Wetsanding tips?

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  1. the5.ohh

    the5.ohh Legend

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    I haven't detailed the car in atleast a year, like I'm talking atleast a year since its been clayed or polished.. it sees wax every now and again, just haven't had the time to do the proper job. I have some spare time and I'd like to wetsand it. Best grits to use? I have all the detailing products and machines I need. All of the paint is original minus the hood, front bumper, fenders. The paint looks rough. Not gonna lie I've neglected it.
     
  2. Frank.JD.Perez

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    Probably some fine grit like 1500 or something. Idk I'm sure [MENTION=11896]ttocs[/MENTION] or [MENTION=13575]9838stang[/MENTION] can give you some good pointers
     
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    What are you wanting to correct with the sanding? Wet sanding isn't something that is needed except for the worst of problems and not something you do just cause.
     
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    Just trying to get the paint to pop some more. Buffing only does so much, I might just buff it again and see how it comes out. I'd only be wetsanding the doors and rear quarters tbh
     
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    have you tried a nice glaze? Again unless your looking to get rid of orange peel or pitting, wet sanding is not necessary and unless you have a full line of polishes/pads your probably going to do more harm then good.
     
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    Yea, on factory 20 year old paint, hitting a car with paper could be a nightmare.

    Unless you have seriously bad orange peel or fish eye. But it's pretty unlikely. Not to mention, factory paint has a tendency to use a lot less clear coat than a paint shop.

    On top of that, your clear is 20 years old, and therefore pretty thin by nature.

    Like TTOCS said, you would probably be more well suited doing a good m105 m205 (or other compound and polish) buff, then going with a nice glaze, then a sealer and wax.

    This takes a long time, but it would probably fix most of what you're complaining about.
     
  7. Ballistic

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    Have you looked into 3M trizact? Thats what i use for all my cars.

    I have been wanting to try CarPro Essence, few detailing friends describe it as unicorn jizz.
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I have used the trizact quite a bit
     
  9. ttocs

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    Do you have a DA buffer yet?