Originally Posted by Mc51
sanding seems to be faster. Luckily we're at the end of a dead end street. I don't complain to my neighbor about how loud his Harley is so he can't complain about the sander's noise.
It has nothing to do with the noise, rather the dust created from the sanding that contains very harmful products, not to mention when the dust settles and you get the slightest amount of moisture, it will be the color of the paint your sanding. This is also a main reason you MUST use a vacuum attachment when sanding in the boat yard. Not much will piss me off more then when someone does that right after polishing my boat.