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Old 08-09-2017, 09:52 PM   #1
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Wet sanding advice

Looking for a bit of advice from all you knowledgable people...

I wet sanded the first quarter of my bonnet after touching in a few stone chips & was pleased with the result. However, in certain lights the 'reflection' is slightly different & it almost looks like the bonnet has got a 'kink' in it. Furthermore, there are some very slight ripples where I think that the block i used for the wet & dry was too small (I used a small rubber). In bright sunlight its absolutely fine, but when the light starts to go its noticeable. The colour is a dark metallic grey, almost black.

I did this about 18 months ago & was happy to live with it but now I've picked up a nasty stone chip on the front bumper which is going to require paint. It's got me thinking that maybe I should get the bonnet painted at same time, but I'd rather not if I can help it.

Appreciate it is difficult to pass judgement from a description, but can't get a picture of it to post. Will further wet sanding improve the bonnet (by someone who knows what they are doing!!)??

Hopefully this will be the case & I can settle for just a bumper repaint.
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:44 AM   #2
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Looking for a bit of advice from all you knowledgable people...

I wet sanded the first quarter of my bonnet after touching in a few stone chips & was pleased with the result. However, in certain lights the 'reflection' is slightly different & it almost looks like the bonnet has got a 'kink' in it. Furthermore, there are some very slight ripples where I think that the block i used for the wet & dry was too small (I used a small rubber). In bright sunlight its absolutely fine, but when the light starts to go its noticeable. The colour is a dark metallic grey, almost black.

I did this about 18 months ago & was happy to live with it but now I've picked up a nasty stone chip on the front bumper which is going to require paint. It's got me thinking that maybe I should get the bonnet painted at same time, but I'd rather not if I can help it.

Appreciate it is difficult to pass judgement from a description, but can't get a picture of it to post. Will further wet sanding improve the bonnet (by someone who knows what they are doing!!)??

Hopefully this will be the case & I can settle for just a bumper repaint.
Do you have a paint gauge? You sanded once and I take it that you compounded and polished. If you strike through and you were planning to repaint anyway, then go for it.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:49 PM   #3
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Rubber blocks aren't that great. They still mold around the repair which will leave a ripple like finish. Best to glue a plastic spreader to it or use a proper hard block that is not flexible for best results
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