hookit sandpaper

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Chrisg
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Re: hookit sandpaper

Post by Chrisg » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:21 pm

hey don't call the sander old as thats the same as the one i have fallen back on after killing the last one. :lol:

Great idea, thanks for posting it. :o I have many meters of coving in front of me so i'll have ago.
Chris & Michelle

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puremajek
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Re: hookit sandpaper

Post by puremajek » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:44 pm

OK Dazza, I give up.

What sander did use use to cove the the sander we see? ;)

How do you do your internal corners (where three coves meet)? That always got me...back to elbow grease for me anyway.

Bit of a tip for those about to start out too:
The smaller the cove, the harder it is to make a tool such as this to do the job and the more finesse is required. I actually prefer the larger cove while it does use more material.

Thank you for posting. May be an idea for a separate thread and 'home-made gadgets' ... that do work.
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travel4fun
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Re: hookit sandpaper

Post by travel4fun » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:55 pm

Okay, I've just purchased some 120 and 24 Sia hookit paper from thesandpaerman.com.au will let you know how it compares.

Dazza got your pm, just can'nt reply not sure why ?

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Re: hookit sandpaper

Post by rexd666 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:40 am

Travel4fun,
That is a system restriction on new members to prevent spammers using the PM system. I removed the restriction on you so you will be able to reply to that PM now.
Steve

travel4fun
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Re: hookit sandpaper

Post by travel4fun » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:11 pm

Hi all , well I received my paper from the man and used it on the weekend, four days to paint two hulls finished colour coat. day touture boarded port side hull the next day prep and painted, repeated same process next day on starboard side.

Found the paper as good as 3m 255p same price in the long run as we have been paying from previous supplier. so all is good , thanks martica and all other who gave advise.

So anyway here are some pics of the result.


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mahnamahna
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Re: hookit sandpaper

Post by mahnamahna » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:28 am

Wow, that paint job looks fantastic. Just wow!!!

Coupla things tho. You might want to reduce the size of your pics before using a hosting service, that way they will fit on the forum page. Suggest about 100k would about do it (yours are over 1 meg). Also I find that tinypic.com does not like big pics and does not reduce them as it claims it will.

Next thing, ok, 4 days......but how much prep time went in before that, surely you have sanded that entire boat at least 4 or 5 times prior to that final sand. Dont build up false hopes in us yet to start fairing types that see months and months of sanding ahead of them :?

Just a great job. Congrats. You must be pretty happy with your lot in life.

Cheers,
Paul
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rexd666
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Re: hookit sandpaper

Post by rexd666 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:54 am

I am just testing an option to resize the images, which I have been promising to fix for a while. We have unlimited disk quota on the server so space is not an issue, just getting them to fit inside the forum. There is an addon to the forum software that will allow people to upload attachments and will resize them for display. But it also preserves the full size image for people to zoom on if they want, which I like because you can examine something in detail still. This option is better as it means we have the images located locally, we have already lost images in some older posts due to image hosts changing or cancelling accounts.

So that is the detail, the end result of which will be you can post images without worrying about the details.

I will try and get it all done this weekend.
Steve

travel4fun
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Re: hookit sandpaper

Post by travel4fun » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:47 pm

mahnamahna , very true indeed , many days and hours spent getting it to a stage ready for final rub down and spraying of the top coat.

Many hours sand and applying fairing and sanding with straight 750mm long torture board. = 40grit then 36 grit then 80 grit

Paint
1 Stage = prep for No1 primer from Altex

2nd Stage = 4hrs later spray No2 High Build spray bog Altex wet on wet coat.

3rd Stage = sand spray bog with 120 grit torture board

4th stage = re spray with No2 high build Altex

5th Stage = sand with 120grit torture board

6th Stage = spray with jotun pengaurd HB

7th Stage = sand with 120 grit torture board

8th stage = spot filled all pin holes and blemishes and resprayed with jotun HB

9th stage = torture boarded with 240 grit the final 150 Round 240grit orbital sander just to buff any marks out of final sand wiped over again with fine grade soft pads on all radius edges.

Blow off dust with air compressor, wipe down fully with 3/4 water to metho mix and allow to dry ( about ten minutes )

Altex Elite pro urethane 1:1 ratio.
Painting = 1 x 1/2 coat with color.

2 x full coat no thinners.

1 x full coat with 10% thinners

1 x full coat with 20% thinners.

then went to beach to drink champagne

Hope that helps.

seamad1250
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Re: hookit sandpaper

Post by seamad1250 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:42 am

Got a case of champagne at my place if you come over to my boat :lol:

How did you find the altex #2 to sand, was it easier than the jotun ?
Have heard that it is softer and easier .
Awesome finish, got a bit more bogging to do myself.
cheers
sean

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