How to Sand Rounded Edges - Successfully Finish Curves
Sanding and filling rounded surfaces on boats can be a challenging task, especially when you're trying to achieve the best possible surface quality. However, with the right techniques and flexible FLEXISANDER tools, you can master the art of sanding and filling rounded surfaces like a pro. In this guide, we offer you a unique set of tools to tackle this essential boat maintenance task with confidence.
Understand the challenges involved in sanding and filling rounded surfaces
Sanding and filling rounded surfaces on ships presents a unique set of challenges compared to working on flat surfaces. Conventional sanding and filling tools are not designed to accommodate curves, making it difficult to maintain even pressure and achieve a quality finish. To overcome these obstacles, it is essential to use flexible FLEXISANDER tools specially designed for sanding and filling curved surfaces.
When working with rounded surfaces, investing in FLEXISANDER flexible sanding and filling tools is a game changer. Use the FLEXISANDER tools as a complete technology and you will make the best curves in the shortest time.
FLEXISANDER technology include:
Flexible filler knives (FFK): Use these knives to apply the optimal amount of filler and create a perfect curve in the first step. This will significantly shorten the subsequent sanding time.
Flexible sanding blocks and boards (FSB): The tools are specially designed for sanding curved surfaces with Velcro-type fastening system for easy change of abrasive. These blocks and boards come in a variety of sizes, making it easy to find one that fits the contours of your rounded surfaces.
Flexible sanders (FS): These powerful electric and pneumatic sanders are the only ones in the world that can sand curved surfaces. With them you will make the best curves in the shortest time.
Control contour boards (CCB): These boards will easily show you even the smallest surface defects. You eliminate repairs after final painting. You can also use FFK filling knives for this operation. But you must always keep them clean.
Choose the right sandpaper:
Choosing the right sandpaper is essential to achieving the best results. Start with a coarser grit sandpaper (eg 60 or 80 grit) for initial shaping and removing imperfections, then move to finer grits (eg 120, 180, 220 or 320 grit) for a smooth and polished finish.