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#1 1988 S10

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 08:56 PM

what grit sand paper would be the best to use?

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 10:09 PM

I use a 2000 water one, use some liquid soap and scrub gently.

I use the same one for models ,if you have a used one it is safe.
This is my technique, please listen to others first.

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 03:56 AM

Depends on what you wanna do with it.

I use sandpaper from 320 grit on up to 1,000 grit.

I use polishing pads for polishing paint and they start at 2,300 grit (IIRC) and go up to 12,000 grit.

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 06:29 AM

i want to get rid of the door handels (higher grit obviousley) and then do a complete sand to get ready for prime and paint

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 09:09 AM

What you really should do is grind away the door handles, deeper than the body panel and fill it back in with putty. That way the ghost of the handle won't come up when you paint. For work like this I sometimes use 600 wet/dry sandpaper, usually available at the local hardware store.

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 03:44 PM

what typeof putty is good for molding a model. im attempting to cali-combo a s-10
basically weld the tail lights and tailgate shut.

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 04:22 PM

i want to get rid of the door handles (higher grit obviously) and then do a complete sand to get ready for prime and paint


Erik, you can try the technique I did on my '05 'Vette that I'm doing right now.

Grind away the door handle like you would any trim or script on the body..........'til it's flush with the bodywork. Then take some liquid glue (I highly recommend Ambroid Pro-Weld) and brush over the area that you've sanded.

You'll notice that the area shows up again because of the hot solvents in the glue. Once the area has fully dried, sand the area again........... and the ghosting should not occur because now you've taken away the "memory" of the plastic that was molded in.

Once you paint over this area......there should be no ghosting because whatever paint you use, it's not as "hot" as actual glue itself.

Give it a shot! :wink:


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Posted 27 December 2006 - 04:32 PM

what typeof putty is good for molding a model. im attempting to cali-combo a s-10
basically weld the tail lights and tailgate shut.


I swear by a putty called Dynatron Putty-Cote. It's a Bondo product that can be found at an auto body supplier shop. If you'd like, take a look at an old thread of a '55 Ford I was working on, where I've used this putty.

Just click HERE.....

Also there's a link in that thread to my Fotki page where there's more detailed photos of the work I did with Dynatron.