A friend repaired a little dent in my Alpine's rear fender last weekend
and repainted it with lacquer because he said was very easy to work
with. If the car were anything more than a somewhat shabby driver, I
would have gone with a more durable paint. Now the ball's in my court as
far as sanding the dull initial finish to point where it looks presentable.
My friend said I should wet sand with 1200 grit. After lots of elbow
grease, a small section is getting fairly smooth, but it's not nearly as
shiny as I'd like it. Rather than spending an entire weekend
knocking myself out on one fender, I thought it would be wise to seek
advise from someone who's experienced with lacquer. My questions are:
Should I start wet sanding with a coarser paper and then move to the
1200? If so, what grit do you suggest?
After the 1200 grit, what is the next step to get that showroom
shine? Should I continue wet sanding with a finer grit paper or
should I change to some sort of super fine grit polishing compound?
Product recommendations would be most welcome.
Thanks for your assistance.