General: Review - Sandits in 400/800 grit

Product Review: Sandits (from Orion Products Group LLC, Largo, Florida); do
uble ended sanding swabs; retail price US$7.99
Advantages: swab-like shape is unique and useful for a number of different
sanding problems; twin grits (400/800) on each swab
Disadvantages: nothing major noted
Recommendation: for all modelers with odd shapes to clean up
Once upon a time modelers would swipe whatever they could from the bathroo
m to do modeling - nail files, emery boards, clippers - or the workshop suc
h as sandpaper of varying grits. But over the years a series of dedicated s
upplies of abrasives has made things much easier for modelers and also prov
ides specific grits, sizes and shapes to meet special needs.
This set is a new entry and should prove quite useful for those odd bits t
hat just don't seem to be reached with any other abrasive. The swabs are ab
out six inches long and made of heavy plastic with a Q-tip shaped abrasive
blob on each end; in this set it is 400 grit on one end and 800 grit on the
other. There are also other grits available in this series.
The shapes are quite useful for a number of rounded bits that nothing else
seems to reach. For armor that is the inside of cast type turrets in multi
ple parts that must be smoothed off to look like a single casing. Aircraft
immediately bring up the insides of intakes and cockpit enclosures that can
not be reached by other means. Ships have stacks with insides that need to
be cleaned out. Cars have lots of odd bits that need smoothing and filling
but their curvatures make normal sanding impossible.
Overall this is a neat idea and one I am looking forward to making good us
e of in the future!
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Cookie Sewell
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