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    Best type of electric sander to use on sideskirts

    As per title - I have a detailing sander and a belt sander available. Are either of these suitable to save me some work on sanding the side skirts down? And what type of pad should I use on them (any particular grade), and can I get a really smooth grade to get them nice and smooth like by using wet and dry (or do I still have to do final finishing by hand)?

    Cheers as always guys!

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    I reckon you'de be better off using the detailing sander.
    Start with something quite rough like 300-400.
    Once a lot of the bumps have gone move onto something like 600-800.

    Then give them a couple of coats of filler primer (manky mustard colour) and go over them again with 800 by hand (wet).
    By this point they should be mirror smooth.
    Perfect for a couple of coats of primer (plastic or regular).
    Then 2-3 coats of colour and 2-3 coats of lacquer.

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    Cheers for that Teejay - will be doing both cars in one go to save on messing around so will probably have to wait until next weekend.

    Then I've got to tackle the mirrors and handles on my car...anyone any advice on colour coding either of those or are they a much easier job?

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    Belt sand will likely melt the plastic.

    I did mine by hand.
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    I've just done my side strips by hand - made a real mess in the lounge, and took about 2-3 hours to get all 4 bits smooth.

    Mirror covers were a piece of piss. 10 mins by hand if that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejay View Post
    I've just done my side strips by hand - made a real mess in the lounge, and took about 2-3 hours to get all 4 bits smooth.
    LOL I wouldn't recommend anyone else doing this in their lounge, but hey, there's always one..
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    You can watch the tv at the same time to relive the tedium
    Or listen to the radio
    And it's a shit load warmer than doing it outside

    I think I've turned into a softy southerner
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