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Forum topic by kmetzger posted 10-06-2017 02:16 PM 428 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kmetzger

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10-06-2017 02:16 PM

Hello – I’m looking for an inexpensive way to replace worn out velcro on my back up pads. Would this velcro work? https://www.amazon.com/Approx-Adhestive-Strips-Sticky-Fastener/dp/B01AI28QFU/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&qid=1507235958&sr=8-21&keywords=velcro
Any better ideas and would I need a special kind of glue to make them adhere even they have a self adhesive backing?

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 02:18 PM

I just bought replacement pads on Amazon

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-06-2017 02:29 PM

What sander do you have? I realize inexpensive is subjective but I was able to get new pads for my Porter Cable for $20 for OEM & $10.49 for aftermarket which I’ve found so far is working better than OEM. For me, $10.49 qualifies as inexpensive given the time it would take for me to fabricobble my own solution.

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#3 posted 10-06-2017 02:38 PM

I don’t know how old your pad is, but they should last a long time. The worst enemy seems to be heat. Trying to get too much mileage out of a disk or pressing down hard will both result in heat buildup. The place I have the most problem with this is on the triangular pads on my multimaster tool. Fantastic detail sander, but all the heat build up can be at the point and the Velcro backing can melt.

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kmetzger

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#4 posted 10-06-2017 03:41 PM

I’m talking about pads used in a drill, like the ones you can get at Vince’s WoodnWonders or Crafts Supply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzNF2vIaeM4

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25

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#5 posted 10-06-2017 06:29 PM

Kim … Vince Welsh sells Velcro Discs designed as replacements for worn Velcro on your back up and innerface Pads. I bought some a couple of years ago, and they work fine. He gets $5 for a pack of 6. http://vinceswoodnwonders.com/back-up-pads/

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 10-06-2017 07:29 PM

I like dealing with Vince too!

If don’t mind cutting your own check this stuff out. 12” x24” PSA Hook & Loop Sheets, seems price has gone up since last time checked.

http://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/vc12040/

-- Bill

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kmetzger

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#7 posted 10-07-2017 12:51 AM

Thanks, everybody. I’ll order some Velcro from Vince and maybe check out the sheets.

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25

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#8 posted 10-07-2017 01:14 AM

Kim,

seems like a lot of work as opposed to just buying another pad?

-- Regards Robert

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kmetzger

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#9 posted 10-07-2017 02:04 AM

Robert – Well, I have a collection of back up pads, some costing about $8 each. After wearing out the Velcro fairly quickly on all of them, I decided I couldn’t just keep buying pads. I’m hoping replacement Velcro will be the solution.

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25

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