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Mrs Pingu

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Good Sandpaper?
« on: October 04, 2020, 01:00:54 pm »
Once upon a time, I used to be able to get 3M Sandblaster sandpaper which was green and marked as 'paint stripping' or 'paint removal'. A bit like this https://images.app.goo.gl/7YgC5zQbWTCMjCpw7
It was the dog's danglies. Unfortunately it seems they don't do it any more.

So I bought some Oakey General Purpose coarse grade paper from Screwfix (it's brown) and it is crap, does nothing.
The closest 3M product I can find is this https://images.app.goo.gl/7YgC5zQbWTCMjCpw7 but it's also brown. I don't want to get that and find it's just as useless as the Oakey stuff.

Anybody any experience or recommendations for stuff you can actually purchase now?
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Re: Good Sandpaper?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2020, 01:04:59 pm »
I've always used the Hiomant roll stuff.  The correct width for machines or just tear off a bit for using by hand.  All grits available.

Small rolls available from many trade outlets.

Re: Good Sandpaper?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2020, 01:15:51 pm »
I've used Mirka Avomax from the local decorators merchants for years.
Good stuff IMO.
It may not come in sheets though, so it may not be what you want.

https://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/product/mirka-avomax-roll-115mmx50m-grit-60-263382

If you can find a trade outlet, they will sometimes sell in metre lengths.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Good Sandpaper?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2020, 03:23:36 pm »
Thanks both, never heard of Mirka but they both look good.
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T42

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Re: Good Sandpaper?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2020, 03:34:49 pm »
Mirka make bloody good sanders. Well, bloody expensive - beyond my pocket for what it is.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Good Sandpaper?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2020, 03:43:50 pm »
The Festool of sanders.

Re: Good Sandpaper?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2020, 09:31:37 pm »
At work, we have Hermes wet and dry, Mirka Abranet, also some coarser paper and cloth backed stuff which I can't remember the name of.

All for sanding wood and varnishes.

Re: Good Sandpaper?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2020, 11:51:25 am »
FWIW a few years ago I bought (at a boot sale I think) some 'roll ends' in various grades from stuff that would usually be cut off the roll and then used on commercial (mostly drum type) floor sanders.  The roll ends are insufficient for floor sanders but plenty big enough for everything else. This might be a lifetime's supply and it is good quality stuff too. I forget the exact make(s) but it seems pretty good stuff to me.

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Re: Good Sandpaper?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2020, 06:22:13 pm »
My two go to brands is Mirka Abranet and Kingspor. Both are orders of magnitude better than the generic stuff you still labelled as sandpaper.
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