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Old 07-15-2012, 07:20 PM
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Are any of you guys using a soft interface pad on your DA sander for initial stripping to bare metal? Are there any pros/cons?

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I'd say an interface pad is usually for sanding clear with a finishing da (3/32" throw) or to prep for paint or clear. For stripping there's no need for it. A DA even with a 3/8" throw isn't aggressive enough to cut into bodylines or gnaw on a high point so there's no point for the soft pad to strip a car/part.

Great stripping tools are a 3/8" DA with 40 grit, a buffer w/ backing pad and 40/80 grit, or a mud hog with 40 grit. Lately, I've been experimenting with a light once over with a 5" grinder and 40 grit after I do the initial buffer and 40 grit after stripping. I used to follow up with a 80 grit scratch on a da to clean up the metal but I've noticed the bondo feathers out much nicer with the 40 grit grinding scratch. Next time I'll try a 50-60 grit disk on my grinder and see how that feathers out.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:39 AM
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How much stripping do you have to do...The 8" gear drive (mud hog) is really the way to gofor stripping with a sander ,first 40 -36 then 80 but to expensive (cost of the paper) for anything more than a panel or two...
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Im going to use my DA sander ( long handle) not a palm da finish sander.
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Are any of you guys using a soft interface pad on your DA sander for initial stripping to bare metal? Are there any pros/cons?
It'll strip just as fast either way, but I like useing a pad because it
helps to keep the sander from hopping as much.
Seems to give more control.
It also depends on the sander and speed.
I also have some soft pads and some pretty hard ones
that are quite different to use.
they can vary a lot and give a different feel.
So bottom line, it's what's more comfortable to you.
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