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Sandpaper grit

Posted by graywings (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 23, 12 at 9:48

I need to buy a large quantity of triangular hook & loop sanding sheets for a paint scrape and sand project on my porch. I have been using the 60 grit sheets sold in stores, but Fein sells a 40 grit. Is 40 grit too rough to use on wood? Is there a reason Dremel does not sell 40 grit sheets for the Multi-Max, which I am using?

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RE: Sandpaper grit

I used a Multimaster last fall to strip down 4 very large shutters (10' tall), so this brings back memories, and not good ones!
I think I used 60 grit which came in boxes of 50 sheets, but still needed a finer sanding (80-100 grit) to be ready for primer. The oscillating action is not a smoothing orbit; it gets a lot done for the very small size of the pad.
I know the Fein was designed for continuous use, I don't know if the same can be said for the much less costly Dremel version. I was sanding those louvers for days on end.

RE: Sandpaper grit

Thanks. I will get the 60 grit.

RE: Sandpaper grit

Look at Kilngspore or one of the other online vendors for sandpaper.

You do not need better quality paper for paint removal, it is going to clog very quickly.

Using a paint stripper is much faster.

RE: Sandpaper grit

Thanks for the info, Brickeyee. This is for the soffit of a porch overhang. I am heating and scraping most all of the porch, but would rather just sand this area.

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