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Question Anyone prep a car for painting?

I have a '94 Thunder Chicken.....er Thunderbird. The roof has some bad oxidation going on. The paint shop said I could prep it for paint and save some money. I was just curious what grit sand paper and any other tips you all knew. Thanks!


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well if it has some good bit of rust start with the courset grit[24] you can. then go up with the grit. use a DA to sand it down.

if only a little rust. use 150 then go to 220 then shoot it with a metal etching
primer. that way when the shop does the work all they have to do is shoot some high build primer, wet sand it,then use sealer, then they can paint it.
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well if it has some good bit of rust start with the courset grit[24] you can. then go up with the grit. use a DA to sand it down.

if only a little rust. use 150 then go to 220 then shoot it with a metal etching
primer. that way when the shop does the work all they have to do is shoot some high build primer, wet sand it,then use sealer, then they can paint it.
Actually what it is is the clear coar has come off in some spots and looks like poop!

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ok, then just DA it with 220 then so the new paint they shooton
has a tooth to stick to. or you just going for new clear coat.
if so then just wet sand down with 400 wet paper
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ok, then just DA it with 220 then so the new paint they shooton
has a tooth to stick to. or you just going for new clear coat.
if so then just wet sand down with 400 wet paper
not to sound stupid..... what is a DA?

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DualAction sander

it goes circle then has a orbital
great for diging into bodywork but sucks for the final touches
in body work
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DualAction sander

it goes circle then has a orbital
great for diging into bodywork but sucks for the final touches
in body work
Would a standard woodworking orbital work with different paper?

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any sander should work. like i used a finishing orbital sander
on my parts of my bike. just make sure you use automotive sandpaper
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any sander should work. like i used a finishing orbital sander
on my parts of my bike. just make sure you use automotive sandpaper
Thanks for the help!

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