Teddy, you sand around the tape. If you notice, the resin stays sticky over the tape. If you pass directly over the tape, you may smear it onto the board. Compound in the box looks un-professional, even after being cleaned out.
teddy, be risky or you will do not learn well..figure out man
stl, you´re allright yeah, the secret is in the first or second grit.., this is the secret; keep a quality first and second grit sand the method that i use, is not expensive than your method, because i use less polish compounds.., ´cause the lesser grits practically "clean" the surface and at this point i haven´t got any marks, or scratches..
I bought into an old case of Peril Drops Tooth Polish.Works great,nice shine,and really cheap.........10.00 for the whole case.Herb
..i work with a 3800RPM´s Makita. 6000!Rpm´S for the fins!man you hold it tight!. i think those information exchanges are quiet goods.
There was a time, when I did 6 or 8 nine footers a day.It was a very long time actually. God that beat me up. I prefer to do specialty boards now, like 5 fin bonzers and such, and I like to take my time at it. Make 'em nice ya know? Shops pay a bit more these days, but your still not getting rich, and it's murder on the back. So I just do a couple a day, more to help out then for the money. Like a hobby. That's why i like the hard ones. But nothin' over 500 grit on the machine. Merry christmas
Sand with 2800 dewalt, buff with 6000 milwaukee polisher w/ variable speed dial. Slow her down for the rails...speed her up for the flats, and the mirror glaze. You can count your mustache hairs!
STL .Are you using the super soft grey Ferro pad or power all the way through?Is mirror glaze as good as the old Liquid Ebony?I have a rubber sanding belt cleaner (like a big eraser) that I hold on the pad while the machine is running and it gets some of the loaded up resin off.My pro polisher friend has an old wool buff pad glued to the wall which he uses to clean the paper.He justs sticks the machine up there while running and it cleans the paper pretty good. R. Brucker
I use the butt end of an old butter knife to clean the pads. Works real good. Speed up to max RPM and hold the knife at 45 degrees pressing light at first and then former for a few seconds. Drew
I use yellow/soft power pads. Save my worn 320 paper for handsanding rails with water.