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Old 10-03-2003, 12:13 PM
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Question What sand paper should be stocked?

For someone doing a frame off restoration at home what grit sand paper would you recommend stocking up on? I know theres a wide variety, but shurely a guy doesn't need a supply of every grit available.

I'm thinking for the DA sander some 180, 400, and 600 should cover most needs. And for the blocks 400, 600, and 2000.

Which grits do you guys use the most for your DA, for your blocks?

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Old 10-03-2003, 12:24 PM
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Get some 200 series and 300 series papers. Wet or Dry. Also some 80 grit for knocking down bondo.

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Try this site for some great prices on bulk sandpaper, at their rates you can afford to really stock up. I just received a large order from them and it was first rate.

http://www.onlineindustrialsupply.co...ve-sheets.html

60, 80, 180, 220 DA rolls

50 count sleeve of wet/dry
220, 320, 400, 600, 1000, 1500, 2000

Long board sheets 50 count
80, 180, 220

The stuff is not 3M, it is imported but first quality,
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Vince, Their prices look great but how about shipping?? Is it expensive??
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Here's what's in my box and the order they get used in.
36 grit to remove paint. (easy on the RPM and heat.)
80 grit to remove 36 grit scatches.
At this point bondo is applied...
36 grit to level bondo.
80 grit to tune and remove 36 grit scatches.
180 grit to remove 80 grit scratches and"feather" smooth
At this point a buliding primer is applied
320 grit to sand/level surrounding paint
400 grit to level primer
Red scotchbrite pad to dull any shiney edges
After paint..1000 grit to level "orange peel" & inperfections
2000 grit to remove 1000 grit scratches
Then buffing compound and the wheel ,glaze/wax etc..
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Yep, thats close to my standard procedure also.

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Thanks for the help guys.

Milo, your the man. Don't ever leave this forum. At least until after my ride is done.
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Shipping was not unreasonable.

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