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HiRo-CuBe Aug 13, 5:12am - #247965 
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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
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slidr Aug 13, 5:23am - #247966 

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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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HiRo-CuBe Aug 13, 5:48am - #247967 
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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
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stefanoc Aug 13, 6:22am - #247968 

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Sultan Aug 13, 7:57am - #247969 

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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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Zero Aug 13, 10:58pm - #247970 

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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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slidr Aug 13, 11:10pm - #247971 

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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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HiRo-CuBe Aug 14, 4:39am - #247972 
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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.

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MothTRD Aug 14, 4:45am - #247973 

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Wet sand is going to take out your clear coat and make it smooth.
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