DIY sanding discs quick bodge

  1. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    So,needed some rough 125mm sanding discs 40/60 grit to clean off paint rust etc
    None left in my stock(damn:mad:),what do i do:dontknow:
    I know,i have some belts for an old belt sander(cheap ali/oxide),plus some old paper thin 800's hook and loop
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    Lets get cutting
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    Out with the hot glue gun and stuck the old disc to the cut up belt
    1st one didnt go so well damn glue was going off before i could get good contact had to use the heat gun to keep it sticky;)
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    Glued and then trimmed
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    Now test time
    Well try this
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    Dont know what red lead paint this is,all i know its a pita to get off sometimes,but;)
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    Did the job,disc stayed on ok,so happy at that,will note,as its a variable speed grinder, i had it on speed 2 didnt want to go too fast and cause enough heat to melt the glue,so result:thumbup:
     
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  2. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    normally just use contact adhesive
     
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  3. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    That's next level

    But if that's what you've got to do to get the job done then fair enough :thumbup:
     
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  4. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    No contact glue,but load of glue sticks:thumbup:
     
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  5. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    All my sanders are like this now, as soon as the velcro quits holding it gets ripped off
     
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  6. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    mad really,why not make discs the same thickness/backing as belt ones,you know when you catch the edge the thing rips to bits:mad:
     
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  7. Parm

    Parm Oh how I’ve missed my play pen this year

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    I’ve done that before, spray tac is your friend. Always worth having a can kicking about
     
  8. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    So you glue the sanding disc onto the backing plate?
     
  9. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Yes, they then pull off once knackered.
     
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  10. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Because youd buy less
     
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  11. Shedendman

    Shedendman Member

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    Out of curiosity,and off subject just a tadge,i did see a someone(youtube i think) make their own belts to a custom size using epoxy glue,question,what glue would be best to do this,baring in mind heat being a factor?
     
  12. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    stick em on with a pritstick easy to remove as well. I use it all the time
     
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  13. Paul.

    Paul. Moderator Staff Member

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    Double sided carpet tape does it as well, ;)
     
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