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Nostradamit

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03-07-2016 02:05 PM

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While cleaning up some dried latex paint on my shop floor with a product called “GOOF OFF” I noticed that a glob of dried wood glue melted when it came it contact with the liquid. I thought of the glue streaks on my performax sanding belt and wandered if it would remove the glue build up. I dabbed a small amount with a small paint brush and let it set for a few minutes. I brushed it off with a small brass brush and sure enough the glue disappeared. It left no residue and did not have any effect on the sanding belt.


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#1 posted 03-07-2016 05:36 PM

Yes, this is a good way to restore glue-fouled sander belts.
Personally I use a bucket filled with ammonia or Simple Green. Let it soak then brush away the gunk.

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#2 posted 03-07-2016 06:17 PM

Thanks for the it. I sure it’s going to come in very handy.

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#3 posted 03-07-2016 08:31 PM

Goof Off is a pretty powerful (and volatile) solvent. It’s fairly similar to lacquer thinner if you’re doing something where you need alot of it, if you do, you’ll need good ventilation as well.

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#4 posted 03-07-2016 11:50 PM



Goof Off is a pretty powerful (and volatile) solvent. It s fairly similar to lacquer thinner if you re doing something where you need alot of it, if you do, you ll need good ventilation as well.

- bigblockyeti


Thanks for mentioning that bigblockyeti as I forgot to. Yes indeed in is volatile so be sure to use with adequate ventilation and use nitrile gloves

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#5 posted 03-08-2016 12:08 AM

Toolcollector

Thanks for the tip.

I change the paper on my drum sander mostly because of the little clumps of whatever, not because the paper has worn out. I am not sure that what I observe is from glue, but rather wood dust stuck to the paper by lignin from the wood. I can usually remove these clumps by prying at the clump with a small screw driver. That takes a lot of time and can damage the paper.

When I next service the drum sander, I will give this GOOF-OFF a try. But I will lay some plastic and then card board down on the conveyor belt to protect it.

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#6 posted 03-16-2016 11:46 PM

Here’s what I do

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3810

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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#7 posted 03-17-2016 01:19 AM

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