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Old 08-21-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Wetsanding...anyone here do it or know someone that does?

I've been watching a lot of videos and how to tutorials. But still am hesitant on
trying this myself. I know its something that needs practice to perfect.

Even if someone out there want to show me some tips and tricks.

There are 2 small spots on my car where I just want to get some of the orange
peel out of the paint.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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It seems alot scarier than it is, just make sure your paper doesn't get clogged. It's cheaper to waste more paper than to deal with the headache of scratching it. Also take your time and let the paper do the work don't start leaning into it.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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I do it. There are a few things to know. Pm me any questions you have Colin.
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you obviously bore it .010" then finish hone it, then put an elastic on the diegrinder trigger and dangle that bitch into the bore and watch bounce around in there...thats how you get the .5

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:39 PM   #4
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as long as u got alot of clearcoat its pretty hard to mess up. You just gotta do it and practice. Tape off edges and check work constantly with water blade or microfiber
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:15 AM   #5
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Imo it is pretty easy to mess up. It takes a certain feel to know whats going on under the paper. At least thats the technique i use. Ive sanded and polished many custom paint jobs at work an they come out looking like glass.
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you obviously bore it .010" then finish hone it, then put an elastic on the diegrinder trigger and dangle that bitch into the bore and watch bounce around in there...thats how you get the .5

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:39 AM   #6
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as he mentioned its just a couple small areas, so just take your time and you should be fine. It just comes with experience
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:01 PM   #7
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very easy to butcher an expensive paint job, usually the shop that painted the car will do it and guarantee their work
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:29 PM   #8
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very easy to butcher an expensive paint job, usually the shop that painted the car will do it and guarantee their work
I'd get the shop to do it if I had Brian46 money, but I'm on a tight budget. This is not
something I want to do and wish I had the cash to get a pro to do it.

And I've heard the horror stories which is why I'm a little skeptical on trying it myself.
The paint it pretty good, just a couple spots that are really bugging me. This is by no means a super expensive paint job, but is still no Maccoo job that's for sure. Just a standard base/clear.

But I'll PM ya some question in a bit Dan.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:37 PM   #9
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they don't include a wetsand and polish with their paint job? even the cheap $1000 jobs I have had done included that or it would look like total VM 5.0Mustangggs quality repaint
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:03 PM   #10
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There goes the profit margin on a $1000 paint job that includes wetsand and polish.
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you obviously bore it .010" then finish hone it, then put an elastic on the diegrinder trigger and dangle that bitch into the bore and watch bounce around in there...thats how you get the .5

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Old 08-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #11
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Gone are the days of the low budget good paint guys. I had one of my old 983 yellow berts totally taken apart. Painted. Cleared. Wet sanded. And reassmbled for 2k. And it was easily top 3 paint jobs i had done, my bandits paint job looks like shit comparison. My red cars paints 6 years old and still looks new,but i domt drive it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:58 PM   #12
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93 yellow vert. Ipad fail
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #13
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What did you think this post was about? How to wetsand and polish my work truck?

For the price I paid I didnt expect it. My last blue coupe was never wetsanded/polished or even waxed for that matter. The paint looked amazing and smooth.

Plus for the price I paid and the amount of work done, I got a screeming deal as is.

They did about 10 hours of bodywork on my car.

- repair dents on the roof

- the back quarter had been dented and bondo'd over. got them to grind the bondo down and propery pull the dent out best they could.

- fix front passenger fender

- repair some cracks that were in the rear bumper

- disassemble car and paint the roll cage and all door jams/trunk/engine bay.

- reassemble car and spray the outside.

All this for $2000 cash. If you can get a wet sand and polish on top of that for the same price please give me the name and number of your guy.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:39 PM   #14
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I'm sure you could find another car to test/practice on first if not I have some old car body parts you could try on.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:42 PM   #15
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I remember doing this on my first car.
It was definitely a wierd feeling sanding the car and seeing it all dulled up.

But in the end it turned out better.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:46 PM   #16
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I'm sure you could find another car to test/practice on first if not I have some old car body parts you could try on.
Thanks for the offer, but I have a complete parts car I'm stripping down that
has been freshly painted on the back end. If I attempt this I have pretty much have a whole
car to practice on before it goes to the crusher.
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What did you think this post was about? How to wetsand and polish my work truck?

For the price I paid I didnt expect it. My last blue coupe was never wetsanded/polished or even waxed for that matter. The paint looked amazing and smooth.

Plus for the price I paid and the amount of work done, I got a screeming deal as is.

They did about 10 hours of bodywork on my car.

- repair dents on the roof

- the back quarter had been dented and bondo'd over. got them to grind the bondo down and propery pull the dent out best they could.

- fix front passenger fender

- repair some cracks that were in the rear bumper

- disassemble car and paint the roll cage and all door jams/trunk/engine bay.

- reassemble car and spray the outside.

All this for $2000 cash. If you can get a wet sand and polish on top of that for the same price please give me the name and number of your guy.
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by your post all you did was complain it was too costly and you don't have my kind of money (yet you are the one building cars and I am selling because I can't afford), not sure why you find the need to get upset over me thinking it should have been included in the paint price if you are not happy with the result. sorry for trying to help out.

for $1000 I had a truck painted 3 times because they couldn't do it right the first two times, and this was within the last year or so.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:56 PM   #18
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2k is Cheap! call Travis Brown if you like top end $ shocker.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:15 PM   #19
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If you can get a wet sand and polish on top of that for the same price please give me the name and number of your guy.
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i could probably help you with it if you wanted, depending on where the car is. PM me if u need a hand
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If you can get a wet sand and polish on top of that for the same price please give me the name and number of your guy.
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not sure why you find the need to get upset over me thinking it should have been included in the paint price if you are not happy with the result. sorry for trying to help out.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #22
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Not getting upset, but if you got someone who can do it better for cheaper and provide more services I'd like to know.

This isnt my last car i'll get painted and I have a buddy who's car is almost ready for paint. "IF" this guy exists I'd love to talk to him and bring him work
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:57 PM   #23
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If your still looking for someone I know a detailer that does wetsanding/polishing etc.. jobs on the side pm me and ill give you his number.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #24
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Not so much the sanding it's the polishing where some people go bad. Burning thru the piant for one. I've done 3 cars and if you take your time with the right polish and polisher it's not that bad. I add a couple drops of liquid dish soap to the water when wet sanding.
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Did you get this vehicle wet sanded? Any updates
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