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    By the way the fogginess of that reflected light...

    By the way the fogginess of that reflected light (bottom picture) is because it has plastic film in front of it. [)

    If the paint is applied well the sanding and polishing is a lot easier than if...
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    Here's an above average finish we did a couple...

    Here's an above average finish we did a couple years ago. No waves and no peel because we sanded and polished.


    http://www.autobodystore.com/finished7.jpg

    http://www.autobodystore.com/4530.jpg
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    Soaking the paper is a good thing and wrapping it...

    Soaking the paper is a good thing and wrapping it around a hard block should stop it from following any surface irregularities. When we do a show car that is the process we use so it should work for...
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    Those "waves" in post #14 appear to be orange...

    Those "waves" in post #14 appear to be orange peel that was not fully removed. You should be able to use a block and some 800 or 1000 grit wet sandpaper to level the surface then some 1500, 2500...
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    A show car paint job is usually very close to...

    A show car paint job is usually very close to perfection and that's normally not doable right out of the gun. Orange peel, dust nibs etc. are typical then sanding and polishing are needed to achieve...
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    I never get "waves", what do you think is causing...

    I never get "waves", what do you think is causing them? I got orange peel before I used my Sagola but not waves.
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    Yes, hard balsa will work, personally I like the...

    Yes, hard balsa will work, personally I like the DuraBlocks.
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    Wet paper tends to cut better/faster than dry...

    Wet paper tends to cut better/faster than dry paper and can also leave a deeper scratch. Wet sanding will work better for removing waves or orange peel when the correct block is used.
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    The problem with using a coarse grit is that it...

    The problem with using a coarse grit is that it can be difficult to see when you've eliminated the coarse scratch when you sand with a finer grit. As long as the coarse scratch is sanded out then...
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    I doubt that soaking will make much difference in...

    I doubt that soaking will make much difference in the amount of drag on the paper but it should be soaked for about 15 minutes before using. What makes a bigger difference in the amount of drag is...
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    Yes, blocking it with a more coarse grit can help...

    Yes, blocking it with a more coarse grit can help level the orange peel but you want to be careful to have enough clear so that you don't sand through the clear.

    Start by using a "good" spray gun...
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