Re: Wetsanded now a painting question
I didn't strip the entire hood to bare metal. 99.9% of it had paint on it, just wheather beaten so I 220 grit wetsanded it smooth, it appeared that the "oxidation" came off and the result was a color that was very similar to the original color but now with streaks but still not to bare metal. Therefore, the original primer & paint serves as a primer, right?
Then I applied one light coat of new spray paint.
Wetsanded again with 220 but not enough to remove the new paint.
Some quarter size areas had rust, those got sanded to bare metal, I understand those areas need primer then paint.
Then a 2nd full coat of spray paint was applied.
The result is still "rough" to the feel and touch and sight.
What is my next step? I saw on Crank & Chrome the following:
Wetsand with 600 grit, then rubbing compound, then polish to a shiny mirror like luster. Bullshi*! My hood looks like crap. Ugh! Okay this is just like golf, recovery is the name of the game, right?
Should I wetsand with 600 (I don't have 400) to knock down the rough texture and then use rubbing compound?