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Dura-Block For Car Restoration

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Author Name: The Sandpaper Man
Posted: Jul 25, 2019 01:03 PM
Synopsis: Achieving the perfect surface for car restoration using Dura-Block.

When undertaking a vehicle restoration the best surface preparation is paramount. Dura-Blocks will ensure you achieve this.

Made from 100% EVA rubber they will give you sharp lines and minimise your sanding time.

Use Dura-Blocks with sanding papers from manufacturers including Indasa, sia, NORTON or KLINGSPOR. This will achieve the perfect finish for your restoration.

Dura-Blocks are high-end professional sanding blocks which are ideal for blocking any surface. They are available in various lengths from 140 mm to 914 mm. Additionally, profiles such as Round AF4404, Teardrop AF4406, and Dura-Disc AF411. Radius blocks are available in three different lengths, the AF4412 1/3 140 mm, AF4413 2/3 280 mm or AF4414 Full Size 405 mm

There are also 4 kits:

AF44XDVD 5 piece;

AF44A 6 piece

AF44L 7 piece

AF44HL 7 piece Hook & Loop 

Some of these include the popular Dura-Soap

Flat surfaces will result by using the Dura-Block 280 mm Composite Block AF4415.  The rigid injection moulded composites make this block best for perfectly flat surfaces.

View our range of Adhesive Backed Sandpaper Rolls to suit here. Combine Dura-Block with Indasa Dry Rub Adhesive Backed Paper for dry sanding. This paper ranges in grit from 40 to 400, and in lengths of 5 metre or 25 metre to suit your needs. Or, you may like to try our starter kit which features 6 different grits.

A better surface finish and longer sanding life can result by using either: 

• 1950 siaspeed Siastik Adhesive Backed Roll (40 to 600 grit);

• NORTON A975 Dry Ice Adhesive Backed Roll (80 to 400 grit).

Dura-Blocks also work well when wet sanding. A 25 metre roll of KLINGSPOR PS11 Adhesive Backed Waterproof Paper is the perfect choice. Grades available from 240 through to 2000 for this application.

Some Dura-Blocks come with a Hook Face to take Hook and Loop Sandpaper.  Available to buy on our website are:

    • 1/3 AF4417; 

    • 2/3 AF4418;

    • Full Size AF4419;

    • Standard AF4420

    • Round AF4421

    • Scruff AF4422;

    • 115 mm Wide 24” 610 mm AF4424; 

    • 115 mm Wide 36” 915 mm AF4428.

70 mm wide Hook and Loop Sandpaper Rolls to suit are available in 5 metre or 25 metre lengths. The grits range from 40 to 600.  If you need width of 115 mm Hook and Loop Sandpaper Rolls, you can buy in lengths from 1 metre, 5 metre or 50 metre, with a grit range of 40 to 400.

When undertaking a vehicle restoration, The Sandpaper Man stocks the products you need.

Order anytime on our website, or email us at  We would love to hear about your project.


We saw this "built to drive" restoration outside one of our local mechanic shops and wanted to share it with you.

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