DIY Sanding Question

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Hey all,

ive just done some surround sound wiring and having polyfilled the holes im looking to get a hand sander to get a good finish for painting. Ive tired just sandpaper and i cant get it to a decent standard. So what suggestions have you got for gritt of the paper and hardware to use :D

cheers
 
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wrap the sandpaper around a block of wood. this will give you a good finish without spending money on a sander.
 
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start with a medium gritt if you like and if you really want finish with a fine one to avoid marks....and do what the guy above said....wrap it in a block of wood you lazy swine :)
 
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If you use something like an 80 grit to remove the bulk of the filler then I'd guess something like 240-320 would give a smooth finish.
 
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Do it by hand. Coarse grit is good to get the bulk down then smooth off. You'll only ever make the mistake of using a power sander on a little bit of polyfiller once- it produces clouds and clouds of fine dust!
 
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Unless you plug the vacuum into the dust outlet ;)

there crap and never work properly...easiest way is a block of wood and a hoover if you wanted...simple...the time spent pratting about buying one and things you could have sanded them with a block
 
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