DIY Car Maintenance with function over finesse!!

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Re: DIY Car Maintenance with function over finesse!!

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IT may do depending on the profile of the panel you have the rust on, an orbital sander is I believe what you mean Ryan and with the right grade papers will do the job if you can get it onto the surface. The 'mouse' type or the multi tool may also do the job, but to be honest for surface bubbling you'll probably find you can do a nice job with a manual sanding block. :-D
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I'm okay at sanding, practice at Duxford on aircraft and doing 'Airfix' kits is handy, it's the spraying that worries me. Maybe I'll just sand and treat the rust and be the first person to have a rat rod C8
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Looks to be at least £10 dearer since I bought mine! This seems to be an updated model Vs mine (and for understanding on Amazon rather than eBay)
From Amazon
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Manual sanding block is fine, and much less noise! But can't beat an excuse to expand the power tool collection :rofl2:
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Martin Lewis recommended Amazon Warehouse so I'll look there, thx
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Rp0thejester wrote: 08 Jun 2024, 18:33 I'm okay at sanding, practice at Duxford on aircraft and doing 'Airfix' kits is handy, it's the spraying that worries me. Maybe I'll just sand and treat the rust and be the first person to have a rat rod C8
Modern day after market aerosols, I get mine here, are much improved from how they used to be. I find it fairly easy to get a decent finish now that the colour matching is so good and avoiding runs is easy, the secret is a series of quick light coats rather than drenching the panel which causes the runs. The other secret is flat the primer, then degrease the surface with a tack cloth before spraying the top coat! :)
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Think I've found a compromise on the belt sander
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that's definitely being ordered!!
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For those unaware, Amazon Warehouse is where they store stuff that's been returned because it's now unwanted. They can't sell it as new, so there could be a dent in the box 20% off!! Thank you. Look there before buying from Amazon
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Up to you of course Ryan, but I think I'd find that set up too cumbersome and heavy for the delicate work you have with surface rust. A finger sander is much lighter to work with than that attachment will be on your angle grinder!! Just saying :-D
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I play with blades upto 2 metres on a track saw, angle grinders upto 12 inches, ring saws and dragon saws that can cut upto a foot deep by hand, concrete cutting chainsaws... don't even get me started. I think I've got it covered on the strength front. Just not sure I can be that delicate with a finger sander. I'm more used to hold it for dear life than be delicate......
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Yes I have no doubt you far exceed the strength requirement, it is more the precision of control to ensure you don't make matters worse that I was getting at. That attachment will have its tip a fair distance from your controlling hand meaning a greater potential for bouncing on the work when it catches a jagged piece of rust. I'd just advise having a practice on a piece of scrap metal to get a feel for it. :)
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Scrap metal...Hmmmm....my neighbour has a Quasqai
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