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ncdon

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04-05-2011 02:56 PM

This morning I changed sanding discs on my 10 in. disc sander. It’s one of those pain in the neck jobs that
just needs to get done. As usual I struggled with removing the sticky adhesive for the better part of an hour.
The question is, anybody got a quick and easy way to get that mess off the disc?

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.


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Deglazed

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#1 posted 04-05-2011 02:59 PM

Goof Off and Goo Gone work well.

-- ~tomorrow should see more working and less figuring

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8iowa

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 03:10 PM

I place the disk in the oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes or so, and the paper then comes right off the disk.

To “renew” the adhesive on used or old disk sandpaper, I spray it with 3M77. It too comes off easily after being warmed in the oven. Note: don’t use 3M90, it is much more permanent.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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hairy

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#3 posted 04-05-2011 03:32 PM

I did that the other day, on a Rikon 6×10 belt and disc sander. I keep a bottle of nail polish remover (acetone) in my shop. It is a good adhesive remover. I got a rag wet, and scrubbed it off. It was a little work, but not a lot.

I used 3M adhesive remover at work, it is very good.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#4 posted 04-05-2011 03:46 PM

What were you doing to remove that sticky adhesive for an hour?
What was the process during that hour ?

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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David LaBolle

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#5 posted 04-05-2011 04:06 PM

I would bet that one of these three will take it right off. Figure out which one works best on your adhesive:

1. acetone

2. rubbing alcohol

3. paint/ lacquer thinner

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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bubinga

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#6 posted 04-05-2011 04:09 PM

If all else fails use lacquer thinner, as David LaBolle-says

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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ncdon

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#7 posted 04-05-2011 04:14 PM

Bubinga: first I wet it with denatured alcohol, let it soak and that got all the paper and solid stuff off but the
adhesive just sort of balled up then it was just scrapping, wetting and more scrapping. I’m thinking acetone would have cut it.
To all thanks for the tips.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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#8 posted 04-05-2011 04:21 PM

I use a hair dryer and the disc comes right off. Point the dryer at one of the outer edges of the disc and heat it up for a minute or so. Once you’ve gotten that portion of the paper to start to peal away from the disc, direct the blower towards the backside of the paper. Slowly keep pulling the paper away from the disc while keeping the hair dryer pointed toward the backside of the paper. You should be able to do the whole operation in just a few minutes and leave little glue residue behind.

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Bertha

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#9 posted 04-05-2011 04:24 PM

I use a hairdryer followed by a softening with acetone. Then some goo-gone, then a final polish with some acetone. You want all that goo gone off or the new disk will peel prematurely, in my experience. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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ncdon

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#10 posted 04-05-2011 04:41 PM

Syenfarmer – Berta, The loml is not going to be happy with me when I lift her hair dryer and add it to inventory in the shop. I guess that’s the price she’ll have to pay for all those, cutting boards, boxes, coaster etc. that she’s gotten over the years. lol. I do think the dryer will speed the process and I don’t know why I grabbed the alcohol, and not the acetone this morning. Thanks

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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Bertha

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#11 posted 04-05-2011 04:43 PM

^laughing with Don. You could always spill something sticky on the Wife’s, buy her a new one, and inherit the old one (someone I know did that). The alcohol is still nice for a surface prep before the new disc goes on! :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 04-05-2011 05:19 PM

A good investment is something on the order of a Milwaukee industrial heat gun. I got lucky and found
mine at a rummage sale. They have a multitude of uses, between it and my 3m Adhesive remover, I have
saved myself a lot of elbow grease.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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patron

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#13 posted 04-05-2011 05:27 PM

lacquer thinner
works like a charm
get a spot going
and drip some in there
keep going till it is done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 04-05-2011 07:41 PM

Keep in mind the fact that Acetone and Lacquer thinner are not the safest things to keep and use in the shop. Be especially careful to work with these powerful solvents in a well ventilated area. If you can smell the fumes, you can also be assured that it is getting into your bloodstream as well. Rubber gloves are also a good idea.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#15 posted 04-05-2011 08:12 PM

After cleaning your metal disk, polish it with paste wax and buff after it drys. Put on the new sanding disk and the next time you remove it won’t leave any residue. And yes the sanding disk will stay on until you remove it.

-- "When the going gets tough, switch to power tools." - Red Green

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