Wet Sanding - A quick poll to amuse you

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    So, here goes, after attending the meet at Autobrite last week and watching the wet sanding technique, I have acquired some 3000 grit wet and dry to get some scratches out of my car.

    So, will I;

    a. completely **** it up and end up getting a pro to do it ?
    b. Make no difference whatsoever ?
    c. Make a success of it ?

    Should I start on the Porsche, or the wife's Golf or take it out on the 500 ?
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    i would maybe try it on an old banger first rather than the porsche

    actually i wouldnt want to try it on any of your cars.....
    do you know anyone with an old metro or something
     
     

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    Id be super cautious trying anything like this on a porche! Had a bash at it on my wheels and its taken about 3 hours of t-cut scrubbing to get them looking normal again, get a pro to do it!
     
     

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    You will be fine with the 3000, i tend to use 1500/3000 and G3 and then polish it with a machine, doing a panel at a time.. The main thing is don't go through the lacquer or go to close to the end of the panel as its easy to go through the paint there..

    Have fun!!!
     
     

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    Mark, its not as hard you'd think. This was my attempt on a bonnet and wing I resprayed. Wet sanded with 2000 and then 3000, G3 on top and then some 3m machine polish...









    And the finished panels, needs alignining etc but you get the jist off it



    And just this morning I did my boot lid





    Got the hardtop to do as well..

     
     

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    PS always sand the way the water falls off the car, you can go in a criss-cross fashion to get proper coverage but never go in circles, or sand/buff close to the edge of the panel where the clear coat is thin
     
     

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    i am thinking of trying this weekend (not on a porsche though)
    got some marks on my roof from the previous owner parking it under a tree and never cleaning the roof off.






    hopefully it might dull it down a bit,not really bothered if it goes wrong cant get any worse..........or can it
     
     

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    What do you actually need to do the job?
     
     

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    Mr Vorny, use some 40 grit on the 500 and don't stop
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Mr Vorny, use some 40 grit on the 500 and don't stop
    Kevin suggested something a bit more coarse
    2013, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, PDK, Sports Exhaust, Chrono, etc, etc

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