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Posted on Changing discs on older disc sander; convert to Velcro?

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#1 posted 09-15-2015 04:16 PM

Hey Forest girl – -
I found using a heat gun really helped get the adhesive off (mostly with the disc) such that I could “blot” a lot of the glue off – - kind of like using a wad of bubblegum to dab up the remnants of teh errant popped bubble.

Then like others – lacquer thinner.

one thing I would beware of is that if you use much pressure on your disc – it generates a lot of heat, and the hook and loop will melt.

Can have the same happen when people try to do some “shaping” with a random orbit hand sander, then find the H&L doesn’t hold anymore. If you need the 9 inch disc to be really flat, like to touch up miters on picture frames, the H&L might round the corners a bit.

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