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Old 05-22-2004, 22:29   #1 (permalink)
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Sandpaper???

Hi i'm going to start a respray of my car in the next couple of days and wondering what sandpaper to use to strip the existing acrylic paint. Thanks
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Paint Stripper grade, it comes in a bottle ;-)
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Paint Stripper grade, it comes in a bottle ;-)
Problem with paint stripper is it destroys any form of filler. Which isn't fun to replace.

Best to use just a rough grit sandpaper 180/240 grit works. Use an elec sander if available. If doing it by hand keep the paper reasonable wet. Keeping the paper wet stops it clogging.

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Re: Sandpaper???

go as low as 120 to the the bulk off, the go higher to 180/240

best one is our buffer/sander (orbital) gets it back to bare metal in no time :D
although mum has got an array of about 5 sanders (each has got their own job, me and dad dont konw the difference)
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