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i wanted to sandbalst the body at 1st but i decided to use a 6" da using 80 Grit sandpaper man on man idi it take me a long time to sand it down to the original paint it took me 4hr and all i did was the right side quarter panel is their a better way or am i doing it all wrong i start with 80 and end with 150 grit
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Try 'turning off' the dual action part of your DA. Make it so that it only spins and you will cut through the paint a lot quick but be carefulnot to get carried away and cut too much metal. That may help speed things up. Looks like a nice project!

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i wanted to sandbalst the body at 1st but i decided to use a 6" da using 80 Grit sandpaper man on man idi it take me a long time to sand it down to the original paint it took me 4hr and all i did was the right side quarter panel is their a better way or am i doing it all wrong i start with 80 and end with 150 grit
i scrape the paint off with a sharp blade before i da it. speeds it up a lot.
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Try 'turning off' the dual action part of your DA. Make it so that it only spins and you will cut through the paint a lot quick but be carefulnot to get carried away and cut too much metal. That may help speed things up. Looks like a nice project!

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i will try that thanks........

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