A friend needs help after wetsanding

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  1. Parabellum

    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica]Hi everyone. A buddy of mine called me up and asked me if I could help buff is friends red 96 nissan 240sx next week. I wasn't able to get too many details but from what he said he wetsanded a few areas on his car and then went over the area with a 3m rubbing compound. He used a cheap orbital he got from pepboys.

    From what he's describing the panels he worked now have really shiny scratchs. He didn't metion if the scatches were from the wetsanding or the orbital. He also didn't mention what type of sandpaper he used. I"m guessing the compound he used wasn't abrasive enough or the buffer wasn't strong enough.

    I've searched the forum here and it seems that after wetanding you should start with a cutting pad and a heavy compound and the work down to a polishing pad with medium strength polish.

    Should I follow that normal procedure as if the paint had just been wetsanded or should I start with a medium polish first?

    I have a pc 7424 and yellow/orange/white/black lake country pads. I have megs dacp,#9. Poorboys ssr1/2/3 and poorboys pro polish.

    I know it's hard to give an answer with out more details but should I start with a medium cut compound like SSR2 or dacp? Or should I go with SSR3?

    I also have acces to a paint and paint/body shop that stocks most of the megs line but I'd prefer to use what I already have.
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    It will probably take a cutting pad and SSR3 to remove any sanding marks. If he used 600 grit though, you will have to use 1000/1500/2000 to get the sanding marks fine enough to remove by polishing.

    I believe Meguiars has a downloadable wet sanding video on their website. www.meguiars.com
     
  3. Parabellum

    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    cool. Thanks a lot man.
     

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