help with sandpaper

I have some sandpaper. It says it is wet/dry.
What does this mean? Can I used it wet OR dry? Will it make less dust if I
use it wet? Can I wet it with water, or do I need special sandpaper fluid?
I also noticed that coarser sandpaper has larger grit, and that it makes
bigger scratches. Finer sandpaper has smaller grit. This is all very
clever!
Reply to
Cydrome Leader
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Yes, you do, I live in a special place where the proper fluid comes out of the ground as if by magic. I can sell you, as a RCM'er, all you want at 8 dollars a gallon + shipping.
Wes
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Wes
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Michael A. Terrell
Holy water works well. You can swipe some at your local Catholic church. Bring a Slurpie cup and just fill it up. Tell them you have a lot of atoning to do.
Try to get some of the gritless stuff. It's slow, but it will keep you entertained for hours.
You can make it at home, by buying emery cloth and soaking it in the holy water. Then a quick run through the clothes washer and you'll have really smooth gritless. This is an expert trick.
-- Ed Huntress
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Ed Huntress
"Cydrome Leader" wrote: (clip) Can I used it wet OR dry? (clip) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ It can, but that is not what it means. It means that it CAN BE either wet or dry, but not at the same time. If you spread it on the ground outside, it can tell you whether it is raining. Don't fall for the holy water scam. Just lay it on the ground and wait for rain.
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Leo Lichtman
I have tried to do this, but the slurpie cup is too tall to fit under the fountain. Should I try to tilt the cup before I fill it, so that it fits under the fountain better?
This is a very good idea. I will try this tonight.
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Cydrome Leader
Shall I paint the sandpaper, to protect it from the rain? I could attach heavy duty casters to the sandpaper, so that I can easily move it around outside.
Something funny happened to me today. I noticed there are different sized tips on screwdrivers!
I had though (incorrectly) that the only difference was the size and length of the stick that conects to the handle.
Somebody told me that using the correct sized screwdriver will be much better to do than to use the wrong size.
Is this true? I shall try it tonight.
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Cydrome Leader
"Cydrome Leader" Shall I paint the sandpaper, to protect it from the rain? I could attach
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ You don't need to paint it. But, if you mount it on casters, you will need to protect THEM from the rain. Use castor oil.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ It's true. Phillips head screwdrivers are thicker than the other kind.
Q: What do you call a drink made from vodka and milk of magnesia? A: A Phillips screwdriver. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ (clip) Somebody told me that using the correct sized screwdriver will be much
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I hope you are aware that screwdrivers are not labelled "right" and :wrong." If it turns out that the one you are calling wrong works better, you may jump to the wrong conclusion.
Reply to
Leo Lichtman
make less dust if I
special sandpaper fluid?
Catholic church.
have a lot of atoning
to fit under the
so that it fits
Save yourself a trip to the church, just fill the cup and boil the hell out of it.
Reply to
Phil Kangas
Wes, If you are going to sell it, don't forget to include the correct Dihydrogen Monoxide MSDS sheet. Nasty stuff---many have died from over AND under exposure. You might want to check and make sure it doesn't have to ship HAZMAT.
Bill
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BillM
I think a hamzat fee would be reasonable. Lots of industrial chemicals are very powerful.
Can I water your sandpaper fluid down with water, before use?
Reply to
Cydrome Leader
***Preferrably internally. Helps in case you are FOS.
***I respectfully disagree. Surely everyone knows screwdrivers are labelled "right" and "left". Like snips. One is for screwing, the other for unscrewing. Unless you have a left-handed thread, in which case whole different set of screwdrivers, used *by left hand only*, is called for.
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Michael Koblic
Should I boil the water, or should I boil the cup? I think that I can melt and boil the cup. I have a torch (with casters) that I can use for this.
Reply to
Cydrome Leader
I was thinking to use military surplus cosmoline. I cover everything with paint or cosmoline.
This is quite funny. I at first though the answer was "poziSCREWdriver" was the answer to this very clever joke. I was just centimeters away from the correct answer.
I do not understand the "right" and "wrong". Do you mean a "tighty" and "loosey" screwdriver? It can be confusing to use the same screwdriver for both tasks.
Thank you Leo, you are most helpful.
Reply to
Cydrome Leader
Use a piece of aquarium hose.
Reply to
Ed Huntress
This is metalworking- you're supposed to use regular sandpaper with WD40 so you don't get rust.
(actually, this works pretty well)
Dave
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spamTHISbrp
Interesting. I'll try that on the next vacuum pump.
Everybody on the planet seems to sell major rebuilt kits of Precision belt driven pumps. Any suggestions of good places to get one of these kits from?
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Cydrome Leader
Sure 4:1 max. I need to make a living. ;)
Wes
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Wes

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