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Re: [T3] sanding

On 18 Mar 2002, at 0:20, DandysRuleOk@aol.com wrote:

> I have a 1972 squareback and I want to sand it down so I can primer it. What
> doI need to know before I can start to sand it down/ how do I sand it down?
> Also what accesories do I need? 

I tend to view bodywork as both an art and a science, and there is MUCH 
more to it than anyone could communicate here. I suggest that you see if 
there is a bodywork course you could take at a local vocational/technical 
school near you.

This would take time, but it would be much better than spending your time 
and money on a project that turned sour because you had nothing to 
practice on and/or didn't think about the possibility that some of your paint or 
primer might react adversely with the original underneath.

In general, the original paint, and especially the primer, are excellent and you 
won't be able to duplicate them. You should plan to just sand enough to 
smooth things and then use the original base to apply a compatable fresh 
paint job.

There are 3 secrets to a good paint job: surface preparation, choice of paint 
materials, skill.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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