Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Do you remove glaze from pulleys when changing belts?
You'll be able to choose more than one for voting.
I hit the button too soon and only voted for with an attributable problem but also wanted to vote for when a belt breaks.
Someone recently had a problem with a belt slipping. They used sandpaper and ran the engine to de-glaze the pulley and it stopped the slipping. I have done this when I've seen a really slick smooth shiny surface. I've decided that when I change a belt or a belt comes off, I'm going to de-glaze the pulley because "what the heck", it doesn't hurt, won't do any harm if you do it lightly and quickly, and it can only help.
I find the best sandpaper to use for de-glazing is belts from a belt sander. Very tough with the fabric backing, long so you can keep your hands away if you choose, and you can fold it in half lengthwise to make it easier to de-glaze.
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Last edited by JLawrence08648; 03-06-2019 at 12:16 PM.