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- Joined: Sep 7th, 2009 5:31 pm
- Tell us about your Corvette: 1971 Coupe, restoration in progress.
- Location: Waterboro, Maine
I'm doing some body work and am using body filler to smooth out the joints between various panels, etc. I'm using good body filler and a couple different sized sanding blocks to get everything smoothed out and as even as I can.
My question is, how do you go about determining when to stop sanding? I've feathered my edges out so they're milky/semi-transparent looking and it certainly feels smooth when I run my hand over the repair, but I don't trust myself quite yet. I'm worried that I'm over or under sanding and, when I paint, I'll see my reflection waving back at me.
I was planning to check my work by wetting the surface with water or paint thinner to develop a gloss. My thought was that this would show any imperfections but it turns out that doesn't work - I just can't build a glossy surface over the bare body filler & fiberglass. I suspect the same will be true for the sanding sealer.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
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