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Old 06-18-2013, 07:39 AM
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I don' know what a standard block is but, what I use on a repair the size your working on is a long block board...16 X 2 3/4...it doesn't need to be flexible...I prefer them not to be...I don't own a flexible long board.

Having this piece of equipment would make your job easier...but...you need to think of the dent as being an imperfection in the whole door...so no pressure on the block...long board, short block...whatever block your using. I move the block at about a 45 degree angle in relationship to the dent....10 to 15 strokes and then I move the block in the opposite 45 degree angle... continue this method, back and forth, always feeling as to how your progressing, no pressure on the block....it doesn't matter what shape your trying to repair, this method will always follow the contour of the panel.

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thanks the sanding block ive been using is one of those ones that fits in the palm of ur hand

ill hvae to see if i can pick up a long one
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It'll make your job a lot easier...and faster.
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noone locally has long sanding blocks, i will be placing an order to summitracing in a few days for a few parts

how would this block work ?
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ard-tai-af4403

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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/hmg-5507
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The Hutchins block is a better block....the dura block is a hard foam block, it does work well, if when you get it it's straight. I've heard of them being bent or crocked either from shipping or packaging...the Hutchins block will be a better investment. Some people swear by the Dura block...I've seen the bent ones...and that just defeats the purpose of a block.

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thanks got one in my shopping cart now , goign to see if they have some of the metal body filler spreaders, i cant stand these rubber ones i got from napa

basically they are bondo brand but the same thing as these
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/wmr-w1001/overview/

i havent seen them in a long time but back in the racecar shop i rember having some really thin metal ones that were still a bit flexable but had a nice plastic piece were u would grip it

any idea were to get those?
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I use metal filler spreaders I've had for years...if for whatever reason filler dries on them...I can sand it off...one of the reasons I still use my DA...LOL

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I use metal filler spreaders I've had for years...if for whatever reason filler dries on them...I can sand it off...one of the reasons I still use my DA...LOL

Ray

i want a set these rubber things suck , only thing i can find are spackle/putty spreaders and there to thick though i could prolly get by with one just not flexable like the ones i rember using when i was younger
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Actually I bought mine about 10 years ago from NAPA...up here in Canada our NAPA Body Shop Supply stores are called C-Max...a package of different sizes cost me about $5.00 Canadian if I remember correctly. I thought it was a great deal and bought 2.

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i didnt have much time after work today so i decided to leave the door and quarter panel along till my new sanding block gets here and started striping the hood , i only had about 30 minutes to work so i just started on one section




the black and blue i had on the hood came right off with the 120 grit paper but dam there is something a yellowish color right above the factory primer that is a real ***** shouldnt be to bad once i go grab some 60 or 80 grit discs though
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Be careful, you don't want to warp a large panel like that...are you striping the hood with a DA? If so, keep the DA moving, and your paper sharp and fresh, dead paper will generate heat, warp the hood and then your definitely buying that new one...LOL

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yeah im using a da , i keep running my hand over th epanel to make sure im not getting it to hot, made that mistake once when i was 16 helping a friend strip the hood on his vw beetle lol, though with all the paint on the hood i thought about getting a can of aircraft/paint stripper and stripping it chemically
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Just making sure...that's a mistake that we've all made at least once...and sure don't want to repeat.

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well i wish i would have thought of this earlier but it still saved me a bunch of sanding discs






still have to get rid of the grey primer but it should be alot easier to do now
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I see that you used a razor blade...I'm sure that it did save you a lot of time...now to just get that primer off. Has your Epoxy arrived yet?

Ray
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