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10/04/2017 9:58 PM  #1


SANDING DOWN TO METAL ON MY S10..IKNOWIMGONNASANDS10ANDSEEHOWITGOES

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT GRIT IS OK TO USE IT TRUCK IS A 1992 NAVY BLUE S10 AND THE CLEAR COAT IS PEELING OFF IN PLACES AND HAS HAD A LITTLE BONDO HERE AND THERE IT APPEARS. A FRIEND TOLD ME TO SAND IT DOWN TO METAL AND TO USE 180 GRIT ON A ORBITAL SANDER.
I BOUGHT SOME 180 GRIT AND IT DONT SEEM TO BE DOING TO SWOOFT....I BEEN READIND WHERE PEOPLE WERE USING 80 GRIT AND THEN GOING BACK OVER IT WITH 180. MY PLANS ARE JUST TO DO A FLAT BLACK PAINT JOB ON IT...I PUT A COWL INDUCTION HOOD ON AND A NEW SET OF CORVETTE RALLYS, ALL NEW LIGHTS,TAIL LIGHTS AND PARKING LIGHTS. BOUGHT A PAINTABLE FRONT BUMPER AND WILL BE PUTTING A ROLL PAN ON BACK. JUST GONNA BE A LITTLE RUN AROUND TRUCK.
MOST OF YOU KNOW ME AND KNOW I WILL BE PAINTING THE MUSTANG NET ...BUT KINDA WANTED TO TINKER AROUND WITH TRUCK TO PRACTICE ON A LITTLE AND KNEW THERE WERE SOME GOOD FOLK ON HERE THAT WOULD KNOW.


I AM NOT SHOUTING.....THIS IS THE WAY I TALK.
 

10/05/2017 6:44 AM  #2


Re: SANDING DOWN TO METAL ON MY S10..IKNOWIMGONNASANDS10ANDSEEHOWITGOES

I took my stang to bare metal with 80grit and epoxy primed, body filler finished sand 180 and then high build 2K primer for blocking with 180.  I did finish blocking with 320

Last edited by mxjeffb (10/05/2017 6:48 AM)

 

8/15/2018 10:57 PM  #3


Re: SANDING DOWN TO METAL ON MY S10..IKNOWIMGONNASANDS10ANDSEEHOWITGOES

Unless you remove all the metal, youll never get it to lay down smooth unless you buy all new pieces.

 

8/16/2018 1:41 PM  #4


Re: SANDING DOWN TO METAL ON MY S10..IKNOWIMGONNASANDS10ANDSEEHOWITGOES

Richardsom wrote:

Unless you remove all the metal, youll never get it to lay down smooth unless you buy all new pieces.

If you remove all the metal tell me what's left to paint........a memory?
 


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10/25/2018 4:20 PM  #5


Re: SANDING DOWN TO METAL ON MY S10..IKNOWIMGONNASANDS10ANDSEEHOWITGOES

On my 67 I used a wire wheel on my 4" grinder. Remember to wear safety glasses and such as when a wire cuts loose it can do damage.


Gary Zilik - Pine Junction, Colorado - 67 Coupe, 289-4V, T5
 

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