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03-07-2005, 12:37 PM
having fun with 5'disks on an orbital sander, fisished with the stoke of HD contractor stock 80#. In resuppling p/u 3M's NEW/BETTER/LONGER LASTING -50% more expensive. Don't like it worth a darn. Anyone have the same problem? Yes, i did get several grades of mediumness.
03-07-2005, 01:06 PM
3M paper has always been a very big disapointment for me. Some people love it, though. And many pro outfits use it exclusively.
For the small user I like Norton sheet products and I'll take whatever discs I can get that aren't 3M. Porter Cable discs seem to do alright, although they're a bit expensive. I'll try Klingspor discs one of these days. I like their paper on my detail sander.
[ 03-07-2005, 02:08 PM: Message edited by: Billy Bones ]
03-07-2005, 01:43 PM
The glue that attaches the sand to the paper on both sheets and discs can cause reactions with polyurethanes and some epoxies. For this reason 3M charges a little more for thier premium paper as they use a bonding method on thier abrasive papers that will not react with spray paints.
03-07-2005, 03:22 PM
I stated using Klingspor a while back and am very happy with their products.
Use the gum rubber cleaner often.
03-07-2005, 04:25 PM
Try the Norton 275 series, AKA "Champagne magnum". terrific stuff. 3M is for hobbyists.
[ 03-07-2005, 05:26 PM: Message edited by: Mrleft8 ]
03-07-2005, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by Mrleft8:
...3M is for hobbyists.That's what I used to think until someone like Andreas, the big laminated timber god, said that was the only thing they'd use. Go figure. Different strokes...pun intended.
03-07-2005, 07:33 PM
no i don't HF, thanks
03-07-2005, 11:32 PM
I like the disks by Mirka from Finland. Not expensive and have worked well over 3 boats and many other projects. They wet sand nicely too.
03-08-2005, 04:43 AM
We use Klingspor and are happy.
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