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Old 13-04-2018, 04:32 PM   #1
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Debadging, slightly carried away!

Been wanting to debadge the bootlid and also give it a good correction as the paintwork was jacked! Didnt plan to but ended up wetsanding it!


Already started sanding abit but you can see how bad the paint is and the level of peel, hence my decision to wetsand it, using floss makes it really easy to "saw" at the adhesive and remove the badges.
20180412_001634 by joe blogggs, on Flickr

After Tar and adhesive remover, quite abit of ghosting and this would have needed a compound anyway.
20180412_002429 by joe blogggs, on Flickr

Sanded out 2000 grit
20180412_002840 by joe blogggs, on Flickr

3000 grit, here you can see the gloss starting to come back, also easier to gauge how much peel you have removed, I didnt want to go further.
20180412_003803 by joe blogggs, on Flickr

After M101 and purple foam, then carpro essence on polishing pad.
20180413_153942 by joe blogggs, on Flickr

Now I just have to do the whole car
20180413_153953 by joe blogggs, on Flickr
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Old 13-04-2018, 04:35 PM   #2
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Cracking transformation that buddy.

Was your heart in your mouth at any point while wet sanding???
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Thanks mate. Tbh not really, ive done alot of wetsanding. Id say to everyone dont be scared of wetsanding. It can be less aggressive and damaging than compounding, mainly due to heat, another reason I went ahead with sanding it.

Id advise everyone to give it a go, its the biggest difference to paint you can make, try a scrap panel first if your not comfortable. But since my car is 12 years old and not worth alot, It wouldnt be the end of the world if I did sand through.
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Wow

WOW

That's a nice bit of gloss.

Im looking to do this on a few pannels on my 2006 ibiza.

Could you give me a few tips.

Did you use a machine or did you hand sand ?
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Well done - cracking job
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WOW

That's a nice bit of gloss.

Im looking to do this on a few pannels on my 2006 ibiza.

Could you give me a few tips.

Did you use a machine or did you hand sand ?
Whats the reason you want to do this? deep marks, really bad peel?

Tips would be use the best quality paper you can get, Ive tried unknown brands and the sanding marks are very uneven leaving a difficult to remove sanding pattern. I use 3m for 1500 and 2000, nikken for 3000.

Make sure the panel is clean, and clayed, you dont want any embedded contaminants coming loose and scratching the paint even deeper.

Theres honestly no need for iron x, decon, 2 bucket method, wax strip etc etc. Your sanding the paint here, anything on there will be removed, just make sure the paint is glass smooth before sanding.

Depending on your objective, start with 3000 or 2500 grit, just the same as machining start with the least aggresive and work towards getting more coarse if your not getting the results.

Always use a block, especially with the courses grits (1200, 1500, 2000) as unless youve had alot of practice with out a block, you will make waves and ripples in the finish.

Try to finish sanding upto 3000 grit as itll be alot easier to take out the marks and restore gloss.

Also the finer grit you go, youll have to do that stage roughly twice as long to fully remove the previous marks. So for instance you did 10 strokes of 1500 grit, You'd typically need 20 strokes of 2000 grit to remove the 1500 and sand in a different direction to the previous grit so you can see if all the marks are gone.

Before I forget, try not to skip more than one grit. So usually the grits are 1200,1500,2000,2500,3000. So you can go for 1500 to 2500, but itll take longer ofcourse, but try not to go 1500 to 3000.

Use a spray bottle filled with clean water and use it frequently, not alot of pressure is needed and also be very cautious on edges, as you can see on the pics I didnt sand the edges.

I sanded all by hand, though machine sanding is not as aggressive as you may think, if anything its safer than hand sanding.

Think I covered most there, any other question let me know

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Well done - cracking job
Thanks guys! Eventually i will do the whole car, ill post pics of that too. I brought it as a cat C so maybe I should do a build thread

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Fantastic work!! You've made a massive difference to that panel.

Right, I'm off to do some wet sanding.....

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You've got bigger spuds than me! Great finish though. Makes me want to go to the scrap yard to get a practice panel
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Looks great, really nice result there

I do love a bit of sanding. Gently gently is defo the right way to go, and like you said sparkling clean panel and really well lubricated.

Best thing I ever did was get a scrap panel and 50/50 wet sand a it.
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Thanks for the replies guy. Like I said get a scrap panel, even one that has factory paint and sand it till you break through, you'll be suprised how long it takes to actually break through on a flat panel. Edges and swage lines are a different story but in general, it takes quite a while to sand through clear when done properly.

Give it a go, great skill to have. If I had a garage, every one of my cars would be completely wetsanded. Its just space and time is an issue.

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Looks great, really nice result there

I do love a bit of sanding. Gently gently is defo the right way to go, and like you said sparkling clean panel and really well lubricated.

Best thing I ever did was get a scrap panel and 50/50 wet sand a it.
I know right? Beats any gloss or look a wax or sealant can. The finished pics up there is with no lsp, though essence is a mega gloss polish, you wont see much difference with a wax on a flat perfectly corrected panel

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