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#DIY Sanding stick. During building my models I need to sand plastic.  Sanding sticks are the best way to do this.  I make them myself. For this you will need: 
-sanding paper(any grit you need)
-double side foamed tape
-plastic card or any piece of plastic
-sharp knife
-ruler

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First cut strip of plastic and sand edges to make them smooth.

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Then cut a piece of foamed tape and glue to plastic strip.

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Cut off excess tape. Cut necessary strip of sanding paper and glue it to the stick with tape.

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If you need double side sanding stick then glue sanding paper from another side.

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I make my own too. I use 3M tape and I cut one side flush so I can sand tight to an inside 90 degree corner. The other side, I leave the sandpaper Sticking out 1/16”- 3/32”  so I can sand an inside radius corner.

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5 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

I make my own too. I use 3M tape and I cut one side flush so I can sand tight to an inside 90 degree corner. The other side, I leave the sandpaper Sticking out 1/16”- 3/32”  so I can sand an inside radius corner.

Great idea! I should to try your variant too.

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This is why I leave the paper wider than the stick. It makes it easy to sand an inside radius like this without leaving any score marks from the edge of the stick.

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I sometimes use either rubber cement or C.A.to adhere paperback sandpaper to make a sanding tool for a special application where there isn't much clearance and there isn't room for double sided foam tape.

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I make mine out of popcycle sticks cut to whatever width I want. I cut strips of whichever grit of sandpaper I was a little wide & use Testors glue that's in orange/red tube. When dry I trim off excess sandpaper.

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I made my sanding sticks with one of my kit's box (at least everybody has one) and white glue.

I made a little video with english translations :) 

 

 

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