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Sanding sponges - and now angle grinders and pads.

Postby Stuart Clayman » Sat Mar 06, 2004 5:06 am

What is the order of the color of the sponges from roughest to smoothest?
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Postby Lauri Levanto » Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:11 am

Mine are of two brands with different color coding!

A rule of thumb SEEMS TO BE that
coarse pads have small patches of abrasive
fine grits come with larger patches.
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Postby Brad Walker » Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:38 am

Stuart Clayman wrote:What is the order of the color of the sponges from roughest to smoothest?


Depends on the brand.

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Postby Stuart Clayman » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:00 pm

Not sure what brand I have. They came as a set so I assuem that they are the same manufacturer.

The colors are Green, black, yellow, red and white. The green is the roughest, then the black, and the white I think if the finest. I am not sure between the yellow and red.
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Postby Rebecca M. » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:10 pm

My yellow one says 320. The ink is gone from all the rest and I don't know what brand they are either.

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Postby Stuart Clayman » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:12 pm

Mine do not have any writing on them.
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Postby charlie holden » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:15 pm

If they are 3M they are on this page:

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Postby Stuart Clayman » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:23 pm

Thanks Charlie,
That was it. So, I have the 60, 120, 220, 400 and the 800. I also see there is a 600 and a 1800. Does anyone use these 2?

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Postby Brad Walker » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:27 pm

Stuart Clayman wrote:That was it. So, I have the 60, 120, 220, 400 and the 800. I also see there is a 600 and a 1800. Does anyone use these 2?


The really fine grits aren't used on glass, just granite and things like that. Remember, most of these pads are probably bought for polishing rocks, not for working with glass.

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Postby Lauri Levanto » Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:53 pm

I have only two hand pads.
The set rotating pads I have for angular grinder
goes to 1800 (orange).
It gives a nice polish to glass, but not perfect gloss.
I suppose pumice and cerium are unavoidable steps.

One should use the pads in binary order.
First coarse, then double the grit and work until
magnifying glass reveas no coarse markings.
Double the grit again etc.
Remember to wash the glass, hands and the workin area
between each grit.
Use some pressure on the pads, and plenty of water.
A thin white sludge is what you want to see.

-lauri

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Postby Stuart Clayman » Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:51 pm

lauri wrote:The set rotating pads I have for angular grinder
goes to 1800 (orange).

-lauri


If I understand you correctly you have a angular grinder, I assume like the one in the link below, that has a set of rotating pads that goes to 1800. Where does one get diamond pads to fit those in the US? Anyone knows?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 2464724511
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Postby charlie holden » Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:02 pm

Stuart Clayman wrote:
lauri wrote:The set rotating pads I have for angular grinder
goes to 1800 (orange).

-lauri


If I understand you correctly you have a angular grinder, I assume like the one in the link below, that has a set of rotating pads that goes to 1800. Where does one get diamond pads to fit those in the US? Anyone knows?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 2464724511


Better angle grinders have water feeds through the shaft. Go back to the link I posted before and click around.

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Postby charlie » Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:38 pm

Stuart Clayman wrote:
lauri wrote:The set rotating pads I have for angular grinder
goes to 1800 (orange).

-lauri


If I understand you correctly you have a angular grinder, I assume like the one in the link below, that has a set of rotating pads that goes to 1800. Where does one get diamond pads to fit those in the US? Anyone knows?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 2464724511


the granite polishing industry has used these forever. i just had a granite slab edge polished. wish i worked there to just play with the tools. look at headstone or countertop tooling. poke around at http://www.granitecitytool.com/

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Postby gthomson » Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:45 pm

Stuart Clayman wrote:If I understand you correctly you have a angular grinder, I assume like the one in the link below, that has a set of rotating pads that goes to 1800. Where does one get diamond pads to fit those in the US? Anyone knows?


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 2464724511


Well, I've got one of those, and I'd like to know as well. Would silicon carbide discs be OK?

Which brings me to a related question: what other 'home shop' tools can be pressed into service temporarily/cheaply untill the specialized stuff gets acquired? I've got a bench grinder, metal lathe, drill press, router, dremel, and all the typical things like drills.

Thanks,

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Postby Jack Bowman » Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:25 pm

Stuart asks...

If I understand you correctly you have a angular grinder, I assume like the one in the link below, that has a set of rotating pads that goes to 1800. Where does one get diamond pads to fit those in the US? Anyone knows?



Stuart,

http://www.granitecitytool.com/stone-to ... catnum=252

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Postby Stuart Clayman » Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:35 pm

Ok, now that I know that I can get disks for it.. and I konw that there are some people that use that type of grinder for glass. What do ya'll use it for? Doing a buff job on it? Sorry it reminds me of a car buffer.

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Postby Lauri Levanto » Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:30 pm

Hi Stuart
The disks I have are of Telum Brand,
most propably US made.

The grinder is of that type, a bit stronger that car polishing tools.

In fact I use the pads on a handheld drill
- to get variable speed control. They work best in moderate speed.

I do grind of flashings, sometimes level out
the base of a cast piece.
I am still testing with the fine applications like polishing.
They can be used for larger flat areas, so my style of sculpting has to take it in consideration.

They work pretty fast when cleaning of needling of flat pieces.

There are similar disks for a Dremel-type tool, maybe
2" diam. Mine are 5". That source carries
small cylindrical pads for Dremel, too.

Hope to get hands on such.

-lauri

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Postby StaceyG » Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:17 am

Does anyone know where to get the 3Mâ„¢ Diamond Files and pads without having to order them on the internet. Does someplace like Home Depot or Lowes carry them? Or should I go to a specialty shop of some kind?

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Postby charlie » Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:30 am

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