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Piers Bowlan28/07/2018 11:52:44
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Er, why would you want to face your sanding blocks with foam?

Piers Bowlan28/07/2018 12:06:30
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Good answer yes 

I like sanding blocks to be hard and flat, which is why I like permagrit sanding blocks heart 

Vive la difference!


Edited By Piers Bowlan on 28/07/2018 12:10:54

Mike T28/07/2018 14:42:31
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You need a range of surface conformity when sanding, from zero (Permagrits) to max (hand held paper) and all points in between.

Top tip: What! ( the retail outlet - stupid name) sells packs of foam abrasive blocks in coarse and fine grades at £1 for 10. The first set I got were so good they lasted years. The most recent lot not quite so good, but as good or better than the branded stuff you get from DIY stores which cost a few quid each!

Piers Bowlan28/07/2018 15:40:54
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I try not to do car bodywork! Thanks for the explanation Mike and good tip.

Engine Doctor29/07/2018 11:15:52
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Laminate flooring underlay foam is good an a bit firmer. Never used any foam back abrasive blocks on car body work still dont and always got flat invisible repairs. I can see the benefit when flatting/keying good paint prior to painting but not for anything else. Use of foam might explain some of the horrendous repairs I see while driving around ! Some look like a "Wavy Line " grocers sign ! A neighbour has just had her car repaired after some imbecile keyed it. Being kind ,it looked better before the repair. No mapping just bumps and valleys .

Mike T30/07/2018 16:15:07
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Posted by Engine Doctor on 29/07/2018 11:15:52:

Use of foam might explain some of the horrendous repairs I see while driving around !

Never confuse the capability of a tool with the incapability of the klutz wielding it...

Don Fry30/07/2018 19:02:10
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Or as my dad said, "tool's not got a brain, problem is, have you?"

Mike T13/08/2018 15:58:16
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Posted by Piers Bowlan on 28/07/2018 11:52:44:

Er, why would you want to face your sanding blocks with foam?



Former Member22/07/2019 06:46:33
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Michael Barclay22/07/2019 15:45:47
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Make your sanding blocks from scrap Depron. Cost nothing and work a treat. 2 minutes to make a couple. Any size you nedd for the job in hand. Use wet or dry.p1070290.jpg

Edited By Michael Barclay on 22/07/2019 15:47:23

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