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Help a noob re: Scotch Brite pads / discs and what they look like

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bill s preston esq, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. bill s preston esq
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
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    bill s preston esq
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    I read a ton of stuff on here where Scotch Brite pads, discs, etc are used on projects. Obviously, 95% of you know what they other person is talking about. I don't.

    For those of you who use them and love them, can you post a pic (from your shop or just a general picture from Google) of what you use and what you use it for?

    I was reading a thread today about rust removal and someone mentioned using red pad with CLR, another guy recommended gray pads and someone else talked about a purple disc on a grinder. I'd just like to see what they look like and what you use them for so I can get them without grabbing the wrong thing or walking around not knowing what to look for.

    Thanks.
     
  2. goose-em
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    from Louisiana

    You probably have a local weld supply store near you. Airgas comes to mind.

    Go in there and ask for the scothbrite pads for a grinder.

    They look like a scotchbrite but they are round and 4.5 inches in diameter. There is a velcro like backer that you can get also to attache the pad to the grinder.

    The pads are around $2.50 each and the backer is around $15.00

    There are three different pads each with different coarseness. Red is low, brown is medium and I can't remember the coarsest color. I use red.
     
  3. John 79
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    This is great stuff for getting rid of old paint and rust without damaging the metal.
    Use this alot on my cars.

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    Drivers door:

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  4. FANTASY FACTORY
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    OR, head on down to the local Janitorial supply house, they have them for floor maintenence machines, BIGGER! trim to any size or shape, and they are double thick, at least 5 levels of abrasiveness, from polishing (grey) to wax removal (black) green is perfect for filtering the wort on my home brew.
     
  5. 117harv
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    Here are the 7" diameter ones I use with an angle grinder, brown is coarse, purple is medium and green fine. They make the in 6" x 9" sheets to be used by hand also.
     

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  6. Hey John is that a Riviera in that picture?
     
  7. John 79
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    No,its my 65 nova SS.
    Got a build thread on here.

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  8. 5Wcoupe
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    I really like the smaller ones that I use with my right angle die grinder too
    1-1/2", 2", and 3"
     

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  9. The different colors have different abrasives.

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  10. p51mustang
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  11. joeycarpunk
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    from MN,USA

     
  12. Harbor freight has a similar disc in 4" & 4.5" for about 5.00
    Fasten all should carry something also similar.
    Your local weldind house should Cary them too.
    Good chance your local body shop supply house has them.

    If I needed one , I wouldn't think Napa or auto zone
     
  13. Deuces
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  14. Mr48chev
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    Here locally we can get them at the automotive paint/body shop supply stores.
     
  15. langy
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  16. joeycarpunk
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    from MN,USA

    Thanks to all who responded, my dad picked some up today and is going to give them a try on a '49 Olds we've been working on.
     
  17. Anything you need to know about 3M products as it relates to fixing a car can be found at www.3mcollision.com its the website for the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. There is information on there for everything from abrasives to spray guns.
     

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