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Forum topic by rockindavan posted 07-20-2012 04:42 PM 529 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rockindavan

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07-20-2012 04:42 PM

Anyone have a good way of cleaning the pads on the sandblaster multilayer angle grinder discs? I have been shaping a lot of end grain for some projects and it has a way of gumming up the discs, then mostly burns the wood. There is still plenty of the flaps left so I would hate to just throw it out. I tried using the abrasive belt cleaner but the pads are too built up.


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Bill White

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#1 posted 07-20-2012 05:15 PM

Do they have cloth backing? If so, try spritzng it with Simple Green and rinsing. That’s what I use on my sanding sponges.
Bill

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#2 posted 07-20-2012 05:27 PM

If they are cloth backed, soak them in a bucket with a product like simple green and water mixed for an hour or two then spray them with a garden hose. Hang to dry, good as new. I use this method with my 18 X 36 drum sander belts and my 6 X 48 belts.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 05:20 AM

I have a sandpaper cleaning stick. It like a giant piece of rubber like substance specially made for cleaning sand paper. I think I bought it at Rockler. It really does work on the belts and disks of my sander. It is a real legitimate product that really does work and it is specifically made for cleaning sandpaper. I think I paid about $6 or $7 for it. I might have even bought it at Sears. Google sand paper cleaning stick. It is a real product and has worked for me over the past few years.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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