Premium Quality 6 Inch Sanding Discs From Red Label Abrasives
Six inches is a common sanding disc size for orbital sanders and stationary disc sanders. Stock up on the 6” sanding discs you need with Red Label’s high quality, industrial grade sanding discs. Our 6” sanding discs come in a variety of abrasive grains and backing types to meet the various needs of makers.
Types Of 6 Inch Sanding Discs That We Offer
Sanding discs may adhere to your sanding tool in a variety of ways. We offer three types of sanding discs in the six inch size.
Hook & Loop: Hook and loop sanding discs (think velcro) use tiny hooks and loops to stick one piece of material to another. These are generally a bit more expensive than adhesive disks, but they are easier to swap out as you change grits in your sanding sequence, and they are reusable.
Adhesive (PSA): Pressure sensitive adhesive (or PSA) discs use an adhesive to stick to the sander. These are not reusable because the adhesive will not stick properly after it has been removed from the sander. They are cheaper than hook and loop discs, but may cost you more in the long run if you’re frequently changing out discs.
Waterproof Film: Film discs have a plastic backing that protects the disc from water, thus enabling you to use them for wet sanding application. These are often used for wet finishing in automotive applications.
It’s important to take a look at your sander before choosing which type of sanding disc to use. Your sander will be compatible with either hook and loop or adhesive discs. There are converter pads that you can buy to convert your sander from one system to the other if you choose.
Types Of Abrasive Grains
Our sanding discs also come in a variety of abrasive grains. The type of abrasive grain you choose will largely depend on the material you’re working with. Our six inch sanding discs come in three types of grains:
Aluminum oxide: Aluminum oxide is a versatile abrasive material with many uses. It is the most common and least expensive type of sanding disc. Aluminum oxide is very popular for working with wood, but can be used on metal as well. It isn’t the strongest type of abrasive grain, however, and it may have a shorter lifespan when working with harder materials like metal.
Zirconia:Zirconia is a stronger abrasive grain, and is great for use with hardwoods and metals. It will have a longer lifespan than aluminum oxide, and may save you money in the long run when working with harder materials.
Silicon carbide:Silicon carbide is a specialty abrasive with specific applications. It’s a very hard and sharp abrasive, but it is more brittle than other abrasives. It is often used on heat sensitive materials such as glass, plastic, fiberglass, marble, and tile.
If you’re unsure which abrasive to choose for your project, check out our Abrasives 101 guide, or contact us and let one of our abrasive experts help you select the best abrasive for your needs.
How Do I Know If A 6” Sanding Disc Is Right For My Sander?
You can determine the correct size sanding discs for your sander by measuring either an old disc or the disc pad on the sander itself. Measure the diameter of the disc or disc pad. If you need a different size, we have a whole range of sizes from five inches all the way up to thirty inches to fit an array of sanders.
Why Choose Red Label Abrasives For Sanding Discs?
At Red Label Abrasives, we know you take great care in your projects - and we take great care in providing you with the very best abrasive products to help you give your projects the perfect finish. Our industrial grade sanding discs are effective and long lasting, providing you great value. As the abrasive manufacturer, we’re able to provide you with premium quality products at affordable prices by shipping factory direct.
When you work with Red Label Abrasives, you won’t just get top of the line products at great prices. You’ll get to work with experts in the industry. We have over 35 years of experience producing high quality sanding discs. And since we’re a family owned company, we can provide you with exceptional customer service to answer all your questions and meet all your needs.
Contact An Abrasive Technician Today
Questions about our sanding discs or other products? We’re here to help you with all your sanding questions. Whether you’re questioning what type of abrasive is right for your project or just need more information about our products, our technicians can provide you with support so that you can get back to your projects in no time. Contact us by filling out our contact form, or by calling us at 844-824-1956.