Paint now or sand more?

Posted by Aaron J. on Jun 10, 2004

OK I just finsihed sanding down one half of my canoe with 120 grit using an orbital sander till there are no little glossy spots left. In quiet a few places now the sanding went down to the top of the S-glass and if you run your finger over it you can feel a slight texture change.

Will this show through the paint? If I apply another coat of epoxy will it set up smoother on the sanded surface or be like starting all over?

Also I'm under the impression that i need to sand to 180 grit to paint so that would take me down further into the weave.

Speaking of 180... I can't find discs in that grit... do I hand sand or can I just use 220 discs?