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    Default Looking for suggestions on colorsanding near sharp corners

    Any time I've ever sanded through the clearcoat down to the base it was on a sharp edge. I'm thinking of using narrow masking tape to protect the edges, particularly near the side of the doors where the plastic bumper strip snaps in. If I'm going to break through it will be there. (been there done that). I just don't want the clear to come off with the tape. I don't mind blending fresh clearcoat but I really don't want to make anymore band aids this time if I can help it.

    Does anybody have a better way to protect these areas during a sand and buff?

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    I don't sand outside corners at all and I always have the buffer
    spinning away from the edge, not against it.
    If I do have to sand a edge or body line I only use a 3000 grit
    foam Abralon disc and dry sand it smooth by hand.
    It also helps to have more clear in that area.
    I typically use 4 coats if I'm concerned about ridges.

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    Thanks, that helps a lot.

    I already have 4 coats around there, and try my best to buff away from and not towards sharp corners. Perhaps in this area I can use my 2" foam buffing pads just in case. I never thought of using 3000 grit because it wears down so quickly. This ain't a show car but I do take pride in my work.

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