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Old 01-08-2006, 12:50 AM
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that's the car I plan to restore.
Do you think the flexible sanding blocks will be necessary for those curves? I really don't want to spend 200$ to buy these, but I will do so if I have to.

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Old 01-08-2006, 04:28 AM
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I don't see anything on that car to fix! What are you planning on doing to it?

Sanding blocks are made in every different shape and size. I don't personally know of anyone that has all of them. I have a few different shaped ones, but not that many. I mainly use a small 4" soft block, and a "teardrop" shaped one. Alot of guys that I know use a longer, about 12" flat one for larger panels with slight curves in them. The others I usually only use for areas that are hard to get to. Everyone has their own preference. I would not spend $200 for soft blocks for one car.

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Old 01-08-2006, 06:08 AM
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that's not exactly my car, the photos are supposed to just give you an idea of how the curves of the car look like.
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A long flat block will work just fine on surfaces curved
more than that VW. You just have to sand in the right direction,
and take your time. It's an artistic thing, shaping filler and panels,
and there's no substitute for experience. The more you do the better
you will get. You just have to get your time in to be good.
Being patient will help you the most.
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ok nice to hear so, 200$ for more beers to drink then
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ok nice to hear so, 200$ for more beers to drink then
Now you're talking!!!
Plus, after the beer it will always look better.
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:41 PM
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Yes... Beer definately helps with body work. If it doesn't look right, you need another one. If someone else comments on it, they either need one, or directions to the door. LOL

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