Body work, what disk to use for griding with Right angle grinder

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  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    I have rust spots like this
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    I used this pad, fairly agressively!
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    And all the more I could get to come off was like this
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    I'm not wanting perfect but is there a good grinding disk I can use to knock this off without removing too much metal. I plan on repainting but I'm not to worried about flat spots.
     
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    I used a disk just like that one to do bodywork on mine, not rust, just to grind down weld i put on, it worked good, just grind it down to just below factory body metal line, and then glaze it with either bondo or glazing putty... just my 2 cents.
     
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    I think that by the time you get rid of the rust there will be no metal left. I would cut it out and weld in a patch. Other than that just go buy a more aggresive grit disc.
     
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    looks like somebody doesn't have to work today /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    try a DA sander with an 80 grit pad.
     
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    Actually...it needs sandblasting!!
    If you don't remove the rust from inside the pits...
    it will be back!!!

    If blasting isn't possible....
    I'd hit-it with #40 grit grinding disks....
    dent-it in a little....
    then apply some duraglass over it.... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    I do have a sandblaster, Problem is the air compressor is not here, its at the other house. I need to sand blast/bead blast some other things to paint also! /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
    One of these days I will have all my $hit together /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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