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    How to sand round areas?

    As some of you may have seen in some pics posted earlier, I need to sand my side mirrors. Here's my problem though - if I use a sanding brick, i will get flat lines. If I just use my hand, I'll get waves. What's the best way to sand something like the side mirrors?
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    Ari

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    .Re: How to sand round areas?

    I fold the sand paper about 4 times, this give's it enough flex to do round corner but won't show the ripples
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    Re: How to sand round areas?

    In the past when I had to do this, I just used some sort of round item (dowel, pipe, etc), and used it basicly as the sanding block (wrap paper around round item, hold with hand, proceed to sand).

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    Re: How to sand round areas?

    Your local automotive paint supply store will have some special sanding sponges just for that sort of thing. They work great! Rough sand with a LONG block, inline with the body, then fine tune sand with the sponge block. Comes out perfect every time

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    Re: How to sand round areas?

    3M makes a thin hard rubber block thats perfect size for DA sandpaper.

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