Abrasilk Hook and Hoop foam sanding discs are soft yet durable abrasive discs with a patented foam backing. The foam backing minimizes the risk of pressure marks, resulting in a smooth and uniform finish on all types of surfaces and edges. The bonded aluminum oxide abrasive is equally compatible with dry and wet sanding applications, making Abrasilk especially suitable for the following purposes:
The ultra-breathable foam resists clogging, prevents excessive heat build-up during use, and ensures compatibility with any hole-pattern sanding system. These features ensure a longer working life as well as better results during use. Each disc is porous to support complete dust suction, and the patented backing is compatible with dustless vacuum systems to support a cleaner and healthier shop environment.
At Red Label Abrasives, we sell Abrasilk Hook and Loop foam sanding discs in 10-packs consisting of 5” or 6” sizes. Each assortment pack contains one disc each of the following grits:
Since Abrasilk Hook and Loop foam sanding discs are commonly used for bowling ball resurfacing, we’ll answer that question by explaining how they work for this particular application.
Start by positioning the bowling ball on a spinner with the finger holes at the top and spinning it at the lowest setting, spritzing it with water as it moves. At the same time, soak the Abrasilk foam pads you intend to use in a bowl of water. When you’re done spraying, cup the abrasive in your palm and run it over the moving ball in a back and forth motion. When you’ve covered the entire available surface, switch off the spinner, shift the ball so that the finger holes at the bottom, and sand again. You will need to reposition and sand until the entire surface is smoother.
Once you’ve covered the entire ball, use an Abrasilk foam pad of a higher grit (e.g. 1000 if you started with 800) and repeat the steps above. The number of steps (and grits) involved will depend on the condition of the ball: if it has grooves and/or significant buildup, you might want to start with a 500-grit and work your way up until the surface reaches the desired smoothness.
Abrasilk discs have a hook and loop backing that makes it easy to attach them to your orbital or disc sander and remove them afterward. The easiest way to understand the hook and loop system is to imagine velcro. Velcro is a brand of hook and loop system that has become so popular that it’s now a proprietary eponym.
One side of the Abrasilk disc has the abrasive material on it while the other has a special hook and loop backing that supports fast installation and removal. To apply the sanding disc to your sander, confirm that your sander has a backing pad that lets you press on and peel off hook and loop discs, and then position the disc on the pad. Once pressed together, the hooks will grip the loops until you force them apart.
To determine whether you need 5” or 6” Abrasilk discs for your orbital or disc sander, locate a used disc and measure its diameter. If you don’t have an old disc available, you can also check the diameter of your sander’s disc pad.
At Red Label Abrasives, we have spent the last 35 years developing and maintaining a reputation for producing quality abrasive products and providing superior customer service. All of our products are manufactured at our factory in Belding, Michigan, which allows us to offer market-leading abrasives at highly competitive prices. We are proud of our global reputation as a market leader in producing industrial abrasives and we’re so confident that you’ll be happy with your new sanding discs that we offer a 90-day money back guarantee.