View Full Version : DA color sanding suggestion

06-06-2011, 07:57 PM
I am trying to put together how to DA color sand fresh paint. Here is the idea I get after reading a lot on this forum, and I hope someone can correct this for me.

P1000 wet hand block sanding to remove nibs ( hard block? or soft pad? )
P1500 Trizact wet with interface pad ( can P1500 w/ interface pad flat the orange peel well? )
P2000 Abralon wet with interface pad ( is interface pad needed for Abralon? )
P4000 Abralon wet with interface pad ( I am planning on getting P3000 trizact once I used these P4000 up ).

I have also got P1000 Abralon & P1500 Abralon ( I got them as bowling ball sanding disc ), where can I use them for?

06-06-2011, 11:06 PM
I usually use a small hard block like the ones below to remove runs and nibs prior to disk sanding.

Link (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=RB3&Category_Code=T2)

I usually wrap a piece of 1000 or 1200 wet paper around the block to remove the nibs then I use all Trizact 1000, 1200, 1500 and 3000 to remove the peel with my AirVantage. I haven't used much Abralon but if you have it then it's probably best to use it.

06-07-2011, 12:21 AM
Len, do you use interface pad with P1000 trizact for 1st cut?

06-07-2011, 07:42 AM
Len, do you use interface pad with P1000 trizact for 1st cut?

It depends.... If I have a panel that has a lot of shape to it I usually use an interface pad but if the panel if fairly flat and/or I need to remove a rough area I usually don't use it. I look at the interface pad as a safety device that helps prevent me from sanding too deeply but if I think the situation doesn't require it then I can usually sand flatter, faster without it but it's a good tool to keep on hand.

http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/3m5774.jpg (http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=3M5777c&Category_Code=T2)