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Anonymous Poster

Sep 10, 2006, 5:49 AM

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How long after painting a car should I wait to color sand it , the paint is acrylic enamel.What grit paper should I use on it. Thanks

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Sep 10, 2006, 10:34 AM

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the best answer to that is to ask the paint manufacture. (dupont,p.p.g.,house of color etc.) they have and are more than willing to give you a answer.and ask what the recommendations are. most enamels have a what is called a "window" (the period of time when the paint is not totally cured and easy to work with) although it can be done after the window just takes twice as long to get those sand scratches out. ask me how i knowWink. also the grit can depend on whether you are color sanding to just eliminate nibs (small occasional pieces of dust or dirt) or are you color sanding the entire car to remove orange peel. i would say no less than 1500 for nibs. and 1000 for complete. although i have done it with 800 and got away with it.
just my .02
i hope this helps,Byron

Anonymous Poster

Sep 10, 2006, 2:59 PM

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Thanks, I'm color sanding to remove the orange peel
it's not to bad- just enough to bug me.I'll check with dupont, I was thinking 2 to 4 weeks but I could be off. Thanks for the help.

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