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> Bodyguys, Where do you get your sandpaper?, What do you use?
Andyrew
post Mar 8 2011, 12:08 AM
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I bought some high quality sandpaper a long time ago from a swap meet for pretty cheap, turns out that it was some pretty good stuff. Now I am pretty low on a couple of grits and I was wondering where I should pick some up from. I know there are a lot of different brands and high and low quality stuff, and have read a couple of old threads on other forums but im curious what you guys use and where do you get it.

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post Mar 8 2011, 07:39 AM
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I buy everything from my local auto body supply store. The brand they sell is Mirka. High quality,long lasting, not cheap.

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post Mar 8 2011, 07:45 AM
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There is a FLAPS near me that is family owned and has a great auto body section. That is where I go.

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post Mar 8 2011, 08:04 AM
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walmart or lowes
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post Mar 8 2011, 08:14 AM
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Local body Paint and Supply shop and HF
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post Mar 8 2011, 08:29 AM
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QUOTE(Vacca Rabite @ Mar 8 2011, 08:45 AM) *

There is a FLAPS near me that is family owned and has a great auto body section. That is where I go.

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Zach, you wouldn't be talking about Broadway Auto Parts would you?
-amazing section for a small town shop
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post Mar 8 2011, 08:52 AM
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QUOTE(mrdkrantz @ Mar 8 2011, 09:29 AM) *

QUOTE(Vacca Rabite @ Mar 8 2011, 08:45 AM) *

There is a FLAPS near me that is family owned and has a great auto body section. That is where I go.

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Zach, you wouldn't be talking about Broadway Auto Parts would you?
-amazing section for a small town shop


I am indeed. I love that place, and need to cal them today to see if their machinist can do some work for me.
By "Eastern Shore MD" do you actually mean "Dallastown" or "Red Lion?"

How the heck do you know about Broadway? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bye1.gif)
If you are local, PM me. We should meet up.

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post Mar 8 2011, 09:53 AM
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So, What kind of sand paper do you use? Brands and models.

Im familiar with the 3m Gold and like it, I have tried klingspore and thought it was crap (Back when I was shop foreman a rep kept trying to get me to switch but his demo products were pure crap, last 1/3 as long and wouldnt stick to my D/A's).

I'll hit up my local shop during lunch and see what they have. I want to price compare with online as I can wait a couple weeks for this stuff.
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post Mar 8 2011, 10:04 AM
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I bought some from Eastwood as they had a good deal on the sanding blocks so figured get a role of 80 grit while I was at it. Compared to the Norton stuff I buy from the local body shop the Eastwood stuff is crap, I always thought all sand paper was pretty much the same ......
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post Mar 8 2011, 10:13 AM
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Good to know, Eastwood was one of the online places I was looking at.
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post Mar 8 2011, 10:20 AM
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For 2.75 wide adhesive backed rolls, I use Carborundum brand available from Summit. It's half the price of the 3M brand and seems to perform very well.

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post Mar 8 2011, 10:30 AM
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I saw some reviews on carborundum, i didnt know summit had it. This is what i'll most likely go with. Thanks!
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post Mar 8 2011, 11:13 AM
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I think Carborundum is better than 3M. It's a lot cheaper too. Norton is fine but it's as expensive as 3M now. I used to like Mirka too but it's hard to find and expensive now too.
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QUOTE(jmmotorsports @ Mar 8 2011, 05:39 AM) *

I buy everything from my local auto body supply store. The brand they sell is Mirka. High quality,long lasting, not cheap.

Jerry

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) Great product. As for the HD stuff someone mentioned: my experience with it was (IMG:style_emoticons/default/stromberg.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/icon8.gif) I buy the Mirka online and it's much, much cheaper than HD or Lowe's or my paint shop (I live in a small town).
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post Mar 8 2011, 11:42 AM
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Where do you buy online at?
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post Mar 8 2011, 11:48 AM
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I stilll get my stuff from Hayward Color right off 92 in Hayward.
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post Mar 8 2011, 11:50 AM
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I like Norton. We get it from MSC

http://www1.mscdirect.com/eCommerce/Naviga...archandizedOk=N
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post Mar 8 2011, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE(Vacca Rabite @ Mar 8 2011, 09:52 AM) *

QUOTE(mrdkrantz @ Mar 8 2011, 09:29 AM) *

QUOTE(Vacca Rabite @ Mar 8 2011, 08:45 AM) *

There is a FLAPS near me that is family owned and has a great auto body section. That is where I go.

Zach


Zach, you wouldn't be talking about Broadway Auto Parts would you?
-amazing section for a small town shop


I am indeed. I love that place, and need to cal them today to see if their machinist can do some work for me.
By "Eastern Shore MD" do you actually mean "Dallastown" or "Red Lion?"

How the heck do you know about Broadway? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bye1.gif)
If you are local, PM me. We should meet up.

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Use to live in Red Lion, and then the great town of Windsor.
I use to work at the autozone in dallastown and bought my parts at broadway during my college years
I drove my silver 74 everyday to work and parked it beside the hill by McD's
Every town should have a Broadway
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post Mar 8 2011, 02:10 PM
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Hit up Dan's distributing in Manteca. They have a great selection. AND, they are only 20min. from you.That's where I bought all my stuff.

they have precut paper that will fit the sanding boards or they also have rolls that are MUCH cheaper. The rolls are the right width and you just tear the length.
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post Mar 8 2011, 02:12 PM
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I'll check these guys out, Thanks Toon! I typically go to BandZ off of 9th street and they have served me well, so I want to check out their stuff as well.

Keep the suggestions coming guys!
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