|Forum topic by Purrmaster||posted 08-01-2013 05:47 AM||943 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-01-2013 05:47 AM
I wasn’t sure where to put this….
I was hoping someone could tell me what the actual difference between the two kinds of 3M open coat sandpaper are.
At most places I see 3M’s “Sand Blaster” line of papers. I think that’s their consumer brand name for standard issue open coat, stearated sandpaper. I believe others know it as “fre cut”. I’ve been using it for years. The claim is it lasts 3 times longer than standard paper.
Now I’m seeing something they call “Sandblaster Advanced”. It costs a little more and the color are different. The claim is that it lasts 7 times longer than standard paper. It costs a bit more than the “regular” Sand Blaster.
The only difference I was able to detect was that the “Advanced” stuff had a sticky backing (which does come in handy on some occasions). However, now I see that the regular Sandblaster stuff has the sticky backing as well.
Does anyone what, if any, practical difference there is between these two products?
P.S. On a related note I noticed that they are now claiming their standard issue sandpaper (not stearate, not open coat) “lasts 3X longer then conventional sandpaper.” Which is the same claim made for the regular “Sandblaster” line of papers. So now the standard issue paper lasts 3 times longer than itself?