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Old 07-18-2005, 06:23 PM
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Nice sanding blocks. Really.

I was at an autobody supply place today and walked by the sanding blocks. Always looking for another one to add to my collection so I can toss it on my shelf and go back to the cut down paint stick.

Anyway there was a block about the size of a paint stick but thicker. Had a real good feel to it. They had a complete kit so I bought the kit. Has round blocks, small ones, large, etc.

Here is the link to their site Its called dura-block. They dont have a great picture.

They really work nice. By far the best set of sanding blocks I have had. So for those that have not seen them, give it a look.

Rich

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I used the small rectangle and the long/skinny sanding block on my car, both worked great.
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I have the entire set, they work great.

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They do work nice when a flexible block is needed. rrmccabe, it sounds like you've got a selection of blocks that you're not happy with, I tune all of my blocks to make them straight. Rubber, plastic, and wood blocks and boards change shape and warp with age. Check your blocks and boards with a straight edge. I modify my boards to take any warpage out, I also round all edges, With some 80 grit PSA board paper attached to a piece of straight plate or plywood you can true most any rubber or plastic block. Some of my boards have been modified with a threaded rod to adjust straightness. I've seen wood handled boards warp an 1/8" when himidity is high.

Just some things to consider, the paintstick won't do the job if you're after perfection. Bob

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Old 07-18-2005, 10:00 PM
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Bob,

Yes, I have a pretty good selection and I have tweaked most of them. I have noticed some do not age well. My hard foam pads distort with age and I always end up guidecoating with a chamfered paint stick and have had good results. Just have to stay away from inside radiuses

These new blocks I bought are very unusual. They are harder than the average foam pad. I think they are keepers as long as they hold there shape.

It was the one about the size of a paint stick that caught my eye.

I caught your post with your sons Nova project. Thats a great way to teach them. My dad did the same thing but not that big of a project.

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Those Dura Blocks are about the best rubber blocks around. The hold their shape well and IF you can get the whole set,is a wise investment if you do much bodywork. I also have a teardrop shaped one for edge's of all sorts,the flat/pointed side, and wheel openings and such with the rounded side. It's not a Dura but is usually sold along side them.
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Sorry to do this to your thread Durablock but your advertising posts violate our strict no advertising policy on the forums. You are free to put ads in the classifieds section. Please read the 'New Member' posts at the head of each forum.

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I have a home made 32" board that has proven to be very valuable, If you made one close to this length I would definately buy one. 34" would also be a good size for people that use precut length board paper- these could be applied end to end. The roll dispensed cut to length board paper really makes the odd sized blocks and boards easy to use.

A dedicated wetsanding design with paper holding capability would also be nice to have. Bob
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I broke down and bought one of these and really like it.
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Its OK Jeff-
He's gonna send EVERYONE full line samples for our review, that posted prior to his post! Although, he hasn't PM'd me for my address...
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