What would be the best grit sandpaper to prep stainless steel windshield and t-top trim pieces for painting? I will be using rattle can Trim Black and want to be sure the paint sticks to a good surface, but don't want to over due it where scratches show through the paint. On the 82, all trim was painted black and Trim Black seems to be the perfect match. I've tested 400 grit wet/dry but not sure that is enough??
Vette(s): #1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile
#2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker
Phil have you tried any "Scotch Brite" ? I think the maroon color would be perfect and would conform down into the curves a bit better. Make sure you get a real good prep cleaner to use before painting the black. Plus the pad will be much better on the carpiltunnel.
Vette(s): 1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top
I like the Scotch brite..the 400 grit paper probably got all the dirt and grime off but isn't enough to truly scuff the surface..I would use a good primer also with thin coats maybe 2 sanding the first coat with the 400 grit paper..it won't go to waste! I would paint both sides also so it doesn't show any edges..should look great though..have fun and take your time!
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