Sanding - best/good soft form-able sanding pad?? for round overs, raised panels, etc.

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Forum topic by steve6678 posted 11-05-2012 02:31 AM 1062 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2012 02:31 AM

I have struggled with sanding these areas for years.
Sanding sponges, uggg.
Hand contoured.
Folding in half a expensive piece of 5 hole hook and loop – MIRKA, what a waste, and this is what I usually resort to doing. I waste Mirka Gold for a fold in half half ass sander.
Any new products out, HOPEFULLY on Amazon, I am trying to fill up a shopping cart for free shipping, ha

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#1 posted 11-05-2012 02:57 AM

what about the Norton 3X Contour Sanding Sponges, anybody use these.
What do you use?
ALSO, I have been going 120g onmy awesome orbital, then 150g, and I find it smooth enough, but I go to 180g and it mirror, very rarely 220g though I have a lot of inventory in it, I just don’t use it…
Maybe I should continue through the grits?
120g, 150g, 180g, 220g.
Watco, then Gel Top Coat Satin.
I skip the 220g.
Maybe I’d even get a better finish

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#2 posted 11-05-2012 04:15 AM

I struggled with this for a while too. I ended up with siaair pads. They work great. I get them from ebay.

I sand at 100, then 150 and stop there. I never needed to go further as wetsanding takes care of smoothing out the finish.

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#3 posted 11-05-2012 12:44 PM

Auto paint suppliers have sanding pads in different grits kinda like scotts brights. Lasts a long time and the more you use them the finer they get. They hold on to a hook and loop sander. The sanding disc they sell lasts way longer than any other i’ve bought for wood.

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