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Well, I managed to find an old power sander, courtesy of my future step-father Dan Raven. It’s an old Black & Decker 2400rpm model from the late ’70s and it weighs A LOT because it’s solid metal.

I went looking for some fresh sanding discs, but I wasn’t able to find the right ones at Canadian Tire (it is a very old model) so I’ll have to look at Home Hardware or The Home Depot this week. There was an old 50Grit disc on there in fair shape so I thought I’d get used to using it and see what I could do. Remember, this is all new to me so it’s still a novelty to see sparks flying from metal!

The results are still very coarse, mostly because I’m experimenting and learning. I will get some finer grit discs and primer this week, and also some other tools.

Here are a few shots of the test sanding on one wheel well:

Pitted rust spots
Pitted rust spots (just starting the grinding)

 

Some Grinding done
Some grinding done and some results showing

 

This is definitely helping (and my arms are sore)
This is definitely helping (and my arms are sore)

 

The orange beast (note the lack of extra handle)
The orange beast (note the lack of extra handle)
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