6" Fiber Flap Wheel - Extra Wide
Removing scratches has never been easier! If you're going for a custom look, the Pryme fiber flap wheel works great for sanding away casting lines too. This wheel has fiber pad in between flaps of sandpaper for smooth and effective material removal.
- 6" diameter
- 2" wide (works great for wide parts such as swingarms)
- Offered in 180 grit
- Creates a consistent finish, with very little waves or warping
- Leaves behind a brushed look, can be further finished with Pryme Cleaning Wheels
- Best for aluminum, but can be used on steel, stainless steel, and brass with great results too
- Works great for paint preparation too
- Max RPM: 3600
- Available for 5/8" and 3/4" buffer shaft sizes
- Sold individually or in a pack of 3 to save you some cash!
Buffer motor or stand not included
Always wear a respirator and proper eye protection while using wheels!
Check out the video below of the wheel in action!
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These wheels are designed to be used on a buffing machine or bench grinder. They can be used on a machine with a 1/2", 5/8", or 3/4" shaft. For a buffing machine, you'll want at least a 1/2 HP motor that spins at least 3000 RPM. One with an extended shaft is best, so you have lots of clearance to buff your parts.
If you'll be doing lots of buffing, opt for a 3/4 HP motor. Also, a 2 speed (typically 1800/3600 RPM) machine offers more versatility and is a great option.
Personally, this is the machine I use (Baldor motor, will last a lifetime) Click Here
Some great alternatives:
Eastwood Single Speed Click Here
Eastwood Dual Speed Click Here
Great Economy Buffer Click Here
If you have an existing machine but need the big washers that hold the wheels in place Click Here
To space the wheels away from the machine for more clearance Click Here
To extend the shaft on your buffer Click Here
Lastly, whenever you're doing any sort of grinding or sanding you'll want to use eye and respiratory protection. Trust me, you do not want to be breathing in metal particles!
A great product for protecting yourself is this respirator Click Here
Alternatively, this is also a great respirator to pair up with safety glasses Click Here
Use these filters with the previously mentioned respirators Click Here
If you're doing lots of buffing, I'd recommend getting some sort of ventilation like this exhaust fan that I use Click Here
And of course, always a good idea to wear gloves Click Here
- Secure wheel to buffer shaft with the sandpaper facing the direction the wheel will be spinning. Mount wheel with a supplied wheel reducer on either side. Make sure the lip of the reducer is facing in towards the wheel.
- Tighten down the nut until the wheel is secure on the shaft and doesn’t spin (use a spacer if your nut bottoms out on the threads).
- Try to sand or buff in the same direction, try to buff in the length of the part. Intersecting scratches do not look good.
- Use light pressure with the wheel or you'll wear it out prematurely. If you need to apply heavy pressure, you’ll need to go to a more aggressive wheel or lower grit.
- Buffing against the direction the wheel is spinning will cut quicker, buffing with the spinning of the wheel will give a smoother finish.
- In order to make the wheels last as long as possible, stay away from sharp edges. The direction of the wheel should be spinning away from an edge and not towards it. Adjust the orientation of the part accordingly.
- Always wear a respirator and eye protection when using the wheels!
- You can further finish your part with a higher grit wheel or fine cleaning wheel.
Not sure what wheel you need? Use the Wheel Guide