Me, that is. I am so PO'd at myself. As you may recall, I'm building a
drum sander. Ordered and installed the hook and loop stuff for the
drum, only to discover that I installed the fuzzy stuff instead of the
nubby stuff. Needless to say, the sandpaper won't adhere. So I've
re-ordered and now need to get the wrong stuff off the drum.
Any thought about what I can use to help remove the adhesive backed
fuzzy stuff? The drum is a series of 3/4" plywood disks.
Larry (the moron)
Larry, no offense, but if the two of us started comparing stories of
dumb things we did, you'd come in a distant third. ;)
I'd start with a heat gun and scraper/pliers/whatever to get the nylon
loop stuff off, then do a final clean up with Goof Off or Goo Gone or
Goo Be Do Be Do (with apologies to Frank Sinatra).
Heat or lighter fluid (but not at the same time) sounds ok. I would
not use goo gone or any similar stuff because it MIGHT soak into the
wood and prevent the nubby stuff from adhering. Same with WD-40.
Note: I have not had any experience with any of this, just trying to
Is there some type of interface that has nubby on both faces? You
could apply that first and then attach your sandpaper to the new
The downside may be that the sanding surface would not be as rigid as
if it were directly affixed to the drum.
Marc (the More moron)
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