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#1 tvandmoviecars

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

Most know about using emery boards for sanding...

Today I was in DOLLAR TREE (Everything is MAX $1!),and they had 36 Emery boards in 5 different sizes for $1.  Range from very thin ones to regular size..  I used the smallest one just today to sand the pillar between the front doors and  back side windows, and the C pillars on the AMT 75 Chevy Blazer, and it was PERFECT size.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

thanks Don for the Dollar Tree tip...



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:01 AM

Tip....they do not like wet sanding.



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

I buy the ones from the beauty supply stores, the quality is better, they hold up well to washing, and they are not to expensive at just over a dollar fifty.



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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

I buy the ones from the beauty supply stores, the quality is better, they hold up well to washing, and they are not to expensive at just over a dollar fifty.

 

I agree. You can get two different varieties, either 180/220, in black or 320/420 in pink at Walgreens, Target, etc. and they have a much finer, more consistent grit, too.

 

The cheapy nail files are good for fast material removal, but they are very coarse, and the grit is not very even.