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Sanding Dick Nite?
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 02:49 PM
Is it okay to sand Dick Nite s81 before reclearing? I recoated a crank too soon, got some bubbles , need to take at least half of it off. By the time I'm ready for the job it will have been at least 3 days.
Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:20 PM
I emailed DN about this but it has been at least 3 days without an answer. I assume it's okay just wondering what grit is best, wet or dry, etc.
Posted 15 May 2011 - 05:54 PM
I've sanded DN with no problem although I wasn't trying to sand out bubbles or other blemishes. The only thing I would worry about with what your trying to fix is sanding all the way down to the paint. If it were me I'd probably try 400 grit and go slow.
Posted 20 May 2011 - 02:21 AM
Blazt* - Sorry, didn't see the email.
Sanding should not be a problem at all, as long as it is completely out-gassed (solvent all gone all the way through). If it isn't, you will gum up your sandpaper - which would simply be a pain.
I agree with RayburnGuy that 400 would be a good starting place - of course that depends on how thick it is to start, but anything rougher could really dig in and get to your paint.
Have you experimented with simply brushing the surface with acetone? I have done that on lures I screwed up before the top-coat was cured fully and it smoothed things out nicely ready for another coat.
I'll try to watch my email more closely. Just introduced a new Kokanee Dodger and that has been dominating my attention. Well, that and Uncle Sam. (Excise taxes - a fun part of our businesses! <NOT!>)