Red Label Abrasives is a trusted source for premium quality adhesive sanding discs. We offer a variety of different adhesive discs in various sizes and grains to meet the diverse needs of our maker community. Our adhesive discs are used across the country forauto body work,metal sanding,wood sanding, and more.
Adhesive sanding discs are manufactured to contain an adhesive sticker backing, so that the discs can be applied to the sander and firmly remain on during use. Pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) discs are appealing, because they’re both lightweight and affordable.
PSA is one of two popular backing styles for sanding discs. The other backing option Red Label Abrasives provides ishook and loop (think velcro). The backing type you purchase is usually determined by the type your sander supports. However, you can buy converter pads, so that your sander supports hook and loop discs or vice versa.
PSA discs are popular, because they are less expensive. The hook and loop backing is more expensive to produce, but the trade off is that hook and loop discs can be swapped and re-used. Once you remove a PSA disc from your sander, the adhesive wears off and you won’t be able to stick the disc back on your sander. PSA discs save you money if you’re typically performing jobs that only require one or two grits. If you’re sanding with multiple grits, it’s often more economical to use hook and loop discs to easily swap grits out.
It’s important to make sure you’re using the best possible grain for your application. We tend to recommend aluminum oxide for woodworking, because it’s an affordable grain that works well sanding wood. If you want adhesive discs for wood sanding, you’ll want to shop our discs that include gold or multipurpose in the product name.
Red Label does offer metal sanding aluminum oxide, but we often recommend zirconia sanding discs for metal. Zirconia is a stronger abrasive grain, so it cuts metal more aggressively and lasts longer than aluminum oxide. If you’re dry sanding metal, we recommend our zirconia sanding discs. Our blue aluminum oxide sanding discs are still a great choice if you’re wet sanding or sharpening metal.
Removing and swapping adhesive discs is a pretty straightforward process. You’ll want to make sure you first unplug or remove the battery from your sander before trying to remove the disc. This will prevent your sander from accidentally turning on as you’re taking off the disc.
Once your sander is depowered, you can simply peel the disc off. Occasionally the adhesive might be too strong to easily remove. Applying heat to the disc can help in the removal process. You’ll want to clean off any adhesive residue on the sander before applying a new disc to keep the surface smooth and free of bumps.
Red Label Abrasives has been manufacturing premium-quality sanding discs for over 35 years. Our family-owned factory is based in Belding, MI and all of our products are produced here in the United States. Our sanding discs are shipped factory direct to provide you with the best possible prices. We’re so confident you’ll love our products that we offer a 100% money guarantee on all orders within 90 days.
Of course, we’re known for more than quality products here at Red Label Abrasives. We’re also known for the unrivaled level of service and support we provide for our customers. Our abrasive technicians will answer any questions you have and can even help you try to troubleshoot your sanding process. You’ll never have an issue reaching a technician during normal business hours.