Having the right auto body sanding tools can be crucial to getting a job done right along with a nice finish.
Here we list the most common types of sanding tools used that wont break the bank and get you on the way to becoming an auto body expert.
Basic Types of Auto Body Sanding Tool List
- Sanding Board
- Air Powered Straight Line Sander
- Round Sanding Block
- Square Sanding Block
- DA Sander
- Cheesegrater Blade
Tool Aid SG 89920 Sanding Board
A sanding board is the basic fundamental building block of any auto body work repair tool kit.
They are inexpensive and a basic go to tool.
The sand paper simply attaches to it and is ready to go.
Since it is long the pressure can be disturbed between both your hands giving good downward sanding strokes.
Ingersoll Rand 315 Heavy Duty Air Twin Piston Straight Line Sander – 2-3/4-Inch x 17-1/2-Inch Pad
Like the sanding board a straight line sander works the same way only powered.
It can quickly remove a lot of material so be sure to understand the principle of a hand powered sanding board before using it.
Dura-Block AF4404 Black Round Sanding Block
When doing body work you will run into areas that are curved and require a tool to match this.
Dura-Block (AF4401) Black 1/3-Sanding Block
Square sanding blocks are also used a lot. They work well when wet sanding and dry out when not in use.
Ingersoll Rand 311A 6-Inch Heavy-Duty Air Dual-Action Quiet Sander
DA (Dual Action) sanders spin in a circular motion and come in very handy for doing the rough work.
AES Industries 10-Inch Surform Half Round Regular Cut “Cheesegrater” Blade
A Cheesegrater is a tool with big teeth and can remove a large amount of filler when needed.
This is handy when a large amount of Bondo is applied to a surface and needs to be roughed into shape.
The above tools are basic tools used to sand an automotive surface in preparation for painting.
Often times body repair men have their own style and preferred tools.
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