Wetsanding tip

Mopar Body and Trim

  1. racerjoe

    racerjoe Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to share a "tool" I made for wet sanding. I seriously doubt I'm the first one to do this, so I'm not going to claim that I am. However, I've never seen it before.

    In the past I've just used a standard water hose turned very low but it was always either too much water or not enough. Another problem is the size of the hose and metal threads make increase the chance of damaging the surface with heavy scratches.

    I decided to try something different this time and visited my local big box home improvement store and picked up various fittings, 1/4" plastic tubing, and a garden mister. I'm nearly done wet sanding and it has worked great. I probably spent less than $10 making this and saved way more on my water bill!
     

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      4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA! FABO Gold Member

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      Good idea thanks for posting.
       
    • sireland67

      sireland67 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Good idea, I would add a $2 hose shut off valve to the garden hose connection.
       
    • famous bob

      famous bob mopar misfit

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      even tho my bodyman friend is a wonder w/ an orbital sander, and there is very little to do when he`s done w/ it, I used a squeeze bottle, worked very well .
       
    • racerjoe

      racerjoe Well-Known Member

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      Squeeze bottle is fine for small panels. I'd rather not have to refill the bottle every 10 minutes when I'm out there sanding for hours.

      Call me old school, but I use a block and don't intend on changing to an orbital. I just don't see how an orbital can get the panel as flat as a block can.
       
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      Pop bottle with a hole poked in the cap. Bout as simple/easy as it gets for me!

      *edit: I can see your point with large panels. I only have to refill every 30 min or so though...

      And I agree with th block
       
    • halifaxhops

      halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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      I use drip irrigation hose, I have a ton of it since I farm hops! Has a pinhole every 6 inches. The bottle works well also.
       
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