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Claud1

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I bought a brand new Record disc sander about 8 months ago, cleaned the grease off the disc with white spirit and dried it with a clean cloth but the discs won't stay attached. Can anyone advise me as to what I may be doing wrong. I also bought the Record discs for the sander.
 

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White spirit is the problem, its quite good at removing sticky labels from things so may leave a residue on the disk.
I would thoroughly clean with meths using not the white spirit cloth and give a final wipe over with a fresh cloth/kitchen paper towel with meths then let air dry. Then use a fresh sanding disk (not one you have tried before) and all should be well
 

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Previous post may be right but I’d have said it sounds like a problem with the adhesive on the discs. I have one but use Hermes self adhesive discs from Axminster and they stick ok and I clean the face of the metal disc with white spirit when I change them.
 

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As above I use acetone to clean the residue then fit the Axminster disk my backplate is melamine faced ply
 

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I bought a brand new Record disc sander about 8 months ago, cleaned the grease off the disc with white spirit and dried it with a clean cloth but the discs won't stay attached. Can anyone advise me as to what I may be doing wrong. I also bought the Record discs for the sander.
I have the record 0” disk sander, the discs when they do stick are a real pain to change over. They leave so much residue on the disc you spend longer cleaning the disc than sanding. Far better is to get a 10” hook and loop disk off eBay, stick that to the sander plate and then use hook and loop sanding discs.
 

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When I looked around a few years back for a 10" velcro type backing for my sander I couldn't find anything wider than 2", so used that in strips across the disc, its still holding fine after many changes of sanding disc

I have the record 0” disk sander, the discs when they do stick are a real pain to change over. They leave so much residue on the disc you spend longer cleaning the disc than sanding. Far better is to get a 10” hook and loop disk off eBay, stick that to the sander plate and then use hook and loop sanding discs.
 

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They sell precut velcro and sanding discs, almost any size, too must hassle to do a DIY.
Also never had a problem with sticking and always used white spirit.
 

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Do you have a link or supplier for the precut velcro as I couldn't find any a few years back or now


They sell precut velcro and sanding discs, almost any size, too must hassle to do a DIY.
Also never had a problem with sticking and always used white spirit.
 

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