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Offline Bill Wyko

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?Using my ROS-150 to remove old paint.
« on: July 06, 2008, 04:45 PM »
What sanding disc would you recomend for removing old, chipping, multiple layers of paint. Our desert heat will defeat even the longest warranty paints. I'd like this to be as painless as possible ;) Preferably a disc that won't load up. I do have the CT-33 so that should help. This is one of those jobs the really suck no matter what.
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Offline Justin F.

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Re: ?Using my ROS-150 to remove old paint.
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 05:04 PM »
I have had good luck with Cristal 40 or 60 grit followed buy Rubin 80 - 120.   I really like the Cristal paper --- wish they would offer it for the RAS 115.  The Cristal does a really good job of not loading and has a substantial backing so it can handle a little rough action.
I think you might even enjoy it.  ;)


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Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: ?Using my ROS-150 to remove old paint.
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 05:47 PM »
Bill,
I've tried the Rotex for this sort of thing, and it works fine.  But then I tried the RAS 115, with 36-grit Rubin discs, and it went much faster!  The RAS catches a lot of the debris, though not all of it.  But like I said, it's fast!

Here's my full review of using it for a job like the one you're describing: click here.

Matthew
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Offline Bill Wyko

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Re: ?Using my ROS-150 to remove old paint.
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 06:55 PM »
Thanks Mathew. Now how much is it gonna cost me? :D Looks like it is the exact tool for the job. I always like when I can justify a Festool to the LOML ;) I might even like this job. ;D
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Offline Bill Wyko

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Re: ?Using my ROS-150 to remove old paint.
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008, 06:57 PM »
Can I mention this is one more time where FOG will create yet another Festool sale. Thanks again Mathew.
BTW, great write up. I'm convinced. I went to Festoolusa, 260 is cheap at twice the price if it gets this job done.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2008, 07:03 PM by Bill Wyko »
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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: ?Using my ROS-150 to remove old paint.
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008, 08:03 PM »
I have tackled many difficult paint removal jobs with my Rotex 150 in "aggresive"mode and have been very happy with the results.  My prefered paper is Saphir P36 or P50.  I have also tried Saphir P24 but (so far) have never found a job where it was really needed.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2008, 10:28 PM by Frank Pellow »
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Offline Bill Wyko

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Re: ?Using my ROS-150 to remove old paint.
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2008, 09:01 PM »
Thanks Frank. I'll try all my sanders if it'll do this PITA job.
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Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: ?Using my ROS-150 to remove old paint.
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2008, 12:17 AM »
I have tackled many difficult paint removal jobs with my Rotex 150 in "aggresive"mode and have been very happy with the results.  My prefered paper is Saphir P36 or P50.  I have also tried Saphir P24 but (so far) have never found a job where it was really needed.

Frank, I have -- for carving out cracks in plastered walls and ceilings.  24 grit works better than 36 grit.  50 grit barely works in this service.  I'm repairing the walls and ceilings of my house, using my RO 125 for this removal job.  I am undercutting the cracked areas, then refilling them with fiberglass tape and chemical setting compound.

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Offline Dan Clermont

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Re: ?Using my ROS-150 to remove old paint.
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2008, 12:41 AM »
You're gonna want to go with a 24, 36 or 50 Saphir. The Rubin's and Cristals will load up quickly and are not cost effective

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Offline b_m_hart

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Re: ?Using my ROS-150 to remove old paint.
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2008, 01:19 AM »
I just did some patching of my plaster walls in my living room.  The work wasn't perfect, but it was at least a solid improvement... anyway, the 24 grit saphir felt a bit like overkill to me.

Offline Tom Bainbridge

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Re: ?Using my ROS-150 to remove old paint.
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2008, 04:19 AM »
brilliant2 P40 is my go to grit for full removal of paint to bare wood with the rotex 150

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