Wet sanding steps

These are the steps I take during the wet sanding process.  The goal is to get the clear coat as flat as possible, with no texture, ripples or distortion of any kind in it. The sharper the sand paper, the flatter it will cut.  Every single step needs to be done as thoroughly as possible.  **This process requires 5 or 6 coats of clear coat sprayed. 

  • 600 grit with a hard block. The block must be able to bend enough to follow the shape of the panel, and not too rigid. The True Blox wet sanding blocks work great in this initial step.  All texture must be gone. 
  • Dry guide coat. Mirka works great. 
  • 1,000 grit. The block choice can be the same block from 600 grit, or a typical dual density (the harder side) wet sanding 'block'. 
  • Dry guide coat. 
  • 1,500 grit with the dual density foam wet sanding block. 
  • Dry guide coat. 
  • 2,000 grit with the dual density foam wet sanding block. 
  • 3,000 grit 'tri-zact'(foam) by hand with a foam wet sanding block as a backing pad. Don't use your hand as a backing pad. 
  • 5,000 grit 'tri-zact'(foam) by hand with a foam wet sanding block as a backing pad. Don't use your hand as a backing pad.

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