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Wet Sandpaper & Wet Sanding

  • £4.49

    CARPRO Orange Peel Removal Pad - Velvet 135mm

    Carpro

    CARPRO light to medium to Orange Peel Removal Pad: Equivalent to 3000 grit Sandpaper With our CARPRO Velvet and Denim Orange Peel Removal pads you ...

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    £4.49
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    Rupes X-Cut Foam Abrasive Discs

    Rupes

    The Rupes X-Cut Foam Abrasive Discs have been optimized for wet sanding and are specially designed to work well for curved sanding. The pads reduce...

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  • £9.49

    Chemical Guys Super Fine 3000 Grit Latex Self-Adhesive Sanding Sheets (3 Pack)

    Slims Detailing

    Chemical Guys synthetic latex sheets are more flexible than traditional paper sandpaper and are self-adhesive making the peel-and-stick system perf...

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    £9.49
  • £9.49

    Chemical Guys Light Cut 2000 Grit Latex Self-Adhesive Sanding Sheets (3 Pack)

    Chemical Guys

    Chemical Guys synthetic latex sheets are more flexible than traditional paper sandpaper and are self-adhesive making the peel-and-stick system perf...

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    £9.49
  • from £0.72

    3M Wet or Dry Sanding Paper (2000g)

    3M

    3M abrasive paper utilises aluminium oxide mineral for a superior finish. This improved wet or dry product is constructed from a silicone carbide m...

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  • from £3.07

    CARPRO Orange Peel Removal Pad - Denim

    Carpro

    CARPRO'S Agressive Orange Peel Removal Pad: Equivalent to 2000 grit Sandpaper With the CARPRO Velvet and Denim Orange Peel Removal pads you can now...

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    from £3.07
  • £27.49

    Chemical Guys Easy Grip Hyper Flex Water Spot Sanding Block

    Chemical Guys

    The Chemical Guys Easy Grip Hyper Flex Water Spot Sanding Block makes wet sanding quick and easy. The sanding block features a dense pink foam, mak...

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    £27.49
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    3M Wet or Dry Sanding Paper (1500g)

    3M

    3M abrasive paper utilises aluminium oxide mineral for a superior finish. This improved wet or dry product is constructed from a silicone carbide m...

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    from £0.72
  • £10.33

    3M 'Finesse-It' Hand Sanding Pad

    3M

    Red rubber hand sanding pad 1-1/4 inch diameter. Both ends of this pad can be used to hold PSA sanding discs. 

    £10.33

What is wet sanding? Generally speaking, when talking about wet sanding in the detailing world, it means that we are looking to get the best shine out of the paintwork. Extreme detailing is all about striving for that true show car finish and wet sanding can be a big help in that.

The ‘wet’ part in ‘wet sanding’ refers to the use of water, or another lubricating liquid, with using special sandpaper (that is designed to be used wet). The water acts as a lubricant and helps to carry away grit particles that are removed. This will ensure the sandpaper does not get clogged up as this could add deeper scratches to the paint’s surface. Without this lubricating liquid, material can build up in the sandpaper and leave behind scratches that are larger than the particle size, ruining your finish.

Understandably, sanding will create small scratches but the idea is to use finer and finer grits of sandpaper until those scratches are as small as possible. This will help in getting the finish of the paintwork ‘flat’. If the paintwork is not flat, light reflects off the surface at multiple angles and shows off holograms.

Sanding is not something that the detailing enthusiast should be doing in their driveway over the weekend! Sanding the surface of your paintwork is tricky business and should always be done by a professional. It is possible to go through the clearcoat of your vehicle and into the paint layers which would have to be corrected at a paint stage, not through a regular detailing process.

Once sanding has been completed, it is important to perform a three stage buff process on the vehicle. This ensures maximum shine and surface smoothness which will help with the deep, glossy appearance of the paintwork. Make your paint surfaces as smooth as glass with our range of wet sanding products.