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    Painted my front grill with black gloss spray paint. There are little mist marks on the paint which is preventing it from being really flat.

    Can I rub it down with wet and dry to flatten it but not take any of the shine away for when I put the laquer coat on as I don't want to give it anymore coats of paint.

    If so, what grit and should I do it wet or dry?

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    Just rub it back with some 1200 grit once all flat lacquer it up and will be sound

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    Will the 1200 be ok with regards to not dulling the paint?

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    It will make it dull down a bit but the lacquer will brighten it back up

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    Ok thats great cheers mate, up and out tomorrow for some 1200 grit w&d 1 more thing, should I do it wet or dry? Thanks

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    try 2000 grit dry then wet then lacquer after

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    Ok thanks for replies

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    When I'm flattimg before lacquer I do it wet not sure if it makes a difference or not

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    Ok I will do it wet, I trust you both so Im going to go in the middle and get some 1500 grit! Cheers lads

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    Soak the wet and dry before you use it too. Maybe worth adding a little car shampoo as a lube in the water.
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