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Forum topic by Albert posted 10-18-2021 04:21 PM 349 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2021 04:21 PM

I have a 12 inch disc sander question.

When changing the discs, I end up with a gunky adhesive residue on the metal plate, I use paint thinner, laquor thinner, alcohol, scrapers and rags. A real PITA and I expect someone out there has a better solution (no pun).

Thanks for any ideas

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#1 posted 10-18-2021 04:54 PM

I’ve used some stuff I got from HD, and I think Walmart has it too, called something in the form of Goo remover.

A little on the expensive side but it cleaned my disk off fairly well. It’ll even take buildup of old wax off of a floor.

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#2 posted 10-18-2021 05:50 PM

Try WD-40


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#3 posted 10-18-2021 06:28 PM

See if you can get an adapter pad for your machine, to convert it to velcro.
i got one for my 7” and it made all the difference.

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#4 posted 10-18-2021 06:36 PM

I’ve found they come off easier and with less mess if you do it immediately after sanding while the glue is still warm.

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#5 posted 10-18-2021 06:39 PM

Have you tried a dedicated remover?

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#6 posted 10-18-2021 07:45 PM

wd40/goo gone/spray lubricant of choice. Something thats slick that when the glue rolls over on itself it’ll get coated instead of putting the freshly exposed sticky stuff back against the plate. Then hit it with Laquer thinner at the end to get the lubricant residue off.

I used to use LT like my dad taught me but after i got some old gum off my wife’s car paint with wd40 (super easy btw) I was like let me try that on my disc sander….. Way better Also make sure you turn it on and run a razer blade against the surface to peel it up. It takes about 5 minutes from start the finish to change a disc ;)

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#7 posted 10-18-2021 10:11 PM

I use acetone

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#8 posted 10-19-2021 01:13 AM

We have one in our park and I get most of it off by turning on the sander and using a sharp chisel to peel off the glue. Then I use lacquer thinner to clean it entirely. It is a PITA and I’m looking for a 12 ” disc to convert it to velcro. I think that is the way to go

Good discussion because I’ll bet that is a problem for lots of people. Maybe someone will identify a velcro conversion disc. I could not find one or 12” velcro sanding discs

cheers, Jim

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#9 posted 10-19-2021 11:12 AM

I heat mine with a propane torch before peeling it off and that usually leaves little residue. What is left comes off in under 2 minutes wiping down with laccquer thinner.

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#10 posted 10-19-2021 11:14 AM

Goo Gone.

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#11 posted 10-19-2021 11:35 AM

+1 on the Goo Gone.

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