Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
I did not tell my story using flap disks.
I've know about flap disks for quite a while, many many years, but never used one because of hesitancy that they would work. I thought it was a tool scam. Then I joined SBF and so many others have mentioned using it with SUCCESS! ***? Really? It works? I trust these people on SBF none are deceiving people. So a few months ago I bought I bought 4 in a package from Amazon, 36 grit, 50 grit, 80 grit, 120 grit. I've forgotten about having these until last week. I used it on a Black & Decker work stand that had some heavy rust on one section. Though the paint was thin, and the metal thin, just a touch removed all the rust instantly to bare metal. Wow.
I have always wire brushed metal using a hand power grinder with a cup wire brush and have ALWAYS been dissatisfied with the results, never seeing bright shiny metal. On occasion I've had to use a grinding disk but that really carves up the metal but then you can't use the latter on thinner metal. I then cover with oil based Rust-o-leum primer then oil paint. To discover POR-15 on here though I've had no need to use POR yet.
Now with my flap disks, and the positive user feedback of SBFers, I'm waiting until I need to do a snowblower or lawn mower. to see the results. I'm starting to believe I should have bought some flap disks many many years ago and tried them. I'm kicking myself for not. Ouch. That hurt.
Will it extend the life of the flap disks by first power wire brushing using a cup wire brush to remove the rust? or is the amount of normal surface rust inconsequential?
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