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Repairing Dents

Repairing DentsAfter the dents have been hammered out, the paint must beremoved down to the bare metal. Use 5" and 6" PSA Golddiscs - 40 grit; Resin Fiber Discs 36-50 grit; Body File Strips 36-40 grit.

Body filler is used to fill in the dented area on the vehicle. Sand with Body File Strips 40-80-180 grit; 5-1/2" x 9"Anti-clog 80-120-180 grit; 5" or 6" PSA Gold discs80-120-180; Sanding Sponges Medium-Fine; For the best results, once again sand in progression to blend and level the body filler. Feather edge with the medium and fine grit papers to prepare for priming.

The next step is to prime the area being repaired: Apply primer slightly beyond the repair area and higher than the surrounding areas. Level the surface with Waterproof 320-400 grit; Sanding Sponges - Fine. Repeat the process if necessary. Finsh sand the area with the closest grit of sandpaper that your paint 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 better looking finish. The final sanding of the vehicle should be done using 5-1/2" x 9" waterproof 1000-1500 grit for finesse sanding of surface imperfections in enamels, acrylics or clear coats. 5-1/2" x 9" waterproof sheets are available up to 2000 grit. Remember, always sand in progression from coarse to finest grits.

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