I am doing my first build. (chesapeake 18) I created a transfer using rice paper per the wonderful advice posted on this forum and have a question. Here's what I have done with it so far. I made the stencil with a laser jet. Just a simple font used for the kayak name. I cut it out in a cloud form and wetted the surface of the kayak prior to putting the rice paper on so it will stick in place. I then wetted out the transfer and the rice paper became clear just like everyone said it would. My question is this: Should I lightly sand it prior to putting on the cloth. I probably should have done this all in one step but I felt I would not be able to control any bubbles or wrinkles in the transfer( or keep it straight for that matter) if I did that as the transfer is on the side of the kayak and was in a difficult location to work with. Will it make a differnce if I don't sand prior to putting on the cloth? If it will make a difference what should I sand it with? It just seems a little bit "rough" as it is. Any help would be appreciated.