I've pretty much always used the 2" disk but, my glasser here on Maui uses 3". I buy 2" out of convenience, they are the most easily found in stores. Either way they do a great job. In my mind I can see that the 3" might be easier to keep flat. Either size once you start doing it this way; You'll never look back. Lowel
reverb wrote: ...Balsa, man seems that you misunderstood what I commentedI say what you sayand those guy at that site dont know about pads at allbut believe me, they are (similar ferro pads) perfect for polish the rails and fins NOT for sanding Sorry, Reverb. I actually got it completely wrong. Forget my reply, please.
...Balsa, man seems that you misunderstood what I commented
I say what you say
and those guy at that site dont know about pads at all
but believe me, they are (similar ferro pads) perfect for polish the rails and fins NOT for sanding
Sorry, Reverb. I actually got it completely wrong. Forget my reply, please.
Listen to McDing. Every production shop I know uses right-angle air die grinders. With carbon fiber and other reinforced cloth, they are a must. $10 at HF, the 3M disks are about .50 each; hey a good file will cost more. Use the 60 grit disks, get about 5 or 6. When they load up, toss them into some acetone to soak, wire brush off the goo, and they're good for another 10 boards. Use low rpm until you've build up some skill (turn down the compressor to about 40 psi). If you do a sloppy job on cut or freelaps, don't expect any lap sanding/prep method to help. Do it so that you barely have to grind, which means good squeegee and masking technique.
dean can you show me a picture of your cutlap?
SD ----------That's IT! The "wonder tool".
Pete- I always think of it as "once around the block" with a little extra (if needed) at the nose and tail.
None to show I'm afraid. I set up for a cut lap once, walked away and forgot to come back in time. That was it for me and cut laps.
you need to do them to get good at glassing. they are fast enough to do good volume of boards. do cut laps on deck side and get good at them. they look so much better. this is how you do high end board. other wize customer may as well buy chinese. they have cutlaps and perfect gloss coats