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Old 08-02-2006, 11:40 PM
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Airsanders have their uses but there's other ways you can speed the process. A half round cheesegrater file works fast while the filler is soft and many have used this method for years. Also, you can use a longboard with some 36 grit and hit the filler while it's in the rubbery stage brushing the clogged paper clean with a wire brush as you go. A large area can be roughed in minutes, then let the cure finish and proceed with 80 then 180 or as fine as needed. Guidecoating your filler can also help the eyes see what's going on during the sanding, I use guidecoat often to verify there's no imperfections when sanding with the final grit. Your final grit is determined by what primer will be applied over it.
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