Okay I am stripping an old cedar chest. I stripped it 2days ago. I got 90% of what I think is a polyurethane clear off. (I had a few quarter size spots that where left behind) So I have been sanding on this thing and it keeps gumming up my 80 grit sandpaper. I moved to the belt sander 80 grit same thing. I tried slowing the speed down on both the orbital and the belt sanders to the first setting which is A on mine. Didn’t build up as fast but still did. Not making a lot of progress here. One thing I can think of is the stripper said to use mineral spirits and water to finish. I used water but no spirits because I didn’t want the oil in the wood because I will be using a water base clear after words. So please dump your insight on me! How do I save my sandpaper and get this stuff off?
The build up has also made the wood look like a resiny wood kind of like antique pine but you can get past this. I have seen pretty cedar in one area just took a while and 3- 80 grit belts(2ft x 2ft area)
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