Applying Hook and Loop Converter

Applying Hook and Loop Converter
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How to apply or replace Hook and Loop Converter on your sander base or face plate.  

Applying or replacing the Hook and Loop on your sander base or face plate.

 

A converter disc or sheet allows you to then use velour-backed sandpaper.

 

When replacing the Hook already on your sanding face plate or sander base, firstly you have to remove the Hook that is already in place. This is because if you put the new converter onto the worn out Hook, all that it is adhering to is the top of the hook fingers and there is not enough surface contact for good adhesion.  If you try to remove the hook on a rubber/foam sander base, it is more likely you will end up tearing chucks of rubber/foam from the sander base.

We would suggest placing a sheet of sandpaper on a flat surface.

Start the sander, and place it on the sandpaper sheet. This will remove the worn-out hooks on the base plate back to a smooth surface. (Take care to keep an even pressure over the sander, to ensure you are taking an even amount off the whole surface) 

 

If you have an aluminium or wooden face plate that you are converting from adhesive-backed discs, discs that you have been glueing on, or a new face plate, clean the surface throughly.

 

Once you have a flat, smooth, dust-free and clean surface, you are now ready to apply the new Hook and Loop Converter.

 

Remove the adhesive protective liner from the back of the new Hook and Loop converter disc.

Place the adhesive side onto the sanding face plate or sander base, making sure you are placing it central, whilst lining up any dust extraction holes.

Rub your hand over the surface of the Hook, to make sure your converter has good contact with the face plate or sander base.

 

Your face plate or sander base is now ready for hook and loop discs.

 

At The Sandpaper Man we stock the following sizes of Hook and Loop converter discs and sheets:-

125 mm diameter with no dust extraction holes

125 mm diameter with 8 dust extraction holes

150 mm diameter with no dust extraction holes

150 mm diameter with 6 + 1 centre dust extraction holes

150 mm diameter with 8 + 1 centre dust extraction holes

180 mm diameter with no dust extraction holes

230mm diameter with no dust extraction holes

305 mm diameter with no dust extraction

 

93 x 230 mm

115 x 280 mm

305 mm wide in 500 mm long increments

 

Other sizes can be ordered, please contact us regarding these.

 

These can be found at the following links on our website.

https://www.thesandpaperman.com.au/hook-and-loop-disc-converter/

https://www.thesandpaperman.com.au/sandpaper-sheets-hook-and-loop/​

 

 

Happy Sanding!

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