Sanding help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rzide, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. Rzide

    Rzide Member

    Oct 19, 2019
    1999 400 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 Horizons
    What do you all recommend as far as # of grit and procedure for sanding/preparing props, shafts, bottom paint, etc., For paint

    Thanks, this will be my first job and just want to make sure I do it right.
  2. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 EC
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin 546s Plotter
    454 Crusaders
    That's a big boat and will require some time and a lot of sanding discs. When I sand mine I use 80 grit 5" discs on a random orbit sander. I connect it to my large Rigid shop vacuum with a "Dust Deputy" dust collector inline between the sander and the shop vac. The Dust Deputy collects 98% of the dust and I can sand all day and not clog the filter in the vac. You need to wear a N95 dust mask (if you can find one). Wear old clothes and put some comfortable on the ground to lay on. I use the same sander and discs on all the running gear and trim tabs as well.

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