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Removing gradue from drum sander belt

by Warren
posted 01-26-2018 03:11 AM


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caboxmaker

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#1 posted 02-02-2018 03:34 AM

What’s gradue?

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Rich

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#2 posted 02-02-2018 04:51 AM

Great idea. There was some talk on here in another thread about using ammonia. I’ve got a few 4×36 belts that need help. I think I’ll give both a try. Yours sounds much less messy :)

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#3 posted 02-02-2018 05:08 AM

Doesn’t everybody have one of these?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Rich

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#4 posted 02-02-2018 05:19 AM


Doesn t everybody have one of these?

- Andybb

Sure, and they are great for keeping the belt clean from regular sanding debris, but when you get that glossy fouling, it doesn’t do a thing to remove it.

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#5 posted 02-02-2018 05:46 AM

I like them cuz if you use it every few sandings or between projects it prevents the glossy fouling from forming in the first place. It also seems to improve the performance of the paper when its clean. I get a weird feeling of success when I run that thing over the drum and it wipes the paper clean. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Rich

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#6 posted 02-02-2018 06:27 AM


I like them cuz if you use it every few sandings or between projects it prevents the glossy fouling from forming in the first place. It also seems to improve the performance of the paper when its clean.

- Andybb

Again, you’re right. I keep mine handy and rub my sander over it frequently. However, with belt sanders or drum sanders, there’s more heat involved and you can quickly get that glossy fouling.


I get a weird feeling of success when I run that thing over the drum and it wipes the paper clean. :-)

Are you talking about being in the shop or in the bathroom? If it’s the latter, you’re a tougher man than I am… lol

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#7 posted 02-02-2018 06:29 AM

Gradue is a object that doesnt have a home along with no buddies and is academically challenged

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 02-02-2018 07:03 AM

That’s why I want a Flatmaster. The heat is the thing. https://youtu.be/lgPLOnXCmdU

But so as not to hijack the thread I’d suggest cleaning as best you can then going forward clean it often.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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