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Old 02-06-2018, 09:09 PM   #1
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Today I learned how to wet-sand

The skill I learned today is how to wet-sand a car’s paintwork to a mirror finish. It’s pretty scary stuff after the actual sanding part and you're left staring at paint that reminds you of a school chalkboard thinking Jesus I hope this polishes up. Reasonably happy with the result considering I'm a one-handed guy with a three kilo polisher.


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Old 02-06-2018, 09:12 PM   #2
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Looking lovely. Nice car too
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Scary but so worth it!
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Great job John. Just the rest of the car left now
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The number of videos I watched before I summoned up the courage is unreal. I don't know any detailers in my vicinity who wet-sand, so I couldn't get any one-to-one tuition. I just went for it.
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I'm planning on doing it at some point as the paint on my Peugeot is really orange peely from the factory. My old man is trying to urge me not to wet sand it but I think I shall soon.

What grade of paper did you use and what polish did you bring it back with? Roughly how long did it take you all in for a certain area?

With you saying one handed, is it an auto? I thought all the Maestro turbos were manual? If it's manual, how do you manage that?
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I'm planning on doing it at some point as the paint on my Peugeot is really orange peely from the factory. My old man is trying to urge me not to wet sand it but I think I shall soon.

What grade of paper did you use and what polish did you bring it back with? Roughly how long did it take you all in for a certain area?

With you saying one handed, is it an auto? I thought all the Maestro turbos were manual? If it's manual, how do you manage that?
Answering your last question first, sadly I'm not a driver because I'm partially sighted. Yes it's five speed manual. The detailing is my pleasure I guess, and now and again winning the odd trophy to make it all worthwhile.

I've only done the bonnet. I guess it took around two hours in total. Washed it, clayed it, 1500 w&d, 2500 w&d, stared at it and thought sh-t what have I done Polished the 2500 marks out with SRP using my old Silverline rotary with its supplied blue medium-cut foam polishing pad. Finally a layer of BH Finis Wax, which is my current flavour of the month

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Cheers.

Is 1000 not a bit hardcore? I've seen many pictures of your car and it always looks immaculate. I'd have assumed that's a very aggressive stage for something that pampered?

I have the 2000, 2500, 3000 and 5000 in my basket on CYC currently, amongst a few hundred quids worth of other stuff. ��

Did you use a paint depth guage at all? If so, any idea what the total removed microns were?

Sorry for all the questions chief, it's just that you've taken that first step which I haven't yet!

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You "polished" the sanding marks out wth SRP?
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Cheers.

Is 1000 not a bit hardcore? I've seen many pictures of your car and it always looks immaculate. I'd have assumed that's a very aggressive stage for something that pampered?

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Hi Wayne, I have corrected my post, it was actually 1500 I started with. There were some deeper scratches on the bonnet which wouldn't ever just polish out, I caused them myself about fifteen years ago with a contaminated cloth. So today I thought, you know what, sod it, I'm going to wet sand the whole bonnet and see how it goes. There were two possible outcomes, considering I have never wet-sanded anything but tiny patches before. Thankfully, the outcome is this
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