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Long board files and sandpaper

Post by retired plumber on April 29th 2008, 6:31 pm

In my opinion this is a must have if you are doing any body work using filler. It will need to be sanded down and these boards are like 16in long and do a fantastic job of leveling the surface. They are not very expensive either and the time saved over a common 4in sanding block is enormus and the repair comes out much straighter, especially if you have a large area filled . I have a air powered one I use a lot but they are costly tool.
Start with 60grit and then work your way to smoother grits as necessary. Don't worry, you will know when.
Just a heads up. Don't try to cheap out too much and get no name sandpaper on ebay. I did and most of it is junk from China. Brand name stuff is more expensive per sheet but you will use 3 junk sheets to one of the good stuff.
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Post by Matt on August 28th 2008, 12:30 am

I agree. There is a "durablok" out that will conform to the shape of whatever you are sanding. Works really well from what I hear.

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Re: Long board files and sandpaper

Post by retired plumber on August 28th 2008, 10:19 pm

The durablok is good also and does conform pretty good but when you have large flat panels you need something hard that dosen't bend.
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Post by jdwize on October 14th 2011, 11:30 am

The long board is a must for large areas ..... Why the smaller block will ride over the high spots and you'll be wavey the long block will span them and bring them down nice and even with less work ...... I don't really use the file anymore Iam talkin about the filler file ...I do like air file or da sanders but you have to block by hand to get good results flat straight ect
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Post by jdwize on October 14th 2011, 11:47 am

Also check out the motorgaurd blocks. I found some at a yard sale one is called the holy terror the other is called the big block and I agree about the cheap paper if anything use good paper cost a little more but last longer

I made some contour blocks out of radiator hose
And a long block out of a thick rubber mud flap worked great
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Post by 63Falconconvert on October 14th 2011, 3:07 pm

jdwize wrote:I made some contour blocks out of radiator hose
And a long block out of a thick rubber mud flap worked great

Sometimes you have to get creative when it comes to sanding blocks.
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Post by inda_bebe on September 7th 2012, 12:06 pm

i have durablocks, but ive been using the 1 gal. and 5 gal paint sticks a lot.
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