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Forum topic by Dautterguy posted 04-03-2014 01:59 PM 762 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dautterguy

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04-03-2014 01:59 PM

A few weeks ago, I read somewhere that I/you could soak the sanding belts(16-32) in a solution to remove the pitch. The love of my life, being a “clean freek” clean up my desk, and the notation is gone. I think it was some type of paint remover??? Need some help thanks, DAUTTERGUY


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#1 posted 04-03-2014 02:03 PM

try these… I use them all the time, clean your belts without solvents as you work and get back to it. I bought a block a year ago and have used about 1/4.

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#2 posted 04-03-2014 03:00 PM

I have never heard of cleaning sanding belts in a solution. This will be interesting. I think Lsmart left something out in his post, I don’t know what to try. I use one of those big eraser type things and they work pretty good but still leave some pitch. Whatever you use would have to not affect the glue that holds the grit on the belts. I don’t know what that would be.

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#3 posted 04-03-2014 04:00 PM

sorry here’s the link

http://www.sandpaper.ca/belt-cleaner

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#4 posted 04-03-2014 04:02 PM

if you are wanting to remove pitch try ammonia, the expensive blade cleaner sold by Lee Valley is just concentrated ammonia, not sure how it would affect the rest of the belt though.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#5 posted 04-03-2014 04:07 PM

If you have a Harbor Freight nearby, they also have the belt cleaners. http://www.harborfreight.com/sanding-belt-cleaner-30766.html

I have one and it works great.

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#6 posted 04-03-2014 04:10 PM

I’ve always used the belt cleaner sticks similar to Lsmart’s link. They seem to work pretty good.

I may try some ammonia on an old belt, just for grins, to see what happens.

Andy

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#7 posted 04-03-2014 04:52 PM

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#8 posted 04-03-2014 06:18 PM

Someone recommended Simple Green one time. I was skeptical, but I tried spraying some on, waited 20 minutes and rinsed it off with water and a brush. It worked surprisingly well. ..Worth a try, I’d say.

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#9 posted 04-03-2014 06:29 PM

^LOL

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#10 posted 04-03-2014 07:11 PM

I’ve used a soapy water soak followed by scrubbing with a nylon
bristle brush.

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#11 posted 04-04-2014 02:48 AM

I roll mine up and put it in a quart jar full of purple Simple Green, leave it a couple of days shaking the jar every time I think about it, then hit it with the pressure nozzle on the hose. Burned streaks require some brushing with a brass brush before the hosing off.

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