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Planeman40

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11-26-2019 04:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sandpaper disc adhesive

Many years ago I bought a bottle of removable sanding disc adhesive from Sears and used it to adhere regular sandpaper to various sanding discs around my shop. These days you buy sanding discs with the adhesive already on the disc. I still prefer to use my own adhesive as I have a number of sanding discs of various sizes not offered by the adhesive sandpaper manufacturers, and these type of adhesive-on-the-discs are expensive. I have had a hell of a time finding disc adhesive any more and have been hoarding my dwindling supply of Sears adhesive. But now I have located a supply!!! It is used by the auto body shops and is called feathering disc adhesive and is made by 3-M. Ain’t cheap at about $16 for a large tube, but will be a lifetime supply. Now I can continue using sandpaper scraps and regular sandpaper for my discs! Just thought I would pass this along.

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#1 posted 11-26-2019 04:48 PM

Thanks for the TIP.

Can get from AMAZON after searching for FEATHERING DISK ADHESIVE:

ONLY $15.26 plus shipping and tax for 5 oz tube.

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#2 posted 11-26-2019 06:42 PM

It does seem a bit expensive. What is the difference between using this and spray adhesive?

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#3 posted 11-26-2019 11:58 PM

Its mostly my preference as anything in a spray can costs more for what you get and I have some smaller disc sanders like 5” diameter and smaller. Spray cans are also messy with a lot of over spray that has to be dealt with.

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#4 posted 11-27-2019 03:18 AM

OK, sounds good. I will keep this in mind when my spray can goes empty.

So you squeeze this stuff out and use a brush, is it liquid like e.g. Titebond?

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#5 posted 11-27-2019 04:20 PM

It is liquid like tooth paste. Smear on a thin coat and apply the sandpaper. It is a removable contact cement.

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#6 posted 11-27-2019 04:47 PM

How does that differ from contact cement in the can?

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#7 posted 11-27-2019 05:00 PM

That I can’t tell you. I suspect it has to do with the long time ability to remove the adhered sandpaper disc. I have had discs on a rarely used disc sander come off after years of being adhered, although with some effort. A little acetone will remove any remaining adhesive on a metal disc if needed.

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