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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 09:46 AM
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Hi Bradleyjere,

You could use a metal file. Remove the handle, rub some chalk on the surface to stop it from clogging and off you go.
They come in different thicknesses and grades. It may make it a bit faster with less of the old elbow grease needed.

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Is there such a thing as a sanding block that can sand into grooves in wall paneling? Thanks!
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Peachy; what kind of groove are you talking about? A rectangular slot, or rounded profile 'juice channel' type?
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Contour sanding grips are great, but to get the most out of them, switch from sand paper to the 3M sanding medium. Very flexible, and you don't have to make a lot of passes to get smooth results. I use this stuff constantly on picture frames and it really works far better than paper--there is something very sepcial about the grit on this. I never have to sand down much finer than 220 with it, vs 320 with paper. Try it with a coutour grip. Really easy to hold in place. Here's a picture to help you find it.
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There are 3 or more grooves between a larger concave groove between each panel. The paneling is in a den. I hope that makes sense.
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Just out of curiosity, why do you need to sand the grooves? If it has something to do with the stain colour, sanding is going to make the problem worse! As it currently sits the colour is even everywhere; cleaning the surface in preparation for retaining/finishing should probably be restricted to a surface cleaning solution and maybe a quick going over with a fine synthetic sanding cloth...wrap it around a sponge. don't break through the current clear finish as you'll open up a can of worms you'll wish you'd never started.
If you were painting that'd be a different story.
See my other comment re MOHAWK FINISHES. They make an excellent surface prep solution for stained finishes.
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