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I have a 85 regal. using an orbital with 120 to take down the clear and its working great. one question...


WHAT SANDPAPER DO I USE ONCE ITS TO THE PRIMER/METAL STAGE????

I dont want to hurt the metal on the body.
 

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Originally posted by SHOWTIME916@Aug 10 2005, 04:09 PM~3583608
I have a 85 regal. using an orbital with 120 to take down the clear and its working great. one question...
WHAT SANDPAPER DO I USE ONCE ITS TO THE PRIMER/METAL STAGE????

I dont want to hurt the metal on the body.
TRY A 220 IT MAY WORK
 

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Originally posted by VICS'79@Aug 10 2005, 08:57 PM~3584435
TRY A 220 IT MAY WORK
someone told me to do it by hand when i go over it again. but do it in stages of 220 and 320. just dont scratch up the metal. especially for a candy
 

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Originally posted by SHOWTIME916@Aug 10 2005, 05:58 PM~3584446
someone told me to do it by hand when i go over it again. but do it in stages of 220 and 320. just dont scratch up the metal. especially for a candy
I think with a fine grit you can do it with an orbital.I'm doing mine with a 150 on the roof and its all down to bare metal,but I also got to epoxy primer it then shoot surfacer so that helps to hide the scratches.
 

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If you taking it down to bare metal, leaving the metal in 80 da is fine for primer. your striping with 120, so you plan on being done when, next year? I knock the paint off with 40, then whan i see primer i finish with 80. the finer the grit the more heat it produced FYI. I also strip with a 8"grinder and finish with a da.
 

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Originally posted by skandalouz@Aug 10 2005, 09:06 PM~3584767
If you taking it down to bare metal,  leaving the metal in 80 da is fine for primer.  your striping with 120,  so you plan on being done when,  next year?  I knock the paint off with 40,  then whan i see primer i finish with 80.  the finer the grit the more heat it produced FYI.  I also strip with a 8"grinder and finish with a da.
i thought you always finished with a ta-da :dunno:
 

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Originally posted by skandalouz@Aug 10 2005, 10:06 PM~3584767
If you taking it down to bare metal,  leaving the metal in 80 da is fine for primer.  your striping with 120,  so you plan on being done when,  next year?  I knock the paint off with 40,  then whan i see primer i finish with 80.  the finer the grit the more heat it produced FYI.  I also strip with a 8"grinder and finish with a da.
ok thanks man. yeah i dont have a da or a compressor, so unfortunately i have to work with what i got. If it takes me awhile im not trippin. I just want to do it right. this is my first candy coated car. i want patterns etc, so i dont want waves, or orangepeel, none of that shit. ill post pics of progress.
 

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Originally posted by SHOWTIME916@Aug 10 2005, 07:47 PM~3585009
ok thanks man. yeah i dont have a da or a compressor, so unfortunately i have to work with what i got. If it takes me awhile im not trippin. I just want to do it right. this is my first candy coated car. i want patterns etc, so i dont want waves, or orangepeel, none of that shit. ill post pics of progress.
YOULL ALWAYS GET ORANGE PEEL,THATS WHY YOU WETSAND A BUFF :uh:
 

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Originally posted by skandalouz@Aug 11 2005, 02:06 AM~3584767
If you taking it down to bare metal,  leaving the metal in 80 da is fine for primer.  your striping with 120,  so you plan on being done when,  next year?  I knock the paint off with 40,  then whan i see primer i finish with 80.  the finer the grit the more heat it produced FYI.  I also strip with a 8"grinder and finish with a da.


that's how i do it.....8 inch buffer with a special hook it pad with 40 or 80 grit...depends
 

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yeah, for metal it dont matter, as long as its not a grind disc.

not 36 grit or ruffer(except under body work) but 60 would be fine for the primer.If your using an etch or expoy primer on bare metal (a nice wet coat), I'd say 80-100.Then scuff that coat with 120 and spray your filler/surfacer and sand that with 150-180, then more primer, then 220, then your final coats of primer, or course its depends on the product and what exactly your car needs. Good luck and happy sanding
 
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