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OT? Got B-Day Buck$$ What kind of Pnuematic Sander to Get


justinevert

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First off, THANK YOU for your thoughts and prayers for us in Texas. It is going to be a bad one from the coast line all the way to Eastern part of Texas.

Got some BDay $$ by way of Lowes Gift Card from my wife (so I would not buy any '02 car parts) However I am getting all the stuff I need for doing the paint prep on Lola (ha ha! Take that my sneaky wife).

Anyway I was at Lowes looking at sanders so that I can use on Lola, especially after I spray filler-primer on, do I use an orbital, standard or plane? Also I am as well as a HVLP sprayer that can handle that material.

Any thoughts (and prayers) will be much appreciated!!

Staying dry for now.

Justin

'75 '02

Lola (because what Lola wants, Lola gets :P

The question is not that we broke a few rules or took certain liberties with our female guests.

We did ;)

Charlie don't surf!!

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old paint and sanding down filler.

If you're gonna grind welds, though, get a high speed disk sander (use with a grinding wheel) or a die grinder.

Jitterbug or air files are for sanding down bondo...

mike

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I agree with Mike (every good body man has an 8" and a jitterbug and an air grinder, aka die grinder). I like IR (Ingersol Rand) stuff. Although one of my friends - a car-resto pro - swears by "cheap equipment" (like Chicago Tools). As he says, "fiberglass and bondo destroy tools - so why get something expensive? Go cheap, and then replace them when they crap out."

And you also should invest in a good set of Durablocks. Nothing beats hand sanding when doing the final prep work. For that, you need Durablocks. Also, save your pennies for high-quality sandpaper. The good stuff costs $$$.

You won't find Durablock at Lowes or HD. You'll find them at a quality auto-paint supplier, like Finishmasters. Sometimes, you can find them at the better car-show vendor booths.

http://www.dura-block.com/

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Will start doing body prep work soon (sand, filler, sand, repeat) and have $$ from my B-Day. Looking at the tools and wondering what the performance difference with DA and orbital sanders?

I am definitely interested in the DuraBlocks though.

Justin

The question is not that we broke a few rules or took certain liberties with our female guests.

We did ;)

Charlie don't surf!!

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