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Clearcoat i recently painted a fairing for my has 3 coats of clear on it.the directions say to wet sand it in 5 days.should i sand in one direction or it doesnt matter?

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Sanding really dont matter .. I usually sand only one direction and watch what your doing to the surface of the clear coat .. you can actually watch the orange peel disappear..use a damp rag once in a while to wipe the area your sanding so you can see your surface to make sure your getting it perfect .. this is the way to get a super job. if you use a rag to wipe the surface this also helps you see if your getting enough off or not .. use 2000 grit when doing this it makes it easier to buff off when your all done.. then go to your polishing compound not rubbing compound . hope this helps and good luck .. I love clear coating its really nice if you take your time sanding it and getting the surface perfect and with no imperfections... holler if you need more.. Jerry

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