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I have already sanded the stock paint, put a coats of primer, then wet sanded, put on several layers of paint followed by 5 layers of clear coat. I'm using kyrlon enamel spray paint and have been using many thin layers instead of a few heavy layers. How long should I wait before wet sanding the clear coat and should I sand it with 1500 grit followed by 2000 or should I just go straight for the 2000? Ive read several different guides and done say 48 hours and a few say 2 weeks so I don't know which one to follow. I have almost no orange peel and there are no drips or bubbles, but I do have some dust stuck on the clear coat.
    
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5 layers of clear is a lot. I would wait 3 days for it to cure. What you want to do to help the curing process is move the part from hot to cold, hot to cold.

Now unless you have a nice compound + polish i wouldn't recommend wet sanding the clear coat.

But if you are set on wet sanding, start with the 2000 and move to the rubbing compound and then to polish.
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i would just use the 2000 grit, i would wait till it dries, then another 2-3 hours before i sanded on it.
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5 layers of clear is a lot. I would wait 3 days for it to cure. What you want to do to help the curing process is move the part from hot to cold, hot to cold.

Now unless you have a nice compound + polish i wouldn't recommend wet sanding the clear coat.

But if you are set on wet sanding, start with the 2000 and move to the rubbing compound and then to polish.
They are very thin layers, but since I'm planning on wet sanding I decided to put a little extra. I also will be using rubbing compound after I wet sand. Thanks for the help!
    
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No. Repeat. NO. NO. NO. NO.

Wait a MINIMUM of 2 weeks!!!


Because Bill says so.

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