I've got some stone chips and clearcoat damage on my hood, and want to do a spot repair myself. I'd like to know the proper sandpaper grits to use as I'm not sure.
So far I have used 400 and 800 wet to sand down the damaged area. The damaged clearcoat is now removed, and between the repair and area good clearcoat is feathered in and smooth.
I think my next step will be to apply primer, however I'd like to know if I should key the rest of the panel. I'm going to blend the basecoat and plan to apply clearcoat to the whole panel.
So, which grits are suitable for:
- Keying existing clearcoat to have new clearcoat applied over it
- Keying a blend area around the immediate repair area (which has been sanded already)