J_48_Johnson Posted January 10, 2007 Report Share Posted January 10, 2007 Hey all. Okay, I'll start by firing a few questions and hope to get some replies. I have four coats of nitro on the body and along the way had a drip or three. I flat sanded those down with 320 and a block to get them back to level. Everything looks good and flat... almost. There are low spots here and there but I am going to leave them for now. Yes? I've noticed that in other posts people state that they wait a month or two before wet sanding so the lacquer hardens up. When I sanded with 320 today it has only been three days since I last sprayed. I must say that the sanding went very well. Lacquer didn't ball up or anything. I must state that I sand back and forth a few times using NO downward pressure, and then wipe all of the dust off with a soft cotton cloth before sanding again. I had two nitro. rattle bombs from Stew Mac that did nothing but spit. I shipped them back to them and I am awaiting new cans. Since I have almost level sanded the first four coats, I am thinking I'll need four more(?) so when I start wet sanding and buffing I'll have enough there to work with without sand through(?) I bought Micro Finishing Paper (800, 1000, 1200, 1500, and 2000 grits), and the Color Tone medium and fine buffing compounds and the swirl remover polish and three of the foam buffing pads you chuck up in a hand held drill or drill press. After four more coats of lacquer are put down, and the body sits for a month I should be ready to start wet sanding (with naphtha) and polishing. Am I on the right track to get the desired finish? B-rad in Akron Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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