Sanding Belt Direction?

Depends on the vendor.
Vendor A has a seam that is a diagonal. These run in one direction. Vendor B has a seam that is straight across. These run in both direction.
Martin
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Martin Eastburn
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That's BS, and it gets my blood up, too.
The good guys do, especially if the tire was balanced on the car. We did that with the ghost imbalances, probably a brake rotor which has lost the balancing weight (so far back in time that we can't see the actual spot from which it came loose.)
I have seen pictures, and heard many stories when working as a wrench at a body & frame shop, where the body guys had to replace fenders.
Here are a couple real stories, and your flapping steel belt:
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NOW you've seen one.
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Larry Jaques
I don't have evidence of that, either, but I've seen blown belt pics. That was enough to caution me about crosswitching. I have known people who got tires secondhand and they blew, usually quite unspectacularly, so we thought crosswitching was probably the case. No proof, though.
??? I meant what that knew?
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Larry Jaques
I sent a note to "Duck Tape" who's factory is a couple of miles away, to ceate a new super tape to compete with the likes of "Gorilla Tape". My suggestion is to name it: "BOOGER TAPE".
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Tom Gardner
a used belt would be to biased as to shape > to stay on the rollers if reversed. I'm about to change a worn belt. Will try it in reverse and see what happens.
Unless you're just wanting to waste other peoples time, then why even ask when you've already decided to do just whatever in the fuck it was that you were going to do anyways?

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PrecisionmachinisT
Well have a nice day to you too ;) I did get some useful information before I made the switch, and if you have no interest in the topic, it's not like anyone forced you to read the thread.
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robobass
Well, if anyone is interested, here is my conclusion. Dr: Ludovico, please remove PrecisionmachinisT's eyelid clamps and release him from his restrain ing chair! When reversing the belt I can no longer sand on the platten, but there are many free-sanding jobs which I can still do. By organizing my sanding workl oad, I can increase belt life by at least 50 percent. Even in the middle of the belt, there is a lot of new cutting potential. Less precision, but use ful nonetheless.
Also, be safe. Buy good multiply tires!
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robobass
It's his only interaction with humans. Associating with evil demons all day must bore him a bit so he cruses the NG's.
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Tom Gardner
I have a 4" x 36" belt sander, I've found the Diablo brand from Home Depot lasts longer than the Sears belts, and cheaper too. Mikek
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amdx

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