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#1 Connor_B

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:58 PM

Hi 

 

Has anyone had any experience with orbital disk sanders i need to prepare my mini for paint some time soon and ive picked up a decent ocelating orbital disk sander to use with my compressor but i don't want any lines in the paint that will show up later but i don't want to sand the thing by hand so i wondered if anyone had used one.

 

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:09 PM

If the paints fine, some flatting compound on a  wet scotch pad is what the bodyshop that I go to uses.  Takes the sheen off the paint and cleans as it goes.  Doesn't take much effort either.



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:10 PM

I have used both an air da and a mirka ceros electrical one, they are very good for flatting paint but I still use large sanding blocks for shaping and flatting filler.

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:16 PM

Unfortunately i have been told to remove all of the black paint from mine (half the car is black) for a respray so I've got some work to do :)



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 11:26 AM

You need a BIG compressor to run a DA (dual action) sander. I've got a twin cylinder Ingersol Rand monster with a 200l tank and it won't keep up with a 6" DA for any length of time. I've got an electric DA sander that I tend to use for large areas - it's a Clarke one from Machinemart. I've also got a "mouse" oscillating sander that came from Lidl or Aldi some years back (whichever one sells lime green stuff) and I highly rate it.

 

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:17 PM

My 3hp Clarke keeps up with da but is noisy with sander running as well. I invested in a mirka ceros and its superb and is nearest to air sander I could find. I burnt out a cheap electric da from screwfix as all the dust must have got in motor.

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 01:01 PM

Thanks for all your advice guys think my compressor setup will be able to keep up better get started :)



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 07:55 AM

I have a Bosch air one used everyday never let me down for the passed 4 years electric ones work well too if you haven't got a bigger enough compressor,scotching is good just not the best method on large panels as i rarther wizz over with a 500, 800 wet and dry also just my choice/ works better for me




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