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Sandpaper finer than 2000 grit?

Where can I find some?
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Dont need it... Use 2000 grit and then use some rubbing compound. Its a liquid that takes out scratches after 2000 grit. Its basically 2500-3000 grit sandpaper. Best used on a slow buffer with a sponge type pad, then follow it up with some showcar glaze with the same technique

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Dont need it... Use 2000 grit and then use some rubbing compound. Its a liquid that takes out scratches after 2000 grit. Its basically 2500-3000 grit sandpaper. Best used on a slow buffer with a sponge type pad, then follow it up with some showcar glaze with the same technique

yeah hes right... anything finer than 2000 grit and your getting in to notebook paper

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if u end up wanting to buy finer sandpaper any autoparts store will have u might have to ask them they should have it in the back. I used to work at oreilly's and we kept up to 3000 grit in the back. I think 2000 was the max out front.
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3M makes some 3000 for a DA with a hook-it type foam pad that works great. I use it on everything I buff. You use it with a squirt bottle and make a couple passes in each direction and you are done, cuts down on your buffing time alot.
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Well I'm just trying to clean up my headlights. Even after using a plastics cleaner and polish it still doesn't look that great. Any suggestions?
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I have a 97 Cobra, the headlamps were looking like ass. Used 2000 grit, kept it wet. Had to get aggressive, took a while, then used my buffer with wool pad at 1000 rpm and some polishing compound. Looks great, only thing is driver side has moisture behind it, so will have to get new one anyway.....damnit. If it hadn't been for that, they would be brand new looking. Wish I had a digital camera, would have taken before/ after pictures.

On a Grand Cherokee the other day, I started with 1000 grit to get the worst of it off, then went to 2000 grit, then polish. Turned out pretty well also for as bad as they were.
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