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Old 13-09-2017, 07:33 PM   #1
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How many of you wetsand defects?

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Just wondered how many of you wetsand defects?

I realise the ideal is to remove as little clear coat as possible. I have a neighbours red car to try and remove some scratches,I'm confident a lot of them will come out using my machine,however one is pretty deep and was thinking of wetsanding to try and get the best result possible.
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Old 13-09-2017, 07:48 PM   #2
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I've wet sanded a few sets of headlights and tried it on a couple of scratches but in no way and I confident at achieving 100% or removing orange peal and stuff.

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Old 13-09-2017, 08:05 PM   #3
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If your wet sanding or even machine polishing i would check the paint depths prior and during wet sanding else striking through could then cause the whole panel to need a respray.

Wet sanding the deeper scratch is the best approach as you will in fact be removing less clear coat compared to machine polishing as it is more focused. Use a very small piece of 3000 grit and just work the scratch line. If it doesn't completely come out atlas it will be a lot better.
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Just be carefully soapy as wet sanding could go badly wrong, I for one would need to go on a course to feel competent.
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I have done a little bit of defect removal by wet sanding paintwork
Have removed aome scratches and also sorted out aome dodgy paint touch ups too
PDG is essential and I wouldn't suggest even attempting without one



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Old 13-09-2017, 08:29 PM   #6
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Just be carefully soapy as wet sanding could go badly wrong, I for one would need to go on a course to feel competent.
I've done it once or twice before so I know my limitations!

Like said above it is safer and less time consuming if done carefully
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Old 13-09-2017, 08:32 PM   #7
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it goes wrong fast if you dont know what youre doing

tbh , id rather return the car with scratches improved than patches of primer where its gone wrong , other peoples cars arent the best place to practice stuff like that
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Old 13-09-2017, 09:24 PM   #8
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I did wet sanding by hand on my course with KDS, u'd be surprised how much clear you actually remove, or rather how little. we did a few techniques and you could easily remove the same amount of clear with a rotary as you could wet sanding by hand. Wet sanded some deep etches then rotary and finally DA removed 8 microns
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I have done so from time to time but only on panels where (a) it didn't matter as if I failed I was getting a new one or (b) where I knew I'd have to pay for a respray anyway if it didn't work. I only struck through once and that was with oddly behaving paint.

The only time I have wet sanded decent panels was after a respray on a restoration and I got the paintshop to put a lot of extra clear coat on. And it was by hand. Came out well - very glossy looking Alfa at the end of it.

But, as said above, don't even think about it without a PDG on anything serious.

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Old 13-09-2017, 10:10 PM   #10
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Hi bud so you finally mastered your technique then I take it so what machine polisher did you go for in the end.

As for removing a deep scratch by wet sanding it is pretty easy to do if you know what you are doing, because if you make one simple mistake then there's no way back i.e. Being to aggressive with what grade of sand paper to start off with, so why not practice on a test panel before even considering doing it on your neighbors car
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