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Pen / pencil sander?

Postby itchyfeet » 19 Apr 2019, 12:34

I'm looking for a small electric vibrating sander with replaceable pads and suggestions?

Like a detail sander but much smaller for treating rust spots.

I usually use a dremel cutting disc to remove the rust but you need something to smooth the edges before painting.

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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby bigherb » 19 Apr 2019, 13:03

Why not use the Dremel and the stick on sanding discs.
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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby itchyfeet » 19 Apr 2019, 17:46

Because it just doesn't get in flat in many places. the body of the dremel is in the way.
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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby 300CE » 19 Apr 2019, 18:05

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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby jrt » 19 Apr 2019, 18:16

I was looking for something last year. I bought a finger sander but you have to go gently with it as it can be a bit heavy duty. A really small mouse sander would be handy.
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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby itchyfeet » 19 Apr 2019, 19:39

300CE wrote:Something like this any good Paul:

https://www.argos.co.uk/product/7112221


No, I have one of those I need something 1/10th the size
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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby 300CE » 19 Apr 2019, 20:59

That looks like it’d do the job - if you have a compressor there’s these types but maybe still too thick:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2370942764

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3030630431
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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby bigherb » 20 Apr 2019, 07:56

Or just buy a spot blast gun.
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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby itchyfeet » 20 Apr 2019, 08:42

bigherb wrote:Or just buy a spot blast gun.



I was intending to get a compresor so maybe an option but it seems to me a tiny vibrating sander would be very useful
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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby bigherb » 20 Apr 2019, 10:18

itchyfeet wrote:
bigherb wrote:Or just buy a spot blast gun.



I was intending to get a compresor so maybe an option but it seems to me a tiny vibrating sander would be very useful

Why grind away good metal to get into the rust pits.
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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby Jim San » 03 Jun 2019, 08:10

bigherb wrote:Or just buy a spot blast gun.



Any recommendations for a decent one. I've looked into ones which can recover the grit but the effectiveness seems a bit iffy
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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby bigherb » 03 Jun 2019, 08:55

Jim San wrote:
bigherb wrote:Or just buy a spot blast gun.



Any recommendations for a decent one. I've looked into ones which can recover the grit but the effectiveness seems a bit iffy

The Lidl/Aldi ones are as good as any, the more shaped nozzles you get the better for intricate areas.
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Postby Jim San » 03 Jun 2019, 10:35

bigherb wrote:
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bigherb wrote:Or just buy a spot blast gun.



Any recommendations for a decent one. I've looked into ones which can recover the grit but the effectiveness seems a bit iffy

The Lidl/Aldi ones are as good as any, the more shaped nozzles you get the better for intricate areas.


Did it collect the grit effectively and is it reusable? I'm more concerned about controlling mess but reusable stuff would be a bonus
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Re: Pen / pencil sander?

Postby weimarbus » 03 Jun 2019, 13:46

As Bigherb has said the Aldi/Lidl ones are ok, but less effective if you keep the collecting nozzle in contact with the panel, re reusing the grit, once it has been used it breaks up and become finer and less effective, whenever I blast the seams on mine ( every 7 years or so ) I just except I and the van will get very messy and try to prepare and get it over with in one hit, then spend ages cleaning up. Crime scene suits help to a limited amount, just except that you will get filthy and wear a good mask and goggles :ok
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