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Old 27-03-2007   #1
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what grade wet and dry do i need?

im going to attempt to de-badge my car! if it goes wrong iv nothing to loose except a few quid, but if it goes ok then iv saved lots so...

i need wet and dry grades to sand the filler down and to sand it smooth for spraying...

will this do?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/sand-paper-wet...QQcmdZViewItem
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Re: what grade wet and dry do i need?

Seems quite abrasive to me but Somebody else will have a better idea.
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Re: what grade wet and dry do i need?

anyone else? i need to buy them!
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400 will be ok to start then work your way down ending with 1500, so them wont realy do
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have a look here see if they do any http://www.smart-express.co.uk/
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when debadging,and filling holes, i got a little walk through for you
-step 1. remove badge,remove any excess glue around it and remove any interior trim to allow you to get to the rear of the hole left by the badge(if any)

step 2.glue in place a small piece of metal,a 2 p or 1p if ya rich enuf from behind then stand around looking stupid while the glue dries

step 3. (do this if the hole doesnt got all the way through)
fill the small hole with filler,wait for it to dry,start of with 120grade,move to 180,then 600,then finaly 1200 until perfectly smooth(keeping the paper wet).

step 4.use your touch up stick to carefuly build the paint up just proud of the original paint.

step 5.t cut the built up paint back to the original paint level.

step 6.hey presto! debadged,de holed car!
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if your rubbing down for spraying, again use the filling the hole,skimming with filler sanding down technique.but start with 120 grade on a rubber sanding block ,and then 180 grade, (keeping it wet)
then go to 400,then 600,then 1200,give it a light priming ,sand out any imperfections.then a light mist coat of black( black shows up imperfections brilliantly,hence why the preparation to spray a black car cost costs more ) ,get rid of any final blemishes,then paint!
hope this helped you
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Re: what grade wet and dry do i need?

bow, by the time you pay postage on that you will get it cheaper in a shop!
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go get it from your local autofactors,or if your realy naughty,go to hellfrauds ..sorryy halfrauds..damn just cant get it right
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Quote Originally Posted by twistedanimator View Post
when debadging,and filling holes, i got a little walk through for you
-step 1. remove badge,remove any excess glue around it and remove any interior trim to allow you to get to the rear of the hole left by the badge(if any)

step 2.glue in place a small piece of metal,a 2 p or 1p if ya rich enuf from behind then stand around looking stupid while the glue dries

step 3. (do this if the hole doesnt got all the way through)
fill the small hole with filler,wait for it to dry,start of with 120grade,move to 180,then 600,then finaly 1200 until perfectly smooth(keeping the paper wet).

step 4.use your touch up stick to carefuly build the paint up just proud of the original paint.

step 5.t cut the built up paint back to the original paint level.

step 6.hey presto! debadged,de holed car!
OR
if your rubbing down for spraying, again use the filling the hole,skimming with filler sanding down technique.but start with 120 grade on a rubber sanding block ,and then 180 grade, (keeping it wet)
then go to 400,then 600,then 1200,give it a light priming ,sand out any imperfections.then a light mist coat of black( black shows up imperfections brilliantly,hence why the preparation to spray a black car cost costs more ) ,get rid of any final blemishes,then paint!
hope this helped you
well iv nealry done it now, just need some more sanding and more primer.

but where iv filled, theres some tiny little air holes, what can i do about these? i dont have money to buy filler primer, and there tiny, dont think more filler will fill em.
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bow, by the time you pay postage on that you will get it cheaper in a shop!
i know, but iv bought it now, and its easier cos i dont drive and no places close buy which sells it.
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well iv nealry done it now, just need some more sanding and more primer.

but where iv filled, theres some tiny little air holes, what can i do about these? i dont have money to buy filler primer, and there tiny, dont think more filler will fill em.
pop them with a pin and put a really thin layer of filler over so it fills the holes and sand again.
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bow, by the time you pay postage on that you will get it cheaper in a shop!
that would mean boo would have to out into the unknown territory of the outside world, and all that bright light and stuff.,pmsl.,.

anyway
yep, ya need more filler, it common to have to go over it a couple of times so dont worry about it,
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Re: what grade wet and dry do i need?

well i cant be bothered lol, its not that bad really..
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well i cant be bothered lol, its not that bad really..
tbh mate ,if you want your car to look good,then u shud be bothered.its little things like that that make the difference,
its what, another ten minute job to fine skim and sand them to get rid of the holes? im now on my 5th skim on blending my skirts,and my fingers are smooth from the sandpaper! but the end result are worth it!either pop the holes with a pin like or buy filler primer! you will only hate yourself if you dont :P and if water gets in,when you spray it,and it heats up,the paint will pop and crack!
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tbh mate ,if you want your car to look good,then u shud be bothered.its little things like that that make the difference,
its what, another ten minute job to fine skim and sand them to get rid of the holes? im now on my 5th skim on blending my skirts,and my fingers are smooth from the sandpaper! but the end result are worth it!either pop the holes with a pin like or buy filler primer! you will only hate yourself if you dont :P and if water gets in,when you spray it,and it heats up,the paint will pop and crack!
my car doesnt look good, its got damage all round it,

eg-









so if it looks good from 1 metre away, il be happy, and there tiny holes, not bubbles, i doubt they will make any difference tbh
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