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    Re: How to use Meguiar's Unigrit Sanding Blocks to remove runs and dirt nibs in paint

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    Is there a reason why the edges aren't taken off during the manufacturing process?
    Good question and I don't know the specific answer. I'll take a guess?

    It's not that hard for the end-user to do this and to also custom shape the block to their needs.

    Also, it would be an added cost of time and labor plus another quality control process to implement.

    It's really pretty easy to do, you can even use your fingernail.


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    Re: How to use Meguiar's Unigrit Sanding Blocks to remove runs and dirt nibs in paint

    When we we're working on the Lincoln, Nebraska project to wetsand, cut and buff a 1969 AMX Ben the painter used the Unigrit Sanding Blocks to knock down some dirt nibs...


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    Re: How to use Meguiar's Unigrit Sanding Blocks to remove runs and dirt nibs in paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Phillips@Autogeek View Post
    Good question and I don't know the specific answer. I'll take a guess?

    It's not that hard for the end-user to do this and to also custom shape the block to their needs.

    Also, it would be an added cost of time and labor plus another quality control process to implement.

    It's really pretty easy to do, you can even use your fingernail.
    You know, I hear what you are saying, and I'm sure it is easy to do (I just bought the block, haven't tried this yet), but I think it would be helpful to at least include some kind of instruction on the packaging. I read an Amazon review where someone mentioned "shaping" the block, and started googling to find out exactly how to use this block. The company site was no help. After a lot of googling, I eventually found this page. I'm not sure there's anywhere else on the internet I could have gotten this information, even partially.

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    Re: How to use Meguiar's Unigrit Sanding Blocks to remove runs and dirt nibs in paint

    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan View Post

    After a lot of googling, I eventually found this page.

    I'm not sure there's anywhere else on the internet I could have gotten this information, even partially.

    -Z


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    Re: How to use Meguiar's Unigrit Sanding Blocks to remove runs and dirt nibs in paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    Mike, appreciate the how-to on this.

    I just bought the 1500 and 2k for a paint chip repair I am attempting. I anticipate the repair will end up a little taller than the oe paint... Any recommendations for using these on a chip repair specifically?

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    Re: How to use Meguiar's Unigrit Sanding Blocks to remove runs and dirt nibs in paint

    Quote Originally Posted by SupercarSean View Post
    Mike, appreciate the how-to on this.

    I just bought the 1500 and 2k for a paint chip repair I am attempting. I anticipate the repair will end up a little taller than the oe paint... Any recommendations for using these on a chip repair specifically?

    Just the tips I shared in the article.

    Also - take your time, factory clear coat paint is thin.


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    Re: How to use Meguiar's Unigrit Sanding Blocks to remove runs and dirt nibs in paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    Just the tips I shared in the article.

    Also - take your time, factory clear coat paint is thin.


    Really appreciate the quick response Mike.

    Is the unigrit block abrasive through-and-through, or is it only the surfaces? I.e. If I were to shape one of the corners into more of a "nub" to get into a tight area, will it still have the ability to cut there?

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    Re: How to use Meguiar's Unigrit Sanding Blocks to remove runs and dirt nibs in paint

    Quote Originally Posted by SupercarSean View Post

    Really appreciate the quick response Mike.

    Is the unigrit block abrasive through-and-through, or is it only the surfaces? I.e. If I were to shape one of the corners into more of a "nub" to get into a tight area, will it still have the ability to cut there?
    Yes. The Unigrit blocks are 100% solid abrasives. What's on the outside is in the inside.

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