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    Re: Dampsanding Tools, Tips and Techniques by Mike Phillips

    I've read many posts regading measuring the film thickness using an elcometer or similar gauge. While I believe this to be a good tool it is also important to remember this reflects the total of all layerings (phosphate, ecoat, primer, basecoat and clearcoat). My experience with automotive manufacturers while being a OEM coatings supplier has taught me certain areas to be very aware of such as the back corners of the hood where automation tends to rise to the roof while not hitting the A-post. The meat or centers of every panel generally has adequate clearcoat for sanding.

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    Dampsanding Tools Tips and Techniques by Mike Phillips

    That is a relief. You should have ample time to complete the return: it is best to get it finished with as soon as possible, and not wait until Jan 31st as some people do.

    Could you speed things up by preparing the figures on a spreadsheet in advance? That is what I do.

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    Re: Dampsanding Tools, Tips and Techniques by Mike Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by 01ragtop View Post
    I've read many posts regading measuring the film thickness using an elcometer or similar gauge. While I believe this to be a good tool it is also important to remember this reflects the total of all layerings (phosphate, ecoat, primer, basecoat and clearcoat). My experience with automotive manufacturers while being a OEM coatings supplier has taught me certain areas to be very aware of such as the back corners of the hood where automation tends to rise to the roof while not hitting the A-post. The meat or centers of every panel generally has adequate clearcoat for sanding.

    Good points.

    I look at Paint Thickness Gage tools as a BIG PICTURE INDICATOR tool.

    That is they help me make the Go or No Go decision.


    Once you start sanding you're committed and that's when just how big of a job this type of project is really starts to sink in.


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    Re: Dampsanding Tools Tips and Techniques by Mike Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by Motrecrerbnom View Post
    That is a relief. You should have ample time to complete the return: it is best to get it finished with as soon as possible, and not wait until Jan 31st as some people do.

    Could you speed things up by preparing the figures on a spreadsheet in advance? That is what I do.

    I have know idea what you're talking about. Sounds like taxes and tax season and this is a thread about wet sanding.

    Reading through your posting history there's a few posts that don't make sense?


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    Re: Dampsanding Tools, Tips and Techniques by Mike Phillips

    Damn that El Camino looks like a million bucks! Nice work Mike!

    Fantastic article as well. I have read over it in the past, just don't know why I didn't comment before.


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    Re: Dampsanding Tools, Tips and Techniques by Mike Phillips

    It becomes apparent to even a person unfamiliar with detailing when they are in the presence of a titan in the field. Looking at this article leaves me in awe, at both Mike's knowledge, preparation, and expertise, AND in his ability to convey his knowledge to others.

    Truly a master in his field and an exceptional teacher.

    Thanks for all you do.

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    Re: Dampsanding Tools, Tips and Techniques by Mike Phillips

    Question...

    I've read this article a couple of times since you posted it, Mike, and this time I noticed something in the photo's that may or may not have been talked about in the posts following. If it was covered then please disregard.

    Did you pull the tape off in between the compounding and polishing stages?
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    Re: Dampsanding Tools, Tips and Techniques by Mike Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by JSMet View Post

    It becomes apparent to even a person unfamiliar with detailing when they are in the presence of a titan in the field. Looking at this article leaves me in awe, at both Mike's knowledge, preparation, and expertise, AND in his ability to convey his knowledge to others.

    Truly a master in his field and an exceptional teacher.

    Thanks for all you do.

    Thank you for the compliment. I worked REALLY HARD on this article. I know car paint is thin and ANYONE doing any type of sanding, be it hand sanding or machine sanding, needs to be careful so they don't make a mistake and being careful means knowing what the heck you're doing. This means knoweldge.


    Again, thanks for the kind words... it is much appreciated...



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