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    Default Scratch’s in filler before primer

    I did filler work sanded with 60 I don’t have any other paper right now. before I prime are these 60grit scratch’s to deep for primer

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack7787 View Post
    I did filler work sanded with 60 I don’t have any other paper right now. before I prime are these 60grit scratch’s to deep for primer
    You might be able to get away with 60 grit if your primer is more like body filler (Slick Sand or Optex) and not just a two part urethane. However if you have the grit to level the primer you should use it to level the body filler prior to priming. The problem with most two part primers over deep scratches is that they absorb the solvent when the top coats are applied then shrink making the scratches show in the finished product. In our shop we usually finish our filler work with 180 or 220.

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    I understand you don’t have the finer grits, but can you stop ‘til you can afford 80 & 180?
    You really shouldn’t try to fill imperfections, sand them down if at all possible. Hang tough and the job will look great. Keep asking questions. Good luck!
    "Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." Alfred E. Newman

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    Thanks for advice I’ll wait til I get more paper

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