Sandpaper Selection

Sandpaper Selection Chart

40 is the roughest we carry, 2000 is the finest.

The Sand Paper Assortment pack contains 180, 320, 600, 1000, and 1500 grit sandpaper sheets.

Grit Description
File with holder Shaping body filler/Bondo
40 grit very rough sanding/grinding before bodywork. (not waterproof)
80 grit rough sanding before bodywork, and for sanding body filler.
180 grit final sanding and feather edging body filler.
320 grit optional final sanding before using primer and also for sanding spot putty.
400 grit rough sanding primer or for fine sanding spot putty.
600 grit final sanding primer, sand with 600 before using basecoat colors.
1000 grit wet sanding a panel to be repainted.
1200 grit wet sanding a panel to be repainted.
1500 grit final sanding clearcoat to remove defects before polishing with rubbing compound. also can be used for sanding down a panel to be repainted instead of 1000 or 1200.
2000 grit Finish wetsanding with 2000 after 1500 to make hand polishing easier.