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Old 01-18-2010, 05:47 PM
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Which type of sanding board/block?

Hi all,
Just a quick question about sanding. Has anyone used the durablock sanding blocks? I'm thinking about the 16" block for the large areas of my panel truck. Would a wooden handle type with metal base be better, or a more flexible type?
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Buy the complete Durablock package, you will not regret it.

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Buy the complete Durablock package, you will not regret it.
Vince is right on target once again. Basically, buy or make as many different sizes and shapes of block as you possibly can. I bought one of the smaller Durablock "sets" (it had 6 different shapes and sizes) and I not only used every one of them I craved even MORE. It seems like every panel on a car has its own unique shape and no single block will sand all those shapes properly.
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The DuraBlocks are good Sanders for the money, but I really like these better-they conform to curves, and you can adjust the amount of "Flex" with the three stainless rods-

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AFY-8907688337

I don't think there is one "best" Sander. Heck, one of my favorite Sanders is a piece of Oak that I put through my Wood Planer (so it's perfectly flat)-just put some adhesive backed Paper on it and go to work (I like Carborundum). DuraBlock makes one that is round that I use a lot, too. Lots of different ways to skin a Cat-

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All of thoes suggestions work great and like 35window said, theres more than one way to skin a cat. I've used everything from a block of wood to the durablocks, and even have used a short piece of hose and wrapped a piece of sandpaper around it.
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Another vote for Durablocks here, I have used some other things, but Durablocks just feel great and work great. Yes get the set.
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Durablock set it is...thanks again; finding this site was the best "mistake" I've made.
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durablocks gets my vote, i don't know what i did before i had them!
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