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Re: Is this a Good Sander for Bottom stripping

Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
The drywall sander, with the screen, and keeping it wet, cuts through bottom paint like no sandpaper I've ever used. No dust, excellent results, and a lot less work than an orbital sander. The big difference is the direction you sand. Instead of sanding longitudinal on the hull, you sand from the waterline toward the keel. It's a lot less strenuous and you're able to get into those tight curves where the keep meets the hull. Of course, some areas will obviously have to be done by hand because of tight access.

Good Luck, Gary
Can you supporters of the drywall sander provide some pictures or links to what you are using? I tried the one pictured below and it was less than useless - it merely wore the "tooth" off the sanding screen.
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