I have been told that my 1.5# EPS blanks look beat up on the stands.
I shrugged it off but now am realizing that I am probably pulling out more beads than others do shaping.
Hot wire and electric planers seem fine, it's the hand work that does it.
I am currently using a HF 'surform', hardware store drywall screens, and other miscellaneous pads and papers. I have a 36 grit 'torture board' I used to use a lot but am not using it on my current build.
Would it be a game changer to get a micro raps set?
How about the foam shaping blocks or pad sets from Flexpad or Foamez?
Are some screens or papers better than others for shaping and finish sanding EPS? Brands? Grits?
I am not ruling out operator error either. I am only good for a couple boards a year so I go in soells between making things.
I have a 9'8" SUP for my daughter on the stands and am pretty much through banding, need to start thinking about getting things smooth.