Can anyone recommend 5" 8 hole (velcro) sheets that don't wear down within
minutes? Or is it the nature of these things?
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If a sanding pad wears down in just a few minutes - you might be using the
wrong grit. If we knew your application - it would help. What I will
reference this recommendation on will be for wood. For heavy removal of
paint, shellac, old varnish, etc. the use of at least 80 grit comes to
mind. For final finish sanding all the way up to prep for either a French
Polishing to a poly - use graduating grits to 320. The use of 320 removed
any and all swirl marks. Klingspor (as mentioned in another response) was
the main supplier of my furniture woodshop for sandpaper. Lowes and HD also
sell the different grits if this is a one time project. I was using the
Porter Cable variable speed 5" - 8 hole velcro sheets.
If you need more details - let us know what you're doing and see if we can
be more specific.
Jim Mc Namara
On Mon, 07 Jul 2003 18:19:58 -0400, Jeff <the_dudeATbongoboy.com> wrote:
Thanks to all who replied. My apologies for not thinking this through more
I'm removing loose paint from a cedar clapboard house and using 80 grit paper
with my DeWalt orbital sander. I don't need remove all the paint, just what's
lose and feather the rest. By 'flicking'* the sander with pressure just on one
side (or top or bottom) it does a nice job of removing loose flakes even those
that aren't apparently loose. But the paper only holds up for short while
before it gets 'gummy' smooth and stops working.
But, once this project is done I'm still going to be looking for a quality
grit paper I can use.
* let me explain: holding the sander gently, touch one side to the wood in
rapid succession working down the board.
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Homesteadfinishing,com carries Mirka now and has disks. My first use
of ROS with velco pad didn't last long as I was pressing down on the
wood and overheated the velcro. Once was enough for that mistake.
On Tue, 08 Jul 2003 19:06:30 -0400, Jeff <the_dudeATbongoboy.com>
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