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Forum topic by DKV posted 05-21-2015 09:10 PM 992 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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05-21-2015 09:10 PM

For the last couple of years I’ve been using USA sandpaper exclusively. It’s kind of ok but not as good as the last time I used 3m. I recently bought some 3m at homedepot and used it on my palm sander. It is the adhesive backed paper. Now I can’t get the sheet off without tearing the rubber pad on the sander. Has anyone else had this problem? Have I been gone from 3m for too long and I’m doing something wrong? Help!

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#1 posted 05-22-2015 05:52 AM

Which 3 m paper? which sander? was the sander made for PSA paper? More info. How long did you leave it on the sander?

Did you try a heat gun to remove it. More info needed. ???????????????????????????????????????

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#2 posted 05-22-2015 11:13 AM

I use hook and loop only. My previous experience with adhesive backed sandpaper gave me your results.

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#3 posted 05-22-2015 12:20 PM

I too have switched from PSA to hook & loop. My 6” DA still uses PSA backed paper and I use a heat gun or a few quick swipes from a torch flame to soften the adhesive to get it off.

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#4 posted 05-23-2015 12:48 AM

Switch to hook n loop and use Abranet discs. You will be amazed at the longevity and dust collection. Be sure and get the Abranet backer pad.

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#5 posted 05-23-2015 01:49 AM

gfadvm, the subject sander is a 1/4 sheet palm sander. I already use hook n loop for my random orbital. Thanks though…

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#6 posted 05-23-2015 02:38 AM

oops

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#7 posted 05-23-2015 06:31 AM

Yes I have. If you leave it on for days (or weeks) at a time it kind of grows to the base pad. If you get it too hot it does the same. Don’t ask me how I know that. :D

I’ve also had hook and loop pull off the hook portion of my Ryobi palm sander but it afterall is a Ryobi.

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#8 posted 05-23-2015 06:33 AM

Shadow, I get it hot and leave it on for weeks. Is there a conversion to hook and loop for 1/4 sheet sanders?

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