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Question about Sanding for new paint Job!

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Jul 19, 2011, 6:54 PM

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I have a 92 eagle talon thats been sitting around for awhile, Needed a new project so decided to fix it up. The valves are bent from bad timing, so Im currently working on taking the head off for repair.
I would like to put some new Paint on to.
This car was originaly all red, then the hood, roof and fin was painted black and finnaly yellow on half of the car, the shop that did the final yellow paint job years ago, did no sanding and just sprayed over the red and black, so its chipping everywhere.

I would like to try the sand and paint myself this time around, have no experince at all with auto sanding, preping and paint. could use some suggestions from you guys.

A few questions.

1. Wet or dry sanding?
2. What type of sander is best suitable? Orbit sander, Sheet sander or belt sander
3. what grit of sand paper for start then finish? 80 to 120 Start then 300 to 500 finish

Planing on doing a all Black paint job

please offer any advice or suggestions


Double J
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Jul 19, 2011, 8:34 PM

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Let me go on record here that i am not a body man...nor do i play one on TV..

I dont know what your looking to achieve,paint looks wise..but this sounds to me like it should be Media Blasted (stripped) to bare metal
then repair any imperfections in the body ,prime and repaint it.

Wet sanding is not what you want...thats more of a finesse sanding to smooth out new paint jobs,remove dirt that might have gotten into the paint when it was painted,remove runs or orange peel,etc...that i know from friends who do body work.

I guess if your going to do it,do it right.....

Thats all i got...

(This post was edited by Double J on Jul 19, 2011, 8:35 PM)

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