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Old 07-17-2004, 03:22 PM
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Can i use an electric sander?

Can i use a black and furniture sander to sand the old paint and rust off of my truck before priming? what grit should i use?

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It will work.
First thing to do is carry the sander to an automotive paint store and buy some automotive sanding paper to fit the sander.
Wood sanding paper is not going to get the job done very well or any other type sand paper you buy at Home Depot or a hardware store.

If your stripping to metal use 80 Grit.
If your sanding the paint smooth for primer 180 will do.
Final sand before paint will be done with 320 -600.
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