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Aug 12, 10:12pm - #247965 
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

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Aug 12, 10:23pm - #247966 
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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Aug 12, 10:48pm - #247967 
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

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Aug 12, 11:22pm - #247968 
i dont know much about this, so here we give you our ec artist:
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Aug 13, 12:57am - #247969 
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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Aug 13, 3:58pm - #247970 
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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Aug 13, 4:10pm - #247971 
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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Aug 13, 9:39pm - #247972 
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

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Aug 13, 9:45pm - #247973 
Wet sand is going to take out your clear coat and make it smooth.

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