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Old 01-23-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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I have started to sand down the body on my 66 mustang. I am going right down to bare metal. Found several layers of paint from the original white, yellow primer, darker yellow, toupe green, white, red oxide primer and even found blue on one part.

But my questions is. What grade of sand paper do I finish with once I hit bare metal before I prime. 180 or 220?

Then after I prime I sand that out with 320?
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I have started to sand down the body on my 66 mustang. I am going right down to bare metal. Found several layers of paint from the original white, yellow primer, darker yellow, toupe green, white, red oxide primer and even found blue on one part.

But my questions is. What grade of sand paper do I finish with once I hit bare metal before I prime. 180 or 220?

Then after I prime I sand that out with 320?
Why are you going down to bare metal? And I wouldn't sand with anything more coarse than 400grit wet paper. Keep the area you're sanding extremely wet because it cleans the sandpaper. Finally sanding i would go with 1000+ grit after you prime.
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I am going down to bare metal because there is rust and body work done all over and want to find all of it.

Found bondo in places that didn't need it. No dents or major scratches.

And I want to start from bare metal and do things right. Fix all of the problem areas.
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I have started to sand down the body on my 66 mustang. I am going right down to bare metal. Found several layers of paint from the original white, yellow primer, darker yellow, toupe green, white, red oxide primer and even found blue on one part.

But my questions is. What grade of sand paper do I finish with once I hit bare metal before I prime. 180 or 220?

Then after I prime I sand that out with 320?
have you considered getting it sand blasted.it may not cost so much and will definatly save some work.
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I have a syphon feed sand blaster that I will use for some areas that are hard to reach with a sander.

The rest I will use the rotary sander.
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