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#1 SlowBeas

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 12:02 PM

This might be a stooopid question, but I have to ask anyway.

 

Is my only option to replace the entire wheel when the abrasive wears down? Seems like such a waste of otherwise good materials when all that's needed is new sandpaper.


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Posted 14 September 2015 - 12:07 PM

Get the diamond coated one. More expensive but should last much longer than the standard one.

 

One of these days I may play around with the standard one I took off....maybe when I retire in 5 years  LOL


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Posted 14 September 2015 - 12:28 PM

Good question, Jim. I've wondered the same. The answer is, with a Hudy, yes that is the only "right" option.

Mike Swiss has sold truers from time to time that utilize inexpensive easily-replaceable sanding arbors available at hardware stores.
Wish I had one.
 
You could try gluing your own sandpaper to the wheel, I've been tempted to try it myself. But fear stops me.  :)
If it flings off it could be bad.

Also your Knob Job would need re-calibration...
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Posted 14 September 2015 - 12:36 PM

Standard Hudy drum #3040
Optional diamond drum  
Re-coating the worn-out drum would not be cost effective.
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Posted 14 September 2015 - 12:49 PM

Re-coating the worn-out drum would not be cost effective.


I was just about to post the same opinion.

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Posted 14 September 2015 - 12:56 PM

Britney buys a new truer when her drum is worn. Do it like Britney. Have a smoking bod... live large.


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Posted 14 September 2015 - 01:24 PM

I had the same problem with mine. I was at BPR and one of the drag racers told me about some sanding sleeves that McMaster-Carr sells. I tried them and they seem to work pretty good.  Here is some info about them:

1.25" X 1"
36, 50, 60 , 80  grit    4719A108          $8.58/25
120, 180                    4719A506            8.58/25
240, 320                    4719A573            8.58/25
   
I hope this will help you with your problem.


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Posted 14 September 2015 - 01:45 PM

FYI most of the tire truers I've seen that used replaceable abrasives use sanding bands (sleeves) rather than sandpaper. Sanding bands have a much thicker backing sheet and are factory formed and glued to fit rubber arbors for spindle sanding. Bands don't tear and fly apart at speed as might sandpaper.

 

In addition to previously mentioned Chicagoland, Cobra, JK, Prime Racing, and several others have sold truers using replaceable sanding bands of various sizes and grits.


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 12:13 PM

What grit is the paper on a Hudy? I assume it's standard.


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