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#1 Steve D.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:17 PM

This was one of most valuable tools and without it I'm lost . I thought I heard somewhere that discount beauty stores had the firm rubber foam , for toenails or something . But I checked it out at a couple of places , and it's not as firm and the foam is not as dense . My understanding is "LMG" is gone , is there anyone else selling these blocks . Or maybe a sourch for this type of foam rubber , I was thinking maybe an auto reapolstering shop .
I don't use the polishing cloths as much as I used to . (mostly for clear parts) But I use the block with a piece of an old cotton tee shirt and KIT polishing compound for nice shiney finishes . I actually do all my polishing before I paint but thats another story .
Thanks in advance for any help......................See you around the clubhouse ,
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#2 John E. Bowers Jr.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:34 PM

I think I might have what you're looking for. It's not rubber, rather a very dense heavy foam. I have been using it for many years as a sanding aid. PM me with questions. J.B.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:27 PM

I think I might have what you're looking for. It's not rubber, rather a very dense heavy foam. I have been using it for many years as a sanding aid. PM me with questions. J.B.

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Is this something I can get locally ? Or do I need to send off for it ?
Right now I'll try anything to find a replacement . These blocks are invaluable for sanding and smoothing out large panels on car kits , especially when the "BONDO" starts flying . Thanks again ,
Steve D.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 03:21 AM

I remember seeing these blocks for sale in the paint departments at both Lowes and Home Depot . Ed Shaver

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:22 AM

This was one of most valuable tools and without it I'm lost . I thought I heard somewhere that discount beauty stores had the firm rubber foam , for toenails or something . But I checked it out at a couple of places , and it's not as firm and the foam is not as dense . My understanding is "LMG" is gone , is there anyone else selling these blocks . Or maybe a sourch for this type of foam rubber , I was thinking maybe an auto reapolstering shop .
I don't use the polishing cloths as much as I used to . (mostly for clear parts) But I use the block with a piece of an old cotton tee shirt and KIT polishing compound for nice shiney finishes . I actually do all my polishing before I paint but thats another story .
Thanks in advance for any help......................See you around the clubhouse ,
Steve D.



This firm foam rubber block was a part of the LMG polishing kit as well as being available separately. LMG was the first to bring to our hobby the Micro-Mesh Polishing Kit system, and Micro-Mesh sold those to any and all comers, and still will. Have you checked Micro Mark Tools?

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:51 AM

J.B.
Is this something I can get locally ? Or do I need to send off for it ?
Right now I'll try anything to find a replacement . These blocks are invaluable for sanding and smoothing out large panels on car kits , especially when the "BONDO" starts flying . Thanks again ,
Steve D.


Steve- I have an ample supply of this stuff. P.M. or email me with your street address and I'll send a piece out to ya. J.B.