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Review by jeffwedekind posted 175 days ago 2606 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I discovered this little gem of a use completely by accident one day.

I had been sanding a lot of pine on my disc sander and the disc was completely gummed up with resin. It was shot! Or so I thought. As fate would have it, I needed to sand some finer parts, and I didn’t have another disc on hand. The closest place to get a new 12’’ disc is over 100 miles away, so I tried to figure out a way to get the disc back in action. I tried my trusty gum block, nothing. I tried sanding some metal, (in essence, to scrape it), not even close. I tried some mineral spirits, Nope…

I looked around to see what else I had on the shelves. I had some of this paint stripper that I use occasionally for stripping…. paint. I thought ’’what the heck’’, I certainly cant ruin it more. I was certain that it would simply just get under the paper and eat the adhesive.

About 20 mins later, much to my surprise, the resin came off quite easily with a nylon brush.

The picture speaks for itself. The adhesive was totally unharmed, and the paper was like brand new again!! In fact, I have repeated this on this same disc a few more times, and have yet to replace it. (though I do now have a spare, Just in case I run out of stripper) ;)

I wish I had a ’’before’’ picture, but as I said, this was an accidental discovery.

Oh… It works great on paint, and varnish too.

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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#1 posted 175 days ago

Thanks for the headsup, I think I’ll try it.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 175 days ago

I have a gummed disc so I will give this a try.

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#3 posted 175 days ago

Wow, great score! I hate throwing away those 12” discs, I’m definitely going to try this out!

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#4 posted 174 days ago

When I worked at a furniture resto place we used this material all the time. It is a great product!!!
now knowing there is another use for it is GREAT!!!

Thanks for sharing this TIP with all of us!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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#5 posted 173 days ago

Very interesting. I will try this method.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#6 posted 173 days ago

Thanks guys.

I’m constantly gleaning great info from all you fellow lumber jocks. I’m just glad to finally get to contribute something useful.


-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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#7 posted 171 days ago

That’s good to know! Thanks!


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#8 posted 168 days ago

Thanks Jeff. Now for the stupid question. Will other strippers work? O does it have to have the epoxy stripping component? Can’t wait to give it a try – I hate to waste sandpaper!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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