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Sanding -Cedarstrip
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Author:  Doug [ August 26th, 2005, 7:47 am ]
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I am coming into the final stretchs of my Osprey.

Any need to sand the bare cedar down past a 120 grit sand paper?



Author:  jjoven [ August 26th, 2005, 8:28 am ]
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I wouldn't. But there is alot of discussion on this subject. I maintain 80 is sufficent for applying the first coat of F/G and epoxy. Itis when I am starting to apply varnish that I get down to 220 grit.

Author:  Jwinters [ August 26th, 2005, 8:31 am ]
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I never sanded further but I always built fast. So long as you sanded with the grain I think it will come out OK.

On the other hand, I know some perfectionists who do fabulous work and sand further. They even wet the surface down with water to raise the grain and sand that off. I once owned a Martin Step built Winisk that was lovely but I could hardly bring myself to paddle it.

Author:  Dave Harman [ August 26th, 2005, 4:32 pm ]
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Sanded mine down too 220 but my abit over kill !
Like too see some pics can you post any.

Author:  RHaslam [ August 26th, 2005, 6:59 pm ]
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I don't go past 120 anymore, used too, but got smarter, or lazier...anyway, can't notice a difference.

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