000 will be more of a finishing style paper. Kinda help it lose imperfections occuring during the painting process. Get them both and use those you should be fine.
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thanks. so, i use the 800 first? then the 1000 between coats??
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Correct 800 to scuff her up. As for the 1000 i would let it dry and use it to wet sand and not just sand. Wet sanding will be a better option for your project.
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mike do rush this project it will f up in a hurry otherwise also clean before you sand you do not want to sand any grease or oil into the palstic this will make you lose adhesion.
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im just worried about sanding because this is a chrome-finish. just dont want any of the sand marks to show.
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Get 600, 800 AND 1000 or 1500 or anything VERY fine (that's for the clear coat :))

I'd recommend doing the 600Grit first and primer.

After that wet sand with the 800 Grit for the base coats.

Then do 1000-ANY FINER GRIT wetsanding for the clear coat.
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you are not sanding to remove anything just to scratch the surface
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http://duplicolor.com/training/metalcast_training.html

this here says do now sand because it will ruin the chrome appearence
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im dolading the apple softwear now but some paints do need to be sanded between coats as long as you do them before they compeltly set up
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