meaning of writing on back of sandpaper?

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Forum topic by JesseTutt posted 07-23-2013 11:55 PM 1431 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2013 11:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sandpaper

I recently purchased 2 rolls of sandpaper for my drum sander. As I was unrolling some to cut a length to go on the sander I was wondering what all the words / codes meant. Can anyone interpret the following for me?

XA911+ P100 Aluminum Oxide LV 22-19 01 P100

The 100 is the grit, and Aluminum Oxide is the type of grit. What does the rest mean?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#1 posted 08-29-2013 03:47 AM

A google search only came up with this topic and sandpaper companies ads :-)

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#2 posted 08-29-2013 06:57 AM

X = weight of backing = stiff
A = actual paper backing weight/gr/m2
911 is an id number for the maker (and also the number to call when the belt snaps and cuts off your nose)
L= specifies white Aluminum Oxide
P100 paper back 100 grit
The rest make little sense. Where did these come from ?

-- What day is it ? No matter. Ummmm What month is it ? No moron. I paid for a 2 x 6. That means Two inches by six inches. I want the rest of my wood.

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