I know its been a while since this thread was last updated. Here are some pictures of the progress so far. The real action doesn't start until the color goes on, but its all the primer work that makes the car straight, and the elbows tired.....
The first step is to guide coat the panel that you are going to sand. I use flat black spray paint and powdered 3M guide coat.
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Once the panel is guide coated I begin the sanding process. First I use 120 grit paper on a block that is appropriate for the shape of the panel. Then apply more guide coat and block with 220 grit paper. The guide coat reveals all the high and low spots as you sand. Hopefully it doesn't look like a Dalmatian
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Nice and straight just the way you want it. Here is a close up of the guide coat, it is showing small low spots and light orange peel from the spray gun.
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After the entire panel is sanded, it is ready for more primer and wet sanding. The wet sanding process is very much like the dry blocking process only you use water to aid in material removal.
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All re-primed and ready for a 360 grit, then 500 grit wet sand.
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