Fixing a bit of rust

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I could walk in 8 am break my various sanders out. Hit it with 40 grit until I'm down to e-coat, then 80g,

A more serious question, if I may. Do you use power sanders between paint coats, or just for stripping? Or am I misunderstanding you here and you mean different types of hand sanders? Obviously, you'd need to hand sand around the various body creases (hood center line, roof bumps, and the like). Or be extremely skilled and careful with the power tools - which I'm not yet.
 

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A more serious question, if I may. Do you use power sanders between paint coats, or just for stripping? Or am I misunderstanding you here and you mean different types of hand sanders? Obviously, you'd need to hand sand around the various body creases (hood center line, roof bumps, and the like). Or be extremely skilled and careful with the power tools - which I'm not yet.
I have multiple sanders from 3 in dual action, multiple 6 inch dual action with different aggressiveness, 2 different straight lines sanders or otherwise called air files, 8 inch orbital "mudhog" and and air buffer I put a regulator and a 8 inch pad on for stripping.

Generally though when you get to your last coat of bodyfiller or final prepping for paint everything is done by hand and various sanding blocks.
 

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I did my door with an officechair bottom w/back bolted to my motoorcycle jack, then strapped the door to the chair with a pillow. That way it can move up or down and move out away if need be when, like me, you don't disconnect the wires for the door. You still have to remove both pins though to move the door away enough to remove /replace bushings and pins.

I have multiple sanders from 3 in dual action, multiple 6 inch dual action with different aggressiveness, 2 different straight lines sanders or otherwise called air files, 8 inch orbital "mudhog" and and air buffer I put a regulator and a 8 inch pad on for stripping.

Generally though when you get to your last coat of bodyfiller or final prepping for paint everything is done by hand and various sanding blocks.
And a LOT of elbow grease.
 

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A few things that jumped out at me. Firstly you hardlined your tape edge with prime when you primed. These hardlines don't always sand out.

Brief follow up. I finally got a few minutes to work on this yesterday. I got a bit lucky and those hard lines came out pretty easily. Hit them with a pretty aggressive sandpaper (80 or 100 - didn't check) and they were smooth to the touch with just a few swipes. Hit it with a fresh coat of primer and much less masking. Then got called away for other jobs. When I get back to it - and know I have more than 30 minutes to work - I'll pull that one support for the roof rack, sand under there, then get a final primer coat before hitting it with the color.
 
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