More on Sanders
When it comes to sanding down a car body for paint, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Different shops will have their own favored methods and pieces of sanding equipment, depending on the size and shape of the vehicle being worked on, as well as the desired finish. However, there are some general tips that can be followed to get the best results.
One important factor is choosing the right sandpaper for the job. Coarse sandpaper should be used for removing large amounts of material quickly, while finer grades can be used for more detailed work or a smoother finish. Always sand in the direction of the grain where possible, and use light pressure to avoid damaging the surface underneath.
In addition, different types of sanders can be useful for different parts of the bodywork process. Orbital sanders are good for larger areas, while belt sanders are better for tougher jobs like removing paint or rust. Detail sanders can be used for smaller areas and tight corners. With a little practice and some careful thought about what each tool can do, any car body shop can become a master at sanding down vehicles ready for paintwork.