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robscastle

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08-06-2014 09:14 AM

I was working on my New Guinea Rosewood boxes today and needed to remove some “fur” from a routed Vee profile, I was going to use steel wool as my first choice but was concerned about metalic residue.

As I rummaged about under the sink my wifes green nylon scouring pads caught my eye and I decided to “liberate” a couple out from under the dungeon of the kitchen sink.

They worked a treat I will buy some next shopping run, plus replace the ones I “borrowed”

Any body else used or tried them ?

-- Regards Robert


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#1 posted 08-06-2014 09:45 AM

I have never tried them, but we have various grades of them sold here. It could be worth a try.

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#2 posted 08-06-2014 02:36 PM

I use ‘em (several grades) a bunch. They last a long time, and can be washed and reused.
Bill

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#3 posted 08-06-2014 02:37 PM

I use them for stripping and to rub out a poly finish before waxing.

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#4 posted 08-06-2014 07:08 PM

I’ve never used the burgundy or the green scotch brite pads (too coarse) on wood, but I have a couple of packages of the white and grey that I use for rubbing out finishes (lightly). I have used the green and the burgundy on metal tool tops, saw blades and other metallic surfaces when cleaning up rust and corrosion. They work great for that. They come in several “grits”

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#5 posted 08-07-2014 12:38 AM

I use the green pads all the time for stripping furniture.

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#6 posted 08-07-2014 01:39 AM

Trubble is with green scouring pads, they leave little bits of green…same with purple or grey albiet they have different degrees of abrasiveness.

Local flooring tool supply firrms carry white abrasive pads.

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robscastle

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#7 posted 08-07-2014 02:15 AM

Well well, so much for discovering something “new”

Here is a shot of some in action

The before shot

and the after shot

I have to agree they tend to leave reside and catch in egde grain if you are not careful.

I will have to explore further the various grades available.

Thanks everyboby for all the feed back and the lack of questioning as to which rock had I been hiding under !!

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 08-07-2014 02:46 AM

Yes, we use enough to buy them in boxes of 10-25. They’re a lot cheaper that way then getting them from the local stores. Custom Service Hardware has good prices on their generic line of pads.

Today we went through about 15 pads stripping down 8 commercial doors and a dining table. That would have been more if we still used paste strippers instead of liquid. They’re actually used during the solvent wash following stripping and not the actual stripping work.

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#9 posted 08-07-2014 05:13 AM

Have you tried sanding nets/mesh? They leave less. http://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKMESHKIT.html?prodpage=1PK

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