dynaguy wrote:The poly discs wear very well if you use light pressure and stay away from sharp edges. FWIW Pat
I think it has a lot to do with the sheer amount of bondo that I am going through right now on this car. Though I am hopefully that I have gotten through the bulk of it at this point... time will tell.
C.Costine wrote:You definitely have a very cool and good looking mom. We now know that you are a very young fellow among us mostly old guys. I have gotten flap wheels from multiple places including the welding supply. That is all they use for cleaning metal on their industrial work. I don't see much difference one brand to another. And of course there is a wide range of grit just as in sandpaper.
Well, young is certainly based on your perspective. I'm seeing that 40 mark come up very soon!
I have a stock of #40 flap paddles that I use for metal forming fairly regularly and they hold up nicely to that type of work. I am apprehensive to use them for paint removal... I need something that won't go through the metal if my mind wanders off to another place.
dynaguy wrote:The flaps wheels can be made of alumina oxide (usually brown color), zirconia (usually blue/green) or ceramic (red/orange). The alumina oxide are best for mild steel, zirconia take down welds faster and wear longer, ceramic last the longest and are best for alloys. Hogging down hard on any of them develops excessive heat and cause them to prematurely wear. FWIW Pat
I am pretty sure I have mostly had blue and brown and mostly used them for cleaning up the edges of metal I have cut and light metal shaping as well. Thanks for the info!
1968 1600 - Frame-on restoration.
1970 VW Bug - Long Course Offroad car in Class 11 build configuration
1995 BMW 318ti - Short course Rallyx Car with s50 M3 swap
2006 Subaru WRX - Daily driver and occasional Ice Racer.