View Full Version : 800x Cork?


Will Leavitt
08-28-2003, 09:10 AM
Steve, first off, THANKS FOR THE CORK BELT TIP!!!! :D

After trying this, I wonder if you can go from a 400x belt to a 800x belt skipping the 600x? :confused:

I plan on satin finishing afterwards anyway, just using the cork belt finish as a good base for it. :smokin

Thanks y'all.

Will

srjknives
08-28-2003, 10:59 AM
Thank you. Glad it's working out for you.

You realize that skipping the 600x step will only save you about 3 - 5 minute's time in the belting process. After the 400x step, it goes very fast, as you probably know.

From 400x to 800x might be a stretch, but just give it a try and see how it goes. Probably will just take a bit longer. Better get a good job done with the 400x first.

However, that being said, I'd think that a 600x cork finish would be plenty fine enough for the next process of hand sanding. Do you really need to go to 800x? That's entirely up to you, to each his own. go with what works for you.

Will Leavitt
08-30-2003, 09:24 AM
Steve, you're right, I'll just finish up with a 600x then off to hand power! :D Thanks again for the cork belt tip.

Will

Steve
03-16-2012, 05:23 PM
Steve, first off, THANKS FOR THE CORK BELT TIP!!!! :D

After trying this, I wonder if you can go from a 400x belt to a 800x belt skipping the 600x? :confused:

I plan on satin finishing afterwards anyway, just using the cork belt finish as a good base for it. :smokin

Thanks y'all.

Will

FYI: I am now using only the 3M Norax Tractor Belt 2x72-320 X45 U254 Norax Engineered Abrasive, then the broken in 400x Cork and finishing with the 1000x Cork belt. Works great!
Gently break in a little bit, the Cubitron edges.