G'Day, I'm painting a Cobra Body and rubbing it by hand. The body is completely curved...there are no straight panels. What I'm trying to find if there is available a curved rubbing block OR a method to achieve a smooth panel with just a short flat durablock ?
there are some foam type blocks that are a bit more flexible than Durablocks , most important of all is to keep moving and not stay in one spot . A friend has a 66 AC Shelby Cobra and I would not even want to try a car like that myself !
Yes it does make sense ...Today I tried a durablock 1-1/4" x 3/4" x 11" block and it seems to flex just enough to follow the curves BUT it needs to be held just right or it lifts in the middle whilst I'm doing the 45 degree rub. I'm going to try the round one as well but it has such a small "footprint" area and requires a rotating action to get some sort of even cutting action from the paper.
Thanks for all the replies...I'm looking into all the suggestions. Where I live used to be a great "car" area but time has changed and there are more "home improvement" paint places than there are auto suppliers.