wet sanding

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wet sanding

  1. present participle of wet sand


wet sanding (countable and uncountable, plural wet sandings)

  1. The process of sanding with extremely fine-grained sandpaper, using a lubricant such as oil or water to prevent the sandpaper from clogging.
    • 1976, Leslie Linsley, The Decoupage Workshop, page 68:
      Some wet sanding and a few more coats of varnish had it looking respectable enough to antique.
    • 1986, Constructing a Solid-body Guitar: A Complete Technical Guide, →ISBN:
      It takes many applications of lacquer and subsequent wet sanding operations to obtain that final smooth luster.
    • 2013, Dennis W. Parks, How to Paint Your Car: Revised & Updated, →ISBN, page 102:
      Wet sanding yields its best results on clear coats that are then polished.
    • 2015, Melvin Benzaquen, Trans Am & Firebird Restoration: 1970-1/2 - 1981, →ISBN, page 106:
      This coat receives many wet sandings and polishings.
  2. The process of smoothing damp material with a sponge.
    • 1998, William Perkins Spence, Installing & Finishing Drywall, →ISBN, page 143:
      An alternate sanding method is wet sanding. It involves blending in the edges of the joint compound by stroking them with a wet sponge.
    • 2002, Finishing Walls & Ceilings, →ISBN, page 62:
      Wet sanding is a dustfree alternative to dry sanding. Use a high-density, small-cell polyurethane sponge made for wet sanding.
    • 2012, Myron R. Ferguson, Drywall: Professional Techniques for Great Results, →ISBN, page 131:
      For a larger wet sanding job, use a high-density polyurethane sponge made specifically for this purpose.