Fiber Flap Wheel Pack
Removing scratches has never been easier! If you're going for a custom look, the Pryme fiber flap wheels work great for sanding away casting lines too. These wheel have fiber pad in between flaps of sandpaper for smooth and effective material removal.
The fiber flap wheel pack includes 3 wheels total, in sizes of 6", 2", and 1". The 6" wheel is for a bench grinder, and the 2" and 1" wheels are for a die grinder.
- Flap wheels are best used for removing scratches or scrapes, and blending in casting marks
- Works great for paint preparation too
- Creates a consistent finish, with very little waves or warping
- Leaves behind a brushed look, can be further finished with Pryme Cleaning Wheels
- Offered in 180 grit (more grits to come soon)
- Best for aluminum, but can be used on steel, stainless steel, and brass with great results too
6" Wheel Specs:
- 1" wide
- Max RPM: 3600
- Available for 1/2", 5/8", and 3/4" buffer shaft sizes
Small Wheel Specs:
- 1" wide with a 1/4" shaft (best used with air die grinder, but can be used on a drill with decent results)
- Max RPM: 15,000
Grinder tools not included
Always wear a respirator and proper eye protection while using wheels!
Tags: Cleaning, Pad, Wheel, Scuff, Scotch, Abrasive, Sanding, Flap, Drum, Fiber, Buff, Buffing, Scotch Brite Wheel, Scotch Brite Pad, Abrasive Wheel, Abrasive Pad, Buffing Wheel, Buffing Pad
The 6 inch wheel is designed to be used on a buffing machine or bench grinder. It 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 cheaper 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
If you need spacers for the wheel Click Here
To extend the shaft on your buffer Click Here
The smaller wheels are designed to be used on an air die grinder or rotary tool that uses a 1/4" shaft. Could be used on a drill as well. The best results will come with them on a die grinder.
My recommended die grinder Click Here
Some cheaper alternatives:
Ingersoll Rand Grinder Click Here
Neiko Grinder Click Here
If you don't have an air compressor, here is a good electric die grinder 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
6 Inch Wheel
- Secure wheel to buffer shaft with the sandpaper facing the direction the wheel will be spinning. Mount wheel with a 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).
- Make sure you have a 1/4" size collet for your die grinder.
- Slide the shaft of the wheel into tool and tighten lock nut.
- 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.
- 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.
- To achieve a consistent brushed look on larger parts, finish by hand with a fine cleaning wheel, going in the same direction you were buffing in.
- Always wear a respirator and eye protection when using the wheels!
Not sure what wheel you need? Use the Wheel Guide