Why buy this product?
When you really want a glossy finish, youâ€™ll need to wet sand. Wet sanding
is a process thatâ€™s often used on car paint jobs, guitars, and even 3D prints
to give them a mirror-smooth look.
Wet sanding is typically done after dry sanding to get an even finish. Unlike
dry sanding, wet sanding is done not to shape a surface, but to remove the
large scratches left by dry sanding. When done correctly, the surface will be
slowly leveled out, and the scratches left behind will become smaller and
smaller, until the light they reflect no longer makes them visible.
This waterproof paper is especially designed for the automotive refinish
market, delivering excellent results. Its flexible backing and bond allow for
easy folding and tearing. It can resist loading and curling and it can offer a
uniform finish. These sheets are perfect for sanding metals, automotive
finishes and for sanding between coats of interior house paint. Used dry, or to
reduce clogging, use water as a lubricant.
How to use?
Determine if you need Wet or Dry sanding - Wet sanding can be an excellent
way to restore your paint to its original beauty, but it isnâ€™t always the
best option. Deep scratches that reach down to the metal, for instance, often
cannot be repaired through wet sanding alone. If the clear coat on the paint
has scuffing and scratches, however, wet sanding may be the right solution.
Assess what sanding - The damage that you are trying to repair will dictate
how much sanding will be required, and with what type of paper.
If the damage to the paint is light, skip the 1200 or 1500 grit sandpaper
and begin with 2000 or 3000 grit paper instead.
If you are wet sanding a newly painted surface, you can also jump directly
to the 2000 or 3000 grit paper.
Purchase the right grit paper - Determine what you require.
Any less than 1200 grit sandpaper may produce scratches that are difficult
to buff out.
The higher the grit number on the sandpaper, the finer the abrasive surface.
Fill a bucket with water and a small amount of automotive soap - Wet
sanding requires a lubricant to prevent the sandpaper from burning the paint.
Cut Sheets - Cut them to your desired length/width.
Soak Sheet - 5 minutes.
Wash and dry the area you want to sand.
Wrap the sandpaper around a sanding squeegee or pad.
Sand gently in circular motions.
Move the sandpaper in multiple directions to ensure an even sanding -
always keep your application flat onto the surface, avoid edging
Add water as necessary.
Wet sand again with 2000 and 3000 grit sandpaper - Once you have completely
wet sanded the area with your 1200 or 1500 grit sandpaper, repeat the process
with 2000 or 3000 grit paper.
If the damage you are trying to repair is light, you can do only this step.
Remember to keep the area completely wet as you sand with this paper.
Rinse the sanded area.
Dry and Polish - allow the sanded area to dry then apply a buffer and
rubbing compound to polish the area.
Wax On, Wax Off - Do Mr Miyagi proud from here on in and you're all set!!
What can it be used on?
Waterproof paper is recommended for manual wet sanding of lacquers, plastics
and composite materials. Sanding of painted metal, aluminium, brass, plastic,
finished concrete and dry walls are perfect for this durable all-rounder that
will give excellent results.