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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Why is it done??? I have read up on how to do it but I am just wondering WHY. Why is it better than dry sanding??? Thanks.

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It keeps the ultra fine grits in the wetsanding paper from clogging. Also a nicer process to allow your paper to float over the surface you are trying to get as flat and smooth as possible..........
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Like he said but its a mess.

Many shops have gone to a 'dry' DA paper for 600-1500 grits now but the problem with the finer grits is you must keep the paper clean all the time not grind a piece of trash into the surfac which leaves little J's in the finish. Many clean the paper by buzzing the DA against their work short or pants.

Indasa's dry fine grit DA sanding paper works very well with water as lubricant.

I personally like wet sanding though its only a hobby to me and the last thing any painter wants is to blow a drop or 20 of water onto his paint job from the air pressure of the gun blowing it out of a molding or jamb. DIY's have the time to water sand the night before painting and leaving all hinged surfaces open over night to dry out.

Here's a trick: Add just a few drops of car wash concentrate to a gallon of wet sanding water for a lubricant.
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Here's a trick: Add just a few drops of car wash concentrate to a gallon of wet sanding water for a lubricant.
and wrap your sandpaper around a sponge or rag :Thumbup:

excellent tip
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I've yet to attempt wet sanding. I will get brave some day. Chris

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and wrap your sandpaper around a sponge or rag :Thumbup:
I never thought of this but will try it on the Dodge tomorrow.

Excellent tip yourself!
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