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    a friend of mine in work who is a top sprayer, and also a car nut like the rest of us, has recommended me to 'wet&dry my paintwork where the swirls/scratches are the worst

    i am doing the bumper anyway this week, but just wondering if anyone else has done it and how did you get on with it?

    aparently the trick is to use 2000 and a bucket of soapy water working the pannels lightly in 1 direction, then buff back to a shiny shine with a DA

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    I need to try this on a few areas of mine but dont know if my underpants can take it! Luckily my partners corsa was keyed last year and really needs a re spray down one side so i have the go ahead to practice on hers. If i get rid of the scratches then i save her a re spray if not were no worse off and if it works i'll be less nervous trying on mine.

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    well i have filled in most of my stone chips, so it needs flattening down, plus the sides of the front bumper have a bad case or 'orange peel' so when i do this, it will be sort of a practice run for the whole car

    bonnet is the only really bad pannel, other would just need it doing in places

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    be interested in doing this to mine... not a panel without tons of scratches but a bit nervous doing a wetsand to remove some of the dmage. I suppose it's ok if you're experienced at this, just a bit nervous about making it worse.

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    there are bound to be some how2 vids on youtube...
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
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    Here is what can be achieved wet sanding a whole car.

    http://www.detailingworld.com/forum/...d.php?t=143779

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    i need to learn this as i have some nasty bird kak paint damage and deep swirls..
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
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    You would have to rub for ages to go through the clearcoat with 2000 grit + soapy water. It's very safe to use. If you do apply loads of pressure and rub for 10 mins on the same spot, the base colour of the car appearing on the wet+dry will alert you it's time to stop and spray some clearcoat on! Just use your rubbing compund after the 2000 grade and it'll come up nice and ready for some polish to be applied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Here is what can be achieved wet sanding a whole car.

    http://www.detailingworld.com/forum/...d.php?t=143779


    JEEZ if i could achieve that on the other halfs corsa i'd be in the good books for a while. She might even let me buy my mates astravan lol

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    Im game if you are, lol.

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