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Re: [oletrucks] Wet sanding

To: tcape <tcape@weblnk.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Wet sanding
From: Bill Bailey <billb@gamewood.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 20:32:48 -0500
tcape wrote:
> For years I've heard of "wet sanding" but know nothing about it.  Does this
> mean exactly what it says, just using wet sandpaper instead of dry?  What's
> the advantage of wet sanding?  Do you keep a constant flow of water while
> you're sanding?  Is it only used with very fine grits like 400, 600 or 800?
> Do you buy special sandpaper for wet sanding? Thanks in advance for the
> info.

It's a special sandpaper which you dip in water as you sand with it. The
theory is that the water helps keep the paper from clogging up. My
personal feeling is that the paper last longer too. I also expect heat
on the area you are sanding is reduced. As far as I know it is only used
in the finer grits but I'm not sure about that. I am sure of one thing
though..it makes a real mess around your work area! Do it outside if

Bill Bailey             
1957 Chevrolet 3100
Danville, VA
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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