Howzit Magoo, 4 sheets per grit seems like a waste of still usable sandpaper. I use 1 sheet per grit per side. I find that as the paper loses it's grittyness it starts to polish instead of cut.At this point I also increase the RPM's of my grinder. My process is 320,400,600,then shurlustre and then apply Turtle wax's 2001 polish. Customers tell me the boards are beautiful and that's what counts. Aloha, Kokua
Hey reverb, Just for sh!ts and giggles, where did you learn how to polish? I learned at moonlight glassing. Going past 600 grit is a waste of sandpaper. I use 320 dry, 400 dry, 500 dry. Wetsand rails with 320 wet, then 500 wet. polish with surluster, finish with mirror glaze #7. I do mostly dark colored tints and opaques with hotcoat pinlines. Bill stewart said my buffs were the best he'd seen in 35 years.If you think this method is not efficient, I'd be happy to have a buff contest with you any day. But what do I know, I just started doing it 15 years ago.
ohh yeah, well if this is a contest, you win because i only started 12 years ago..
Just replying to your uninformed responses about production pro's not being the best. I know almost every rub-out guy in so-cal. They are the best available. believe it. If you know how to sand, and have good glosses, you need not go past 600 grit. I also polished in the auto industry for more than a decade. Paint is softer than resin. We sanded to 2000 grit. happy holidays
STL my hats off too you.No matter what its still a hard job. ( Did you ever notice that on company's 600 grit is like anothers 500grit?)Different standards for different countries? R. Brucker
well, ok; How many times you sand with each grit and all other stuff all the board? Besides.. if you think that change or brake the "schematics" is the wrong way..well, . if a company or other make it something or work in one way for decades, and the workers or peoples only apprentice or saw that way, they belives that this the only way..
Kokua: I don't know, but your observation sounds reasonable. By the way, I just saw an interview with the Hamilton girl on the late news up here on Vancouver Island. Struck my wife and I as one very positive child. Thanks for keeping the readers of this site updated. Take care. Patrick
I only glass and (attempt) polish my own sticks and I must admit that I use one disc till it don' work no mo! I am shameless when it comes to my frugality. The four disc per board is what I have seen my guy use -- as well as a few others. What's the conditions like on the islands right now Kokua? 3 foot and lined up at HB today... Aloha, Magoo
Glue a strip of wet and dry 220 onto a thick paint stick from Home Depot. Use it like a file and file the bead off. I start the sanding with 400 wet and dry using a water proof orbital sander. Then I go to 600, 800, 1200. I sometimes stop at 800. Then I use a cutting compoud straight out of the bottle from an autobody paint shop. Then I polish with a # 1 finishing polish. The # 1 actually cuts too. That is enough polishing.
sureluster?? is it available at most auto body supply co.'s??