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Sanding Epoxy

Postby Nelix6030 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:31 pm

When using 2 part 30 minute epoxy and micro-balloons as filler, what grit sanding paper works best? Is it best to wet sand?

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Postby raalst » Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:06 pm

sand wet !
the dust is an irritant and goes everywhere.
wet sanding keeps the dust manageable.

a simple dust mask wouldn't hurt either.
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Postby JWLaRue » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:10 pm

Kyle,

I agree with Ronald....always wet sand. It also will give you a better sanded finish.

As for the grit to use, it depends on how much sanding you need to do. I typically start with either a 320- or 400-grit and work down to 600- and 1200-grit.

It's best if you do some practice sanding to figure out what grits work best for you.

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Thanks

Postby Nelix6030 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:19 am

ALways Great advice , Thanks

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