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Sanding question.

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Hello all!

I want to know if is necessary to sand between paint coats.

Any information will be very appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Sanding each layer of primer and paint will bring better results as you get a much smoother surface in the end. But it is also dangerously as you have to be ultra careful not to ruin your previous paintwork on the model. Car bodies have lots of tricky spots where you can easily and accidently sand through to the bare plastic. Which to me means stripping and starting all over again.

I wet-sand each coat before the next one will be applied. Micro-Mesh in 3200, 6000 and 12000 grit is what I'm using. My paintjobs became much better since I started to work this way.

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Thanks Stuntman mike. You are right about the spots that can be sanded till the bare plastic. I'll try to be carefull.

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