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Old 21-10-2018, 08:38 PM   #1
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Could I wet sand this down a little or should I just leave it...?

Hello.

After a little advise please...

Unfortunately I've picked up a second mark on my passenger side door - I guess the plus side is it hasn't actually dented the door but has took a bit of paint off!

I've filled the mark in the best I can today using some touch up paint but its not perfect!! Its not glaringly obvious but I know its there and it'll annoy me!

I'm a little dubious about wet sanding it down as its pretty much on a 'crease' line on the door which I'm lead to believe is where the paints the thinnest??

I've got some 6000 grit paper (not sure if this would touch this?) 4000 and 2500 but obviously the last thing I want to do is take the paint off and make it even worse!!

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Any help/advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 21-10-2018, 09:04 PM   #2
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I personally would wet sand but I’m confident in my abilities having done a lot of wet sanding in the past, it is easy to do but it’s also easy to wrong! My advice would be take your time if it’s bugging you and work slowly.
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A little DIY trick you could use which I'm sure I read about on here somewhere was to glue a small round piece of sandpaper to the top of one of those pencils with with a rubber on top.

That was you can focus your sanding effort directly on top of the repair. Since you put touch-up on you should have a rough idea of it's thickness so you're unlikely to rub through. If you start with a high grit like your 4000, you can see how that cuts and decide where to go from there. If you're really worried you could also tightly mask off around the area.

That method should be safe enough even in the hands of a novice. Just go slow, start with a very high grit, clean/lubricate the area frequently as you go so you know exactly what you're looking at and work in good light. Also remember that ideally the last bit of blending in should be done with a compound and polish of the area, so don't try and get it looking perfect with just sanding.
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Old 21-10-2018, 10:42 PM   #4
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A little DIY trick you could use which I'm sure I read about on here somewhere was to glue a small round piece of sandpaper to the top of one of those pencils with with a rubber on top.

That was you can focus your sanding effort directly on top of the repair. Since you put touch-up on you should have a rough idea of it's thickness so you're unlikely to rub through. If you start with a high grit like your 4000, you can see how that cuts and decide where to go from there. If you're really worried you could also tightly mask off around the area.

That method should be safe enough even in the hands of a novice. Just go slow, start with a very high grit, clean/lubricate the area frequently as you go so you know exactly what you're looking at and work in good light. Also remember that ideally the last bit of blending in should be done with a compound and polish of the area, so don't try and get it looking perfect with just sanding.
This above ^^^^ Larry from Ammo did this and it worked perfect just be careful as it's on the thinnest part of the panel edge and just use a compound and polish by hand
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Old 22-10-2018, 07:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.

I'll have a look at giving it a go at the weekend and glad it wasn't a case of leaving well alone!!

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Old 22-10-2018, 08:59 PM   #6
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Quit while you're ahead and learn to live with what you've got is my advice on that chip.
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Would it not be best to allow paint to fully harden, then use a de-nibber ?
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Not completely sure if this is a high spot or damage?
If it's a high spot, I have a Festoll carbide block that will be just the tool for that. You can take those kind of bumps off safely.
Lovely little item and presented in a admirable plastic box too, about £50. lesser ones were more expensive.
If it does not look better, you can touch it up and do the same again without causing frther damage.
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