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10-02-2011 03:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sander sansing mop

I’m refinishing a baby/youth bed and I need to sand the finish off the contoured parts of the rails. Can you give me an idea if a sanding mop is what i really need (they are a lot of money) to get this miserable job done.

Thanks in advance, Rand


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#1 posted 10-02-2011 03:42 AM

Really, Rand…it depends on how much time you want to spend on sanding. You can use those foam pads or even make your own. Doing it all by hand really takes a while. You can also put pipe insulation (foam) over a small disk and use that in some places. Takes lots of creativity to out-do the mop. Lots of elbowgrease too!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 10-02-2011 03:43 AM

Got a pic Rand. It would be easier to see it before suggesting.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#3 posted 10-02-2011 03:48 AM

maybe just a drill mounted one to start

they have them in lots of styles

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gluck

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 04:17 AM

@Roger, the uprights are what I’m working on.

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#5 posted 10-02-2011 04:22 AM

I think I’ll knock them apart and reglue everything. Most of the turnings are loose anyway, but the pine is the softest I have ever seem. You just look at it and it dents and the sanding is very aggressive even with 120 grit.

Yeah and that is the utility knife I dropped on my ankle. lol I thought I had it hid. lol

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#6 posted 10-02-2011 04:23 AM

Rand,
I while back I got myself a set of these babies. I had a lot of good uses with them, might be worth considering.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#7 posted 10-02-2011 04:23 AM

Rand,

Oops http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=20183&cat=1,42500

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#8 posted 10-02-2011 04:32 AM

Why are you sanding versus stripping ? There are so many “green” strippers out there now.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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rance

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#9 posted 10-02-2011 04:33 AM

Wow, that looks way too much like real work. I try to stay away from that sorta thing. Understand that a mop could tend to round over the high spots. My suggestion would be to attack it chemically.

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#10 posted 10-02-2011 04:37 AM

Those sanding mops are really overpriced as easy as they are to make. I saw a thread on LJ and made 2 (different grits). They work fine but are less aggressive than I would have thought.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 10-02-2011 04:39 AM

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lilredweldingrod

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#12 posted 10-02-2011 04:40 AM

We tried the Citrus Eco friendly crap and it would not touch this stuff. Then we tried the nasty stuff with the same result. The last stripper only turned it milky on the surface.

This bed was “heche en Mexico”. I wish I knew what the finish is.

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#13 posted 10-02-2011 04:43 AM

Rand, you can cut thin strips off a sheet of sandpaper….

Then, use the strips like you were shining shoes... holding the strip at each end & moving back it back & forth right into the small sections…

I think it would work really SLICK…

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#14 posted 10-02-2011 04:51 AM

Well if the strippers didn’t work , hopefully you’re not breathing the dust from this nuclear finish ! LOL

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lilredweldingrod

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#15 posted 10-02-2011 04:52 AM

Joe,
We have been trying that and a three corner file. It is just slow going.

Dusty, maybe that explains why my eyes are glowing red, and I can’t stop sneezing. lol

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