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Old 05-02-2012, 06:29 PM
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Location: Saugerties NY
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Mein Auto: 1999 BMW 323is
Originally Posted by jkmeisl View Post
thats a good idea. I painted my crx when i was younger and hand sanded the whole thing, Took me forever. I might go get an orbital but im just scared to screw up the lines. Im not worried about time that much but i do want that time that i spend on the car to be productive

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Get the power sander you will not regret it. I tried to hand sand a ¼ inch rust spot off near my grille and it took 3 hours to sand. After that I used a power sander on my hood and it was so much better. It only took an hour to sand a 2 foot thin strip of rust on my hood and that was with a really bad sander. When I sanded my door at first I used the bad sander but I got tired and decided to try the Black & Decker sander that I did not think would be as good. The Black & Decker sand was great it sanded through rust like it was nothing so whatever sander you get make sure it is good. After I power sanded the rust and paint off I finished sanding the metal by hand. The paint came out great and now I cannot imagine painting my car without a power sander.
Alex//1999 323is - power e46 M3 seats, style 43 rims, 328 exhaust, Z3 rack, Bilstein PSS coilovers
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