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Post by largej » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:00 am

I know there is probably no clear answer but interested in hearing from the group.
When is a piece of sand paper ready for the trash can?
I am always temped to use it to the very end but know it becomes less effective - I can feel it when I switch to a new piece.
This not a question of what type of sandpaper to use, but when to say it is "done."
Just asking...
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Re: Sandpaper

Post by red » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:47 am

think of sandpaper as a tool when it gets dull and stops cutting easily its time to change

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Re: Sandpaper

Post by chugalug » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:06 am

:D Sometimes you can clean it using a big rubber eraser.sometimes Wd-40 ill also clean,but I don't know if epoxy will stick if any residue is left on if using eraser or just buy new.
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Re: Sandpaper

Post by gdcarpenter » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:59 pm

I am a 'Cheap' Canadian, but also, at my age, try to work smart instead of hard. When I reach the point of 'Diminishing returns' on effort vs results, it's time to suck it up and get a new sheet of sandpaper.

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Re: Sandpaper

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:07 pm

It's time to change it about 10 minutes before I do it! :roll: :?

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Re: Sandpaper

Post by largej » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:03 am

Good stuff all - I think Bill nailed it. Too bad there was not some sort of indicator - color change as it wears down. But, I probably would still use it for another 10 minutes...

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Re: Sandpaper

Post by tcough » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:36 am

For me, it all depends on how many, if any, sheets I have left. :D
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Re: Sandpaper

Post by mrintense » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:35 pm

I'm inclined to go with the replace it when it becomes a chore to use club. If that means buying a lot of sandpaper, then so be it. When I was smooth sanding my hull after fiberglassing, I bought a bulk pack of sanding disks. I was changing them about every 5 minutes. Made life a lot easier and only cost me a few tens in the end.
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