Sandpaper is a special thick paper with a rough, abrasive surface. Auto body painters sand body panels with sandpaper before painting it.

Sandpaper is also useful for removing loose paint, rust, grit, or dirt when you're painting or refinishing something.

Auto body sandpaper comes in grades from 36 grit which is the most aggressive to 2000 grit which is very smooth.

Automotive Sandpaper Grit

  • 36 grit used to remove paint down to bare metal and to do some rough shaping of your autobody filler.
  • 80 grit used for leveling the bondo and then 120 or 180 just before you put on the primer.
  • 220 grit used for painted surfaces that just need to be cleaned up you can remove chips.
  • 400 to 600 grit sandpaper just before you apply paint.
Keyword: sandpaper

Disclaimer: Youcanic has made every effort to assure the accuracy of the information on this page. Neither Youcanic nor its affiliates assume responsibility for any loss or damage due to any errors, omissions, lack of information. You agree to hold Youcanic free from any liability arising out of the use of any information contained within. All pictures and references to trademarks and car names are for reference only and do not imply an association with the manufacturer. Consult your owner's manual or authorized factory manuals when performing repair procedures. By entering this site, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Polity.