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Wet-sanding a model car body

Q: I'm a 41-year-old dad who needed a hobby to keep my sanity, so I bought my first model kit in 25+ years.

Right now I’m primarily interested in just building the body, because ultimately it will be used on a slot-car chassis.

When prepping the body for paint, I will be attempting wet-sanding for the first time.

I've watched several instructional videos, and some just use water and a fine sandpaper; some put a little dish soap on the sandpaper as well.

I was wondering if the soap should or should not be used.

Thanks again, and it looks like your magazine will be full of tips to help me along the way.
Tim Arb
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