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Forum topic by Lovegasoline posted 06-26-2020 12:02 PM 250 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lovegasoline

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06-26-2020 12:02 PM

I have a Bosch 5” hole ROS that I’ve had for years (decades) and it’s a fantastic tool. I usually use Mirka Gold or Norton abrasive discs (and occasionally a cheaper product), but I’m interested in trying out Mirka’s Abranet/Autonet mesh discs based on unanimously glowing reviews.

I have a question for a specific sanding application: stripping paint from flat wood surfaces, both oil/alkyd base paint and latex/acrylic base paint. As can be imagined lots of corning and the discs wear out rapidly. Unpleasant work no matter how you slice it. Is there a Mirka disc product that is burly and well suited to this specific application? I like the mesh concept and the more effective dust collection.

Mirka has such a broad spectrum of specialty abrasives I was wondering if anyone has experience with a wider sampling of their product line and could suggest an abrasive disc better suited to this particular task than the Abranet/Autonet line?

Thanks a bunch for any feedback.

best,
LG

-- “It is the beginning of wisdom to recognize that most men are fools and knaves, but it is the end of wisdom to embrace that vision.” -Arthur Kleps


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ibewjon

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#1 posted 06-26-2020 02:28 PM

I don’t know the amount you want to sand/strip, but is there a reason you can’t use a chemical stripper like Soy Gel? It is made from soy beans and has worked well for me. And if it is older paint, it may contain lead, which you would not want to sand into dust.

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#2 posted 06-26-2020 02:36 PM

Use a HEAT gun to get the mass of paint/finish off first! Then worry about sanding

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Lovegasoline

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#3 posted 06-26-2020 07:41 PM

I’ve been through it all and more, on an epic stripping journey few could comprehend.

Just to be clear, I’m not looking for stripping advice per se, just info on sanding disc technology that I might be unaware of.

Thanks!

-- “It is the beginning of wisdom to recognize that most men are fools and knaves, but it is the end of wisdom to embrace that vision.” -Arthur Kleps

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