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PostPosted: Wed 13 Oct, 2004 7:48 am    Post subject: Gray Scotch-Brite pads?         Reply with quote

Has 3M discontinued these? I can't find them around where I live. The Scotch-Brite website doesn't show them either. They have the green and the blue ones, but not the gray.

If they're gone, what are the alternatives? The green scotch-brite seems a little too abrasive for light cleanup. Will 0000 steel wool do the same thing?

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Oct, 2004 7:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad,
If you have a auto body supply store in your, check with them. I used to work for one and we sold plenty of the grey one's to auto body shops.

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Oct, 2004 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: Gray Scotch-Brite pads?         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
Has 3M discontinued these? I can't find them around where I live. The Scotch-Brite website doesn't show them either. They have the green and the blue ones, but not the gray.

If they're gone, what are the alternatives? The green scotch-brite seems a little too abrasive for light cleanup. Will 0000 steel wool do the same thing?

Thanks!


There are plenty of places on the web you can get them as well. They are 7448 Ultra Fine Scotch Brite Pads. Type that into google and look out. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Oct, 2004 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: Gray Scotch-Brite pads?         Reply with quote

Michael Sigman wrote:
There are plenty of places on the web you can get them as well. They are 7448 Ultra Fine Scotch Brite Pads. Type that into google and look out. Big Grin


Once again, Mike comes through in a pinch. Happy

By the way, next time I'm in New Glarus, I'll buy you a beer for having to put up with me.

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Oct, 2004 10:41 am    Post subject: Re: Gray Scotch-Brite pads?         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
Michael Sigman wrote:
There are plenty of places on the web you can get them as well. They are 7448 Ultra Fine Scotch Brite Pads. Type that into google and look out. Big Grin


Once again, Mike comes through in a pinch. Happy

By the way, next time I'm in New Glarus, I'll buy you a beer for having to put up with me.


I HAVE THAT ON MY CALENDAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Grin

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Oct, 2004 11:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just to follow up with a question Chad asked though... has anyone had any luck with fine steel wool? I never have, I wonder if I'm just not doing it right... I much prefer fine sandpaper or better yet a buffing wheel!
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Oct, 2004 12:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Russ Ellis wrote:
Just to follow up with a question Chad asked though... has anyone had any luck with fine steel wool? I never have, I wonder if I'm just not doing it right... I much prefer fine sandpaper or better yet a buffing wheel!


When not using a polishing compound and white rag, I've always used steel wool as my abrasive of choice. I like this better than the pads, msyelf, mainly become my collection consists of a lot of compound hilts with small crevices and complex shapes. The steel wool can be broken off into small shapes that really get into the nooks and crannies very well. When used with a polishing compound, this makes short work of oxidation.

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Oct, 2004 2:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ahh maybe the compound is the rub... (okay it was a bad pun) what sort of polishing compound do you use?
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Oct, 2004 8:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ahh very good, I had forgotten about that article...
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Dec, 2004 5:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For a quick and easy way to get gray Scotch Brite:

1. Go to Amazon.com, and under stores find Tools and Hardware.
2. In the Tools and Hardware page, find the Search in Tools and Hardware (was upper left corner for me).
3. Type in "Scotch Brite 7448"
4. The search engine should take you right to the product page.

The price is about $18.65 for a box of 20 pads about 6"X9" plus S&H.

Hope that helps!

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Dec, 2004 6:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Robert Zamoida wrote:
For a quick and easy way to get gray Scotch Brite:

1. Go to Amazon.com, and under stores find Tools and Hardware.
2. In the Tools and Hardware page, find the Search in Tools and Hardware (was upper left corner for me).
3. Type in "Scotch Brite 7448"
4. The search engine should take you right to the product page.

The price is about $18.65 for a box of 20 pads about 6"X9" plus S&H.

Hope that helps!


Rob,
Thanks! I forget about all of the things available on Amazon. That was super-easy.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jan, 2005 7:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You can also go to www.autobodydepot.net http://www.autobodydepot.net/scripts/depot.ex...0104191511 . They have them for $13.56 per box. You can also go to Quick Knife http://store.yahoo.com/herbence2teststore1/uc136-a.html and get Metal Glo for $2.42 per tube. Just the Metal Glo and a soft sock did an amazing job on my A&A GBS. Got her all nice and
pretty for my wife to giver her to me for Christmas.

Usual disclaimer - I'm not affiliated with either establishment. I haven't purchased the Scotch-Brite pads, so I have no experience in dealing with the company, but Quick Knife was just fine.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jan, 2005 7:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

M. Taylor wrote:
You can also go to www.autobodydepot.net http://www.autobodydepot.net/scripts/depot.ex...0104191511 . They have them for $13.56 per box. You can also go to Quick Knife http://store.yahoo.com/herbence2teststore1/uc136-a.html and get Metal Glo for $2.42 per tube. Just the Metal Glo and a soft sock did an amazing job on my A&A GBS. Got her all nice and
pretty for my wife to giver her to me for Christmas.

Usual disclaimer - I'm not affiliated with either establishment. I haven't purchased the Scotch-Brite pads, so I have no experience in dealing with the company, but Quick Knife was just fine.


Thanks. I did the Amazon thing on December 28th and had them on December 30th with regular ground shipping. Not too bad. Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Nov, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I was looking at some of the unbranded stuff and options were:

grey / ultra fine / 1000 grit

green / coarse / 320 grit

maroon / coarse / 320 grit

white / very very fine / no grit

What would be the best choice for removing the blackish surface rust on swords? Im guessing the Grey but thought Id check with you guys first Wink

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Nov, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tony Peterson wrote:

What would be the best choice for removing the blackish surface rust on swords? Im guessing the Grey but thought Id check with you guys first Wink


I often use grey in combination with a metal polish like Metal-Glo. Works very nicely.

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Chad Arnow wrote:
Tony Peterson wrote:

What would be the best choice for removing the blackish surface rust on swords? Im guessing the Grey but thought Id check with you guys first Wink


I often use grey in combination with a metal polish like Metal-Glo. Works very nicely.


Thank you kind sir! I will track down this stuff ASAP Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Nov, 2008 10:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tony Peterson wrote:
I was looking at some of the unbranded stuff and options were:

grey / ultra fine / 1000 grit

green / coarse / 320 grit

maroon / coarse / 320 grit

white / very very fine / no grit

What would be the best choice for removing the blackish surface rust on swords? Im guessing the Grey but thought Id check with you guys first Wink


I ordered some "micro-fine" (about 2500 grit) for a polishing project and I found using these pads with some good paste polish after that works really well if you want to shine up some steel. It's expensive though, about $40/box.
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