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Old 04-11-2005, 07:52 PM
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I have always done my body work by hand, using sanding blocks. I just bought me a new inline air sander. Do i use it the same way i block sand, or is there a certain way you use it. I just need a few tips to get me going, as i learn fast. Getting older and slower so time to move up and learn new things to speed up my work. I checked all the threads but did not find any help on this.You all are a great help to everyone, so i thought i would ask here.

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I find that inline sanders are good for big panels with out any body lines. I just tried using one on a door off a '66 charger and it went way too fast, so I had to do it over sanding by hand. Just watch it and go a little at a time.

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Yeah, we had a little "discussion" about them a short while back.

They are a great tool and a time saver for sure and some even block with one.
I use mine for primary,major leveling and leave the finish blocking to the boards and hands.
Your only sanding about a 1 1/2" stroke and holding, draging it around IS work,so don't be fooled.

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USE OIL SPARINGLY!!!!
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I guess you would sand at an angle just as you do blocking right, or can you straight sand with it. I know all this sounds dumb but im use to doing things the hard way.
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I sanded my whole car with one and then went over it with a scotchbrite pad.
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I guess you would sand at an angle just as you do blocking right, or can you straight sand with it. I know all this sounds dumb but im use to doing things the hard way.
I use mine to knock skim coats of filler down quickly so I go at it from every direction possible - straight on and angles. As said above, it's best for large flat panels or long sweeping curves (like a trunk deck). It will take off a lot of material in a hurry, especially with a heavy grit, so be careful your first few times out. I've found it's too quick for getting your primer nice and straight so it's back to the block for that portion of the job.
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Old 04-12-2005, 07:58 AM
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Thanks all of you, your a great help. I think it will save me some time. Thanks again.
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They are great. Work just like your long sanding board but much quicker and with less physical effort - kind of like the electric tooth brush or electric fork! Just takes a little practice to get the technique down but no big deal.
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