Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-17-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
Lt. Commander
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 157
Default Wet sanding

Greetings,

Well the last couple of weekends i have had a play in a test area on wet sanding. I first tried Abralon 2000 grit discs in my dual action polisher (DA) to very little efect. Today i got some cheap 1200 grit which is all thats available from our local auto store. The cut was a lot better and what 'felt' right, but caused some graining.

You can see the deeper lines here, is that because its a cheap paper, or because i didnt go over it with a finer grit?



It buffed out easy enough, i tried a wool pad but wasnt happy with the finish, so used a heavy cutting spounge pad which i was very happy with.

You can see the reflection of the garden hose to see the shine is there, but from the light soarce you can see a lot more refining is needed.



I have some 3M products im waiting to be delivered to fully refine the finish, just need to know whether i need to order some proper wet and dry. The pics have not really done justice to the shine, it really is mirror like, when i get the final result of 100% correction it will be like a sheet of glass.

__________________

Warpa1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
Admiral

 
seapuppy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Everett Wa
Posts: 4,681
Default

definitely get the finer grit sand paper(wet)..the use rubbing compound.(fine)...then use polish....that will bring the shine out definitely...


looks good though...your getting there..


SP
__________________
Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
------------------------
SSN683 Association member
Par Excellence
------------------------------
2008 Bayliner 340 - "Wild Whim"
--------------------------------------
I live in my own little world....but it's okay-they know me here!!!

Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
Tap-Rack-Bang

Anyone that sez "Size doesn't matter" has never owned a boat!
seapuppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.