Car Scratch Repair - Basics of Wet Sanding

Car Scratch Repair - Basics of Wet Sanding

Here are your tools for wet sanding. Now this is just a spray bottle with a little bit of liquid soap in it. So this is your lubricant and this is a traditional body shop soft block. This is a urethane and you can see that it's actually very flexible. This is way better than an old fashioned hard rubber block.

That's more compliant to the surface you're working on and it's designed with a rolled edge. So when you put your piece of wet sandpaper on there, it just holds it really nice. 2000 grit. I suggest you don't go any more coarse than 2000 grit for just taking out clear coat scratches also on traditional wet sandpaper.

You need to soak it in water for at least 20 or 30 minutes, and it just makes it nice and flexible and more compliant. Now in the ultimate car scratching mover system, we kind of step things up a notch. Your system actually comes with a lubricant. It's actually a clay lubricant. And it is more, has more lubricating properties than just soapy water.

And also the Ultimate Car Scratch Remover System comes with something that's called a safety sand. Now this is a sponge sanding block, but where it differs is... When you hold this thing, it's actually even more compliant than, than a block, like a traditional body shop block. The really cool thing about this safety sand product is the paper is 3000 grit.

You cannot buy 3000 grit in a traditional paper. About the finest grit  that you can find is 2000 grit. This is a 3000 grit and it's not really even a paper. This is a reusable. It's actually a latex. So I wanna show you this. This is why it's so amazing. It's super flexible. So the way you would use this is this just goes on like a Band-Aid. You peel off a little piece of paper that one side and you get it started way down there.

You're good to go. And also anytime you're touching your finish on your car, always use a microfiber towel. Don't use any kind of a cotton material. Microfiber is the most absorbent, but it's also the safest material that you could lay on the finish of your car. So when you're doing wet sanding, and you want to clear the slurry, so you can see the effects of the wet sanding, just use a microfiber towel just to clear the area.

And one more thing, I've seen this all over the internet. This is a do not do. I've seen so many people just taking a piece of traditional wet sandpaper. They don't even talk about soaking it or anything, but the worst part is they show just like taking it, folding it in half and using their fingers or folding it over.

Like, this is, is. A professional, absolute no-no. When you sand with your bare fingers, you're putting pressure points on the sandpaper. What happens is you get uneven sanding on the finish and you actually leave marks in the clear coat from your fingers. When you're sanding like this, also you have really sharp edges along here.

This causes really deep scratches, unnecessary scratches and this is compared to like a professional block like this. You can see you have nice rounded edges. Okay. So our wet and dry here has been soaking for about a half an hour. So it's nice and soft. And we've got our precision wet sanding block is just a neoprine block design, especially for doing wet sanding.

And you would just wrap it like this. And we're just gonna spray this area.

Now, if you had a scratch there, you might kind of go a little bit like in an X pattern and don't go too much more than about five seconds. You can count to yourself 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005.

Just take a microfiber towel and just wipe it.

And then you would just inspect once it's burnished. If you still had a scratch or a defect there, it would show itself by being clear. And so you would have this burnished or dull area and there still might be a feet outlined. And so you would just go a little bit more. I would suggest not going too much more than about maybe 15 seconds with a 2000 grit, traditional sandpaper.

Okay. So now we have two options here. We're gonna use the safety sand. So this is the safety sand sponge that comes with the Ultimate Car Scratch Remover System. And it's got the 3000 grit, latex wet and dry sandpaper on it. So what we could do this thing is a sponge. So it's awesome. You can actually dunk it in your water.

And you can let it drip on the surface a little bit. So you don't even need your spray bottle. You could flood the area.

Now there's another method that I like to use now. The purple glide that comes with the Ultimate Car Scratch Remover system is a lubricant and it's designed for claying or you can also use it to do wet sanding with the safety sand wet sanding sponge. So it's awesome. So you don't even need a bucket of water.

You could actually just spray down the surface, spray a little bit on the wet sandpaper and do the same thing. It's a little bit more precision because you can really see what you're doing a little bit better, less water, and same thing, you would go for a count to five by one thousands, and then check your work.

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