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Repairing Scratches, Stone Chips and other minor imperfections

Repairing Scratches, Stone Chips and other minor imperfectionsOnce the area has been cleaned, the sanding process begins: Feather edge the defect (scratch). There are a number of products that can be used. 5" or 6" PSA Gold Discs 180-400 grit; 5-1/2" x 9" anti-clog 220-320; 5-1/2" x 9" waterproof 220-400. Finish the feather edging process with the closest grit of sandpaper that your primer recommends.

The next step is to prime the area being repaired: Apply primer slightly beyond the feather edge area and higher than the surrounding areas. Level the surface with Waterproof 320-400 grit; Sanding Sponges - Fine; clean up with Maroon non-woven finishing pad. Repeat the process if necessary. Finsh sand the area with the closest grit of sandpaper that your color recommends.

The vehicle is now ready to be painted. After painting, sanding with ultra fine grits and using various compounds and polishes can remove defects and flatten the surface, producing a finer finish. The final sanding of the vehicle should be done using 5-1/2" x 9" waterproof 1000-1500 gritfor finesse sanding of surface imperfections in enamels, acrylicsor clear coats. 5-1/2" x 9" waterproof sheets are available up to 2000 grit.

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