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Old 09-03-2020, 08:14 AM   #1
Remy LeBeau
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Sanding Sculpey Firm problem..

Hey all,
I am wet sanding my sculpey firm and it is leaving a residue that is making it hard to see the smoothness..

What do you guys do to eliminate the white residue? I have tried going over it with both water and alcohol.

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Old 09-03-2020, 09:33 AM   #2
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You mean sanding it after it's hardened?
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:41 AM   #3
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Hey Mister H!

Yes; I have already baked it and I am wet sanding it.

It is leaving a white residue from the sanded clay.

Not sure how to get rid of this, makes it difficult to see the job underneath.

Running under the sink seems to help but not 100%.

thanks !
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:56 AM   #4
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To be honest, I've never sanded hardened Sculpey before. I guess just make sure you are using the highest grit paper you can find. What I usually do is after I'm finished with an area, before heating it, I will use a tiny roller to even out the surface and/or use 70% alcohol.
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Old 09-05-2020, 02:16 PM   #5
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How much are you trying to sand off? Im assuming youre basically polishing it if youre wetsanding. For typical sanding i find 80 > 180 > 320 achieves a smooth enough finish to paint

If polishing is the goal wetsanding will get you there but the cloudy water is a result - just use a tiny spay bottle of water to clean off before it dries
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Old 10-29-2020, 11:20 AM   #6
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Should we use sanders if we do this?
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