Red Label’s surface conditioning belts are high-performance abrasive belts designed to excel in a variety of applications. Our surface conditioning belts provide a versatile and efficient means of achieving desired surface conditions. You can elevate your surface conditioning processes to new heights of quality and efficiency with our industrial-grade non-woven belts produced in the United States.
What Are Surface Conditioning Sanding Belts?
Surface conditioning belts, or non-woven belts, are belts used for finishing work. Instead of a backing coated with abrasives, surface conditioning belts are built with a nylon fiber mesh that has abrasive grains bonded to it. The fiber mesh creates a more pliable surface, which can be better for creating a smoother surface, especially for uneven surfaces.
Sanding with surface conditioning belts is a great alternative to hand sanding for finishing work. You’ll save a significant amount of time, exert less energy sanding, and produce more consistent results.
Common Uses For Surface Conditioning Belts
Surface conditioning belts can be used for a variety of different applications. They work great for most metal surfaces, including irregular steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Common uses for surface conditioning belts include:
There’s a misconception that surface conditioning belts are great for grinding, but that isn’t really the case. Surface conditioning belts aren’t really designed for stock removal and instead are designed to be less aggressive for finishing work. Regular coated sanding belts would be the better option if you need to drastically change the shape or dimensions of your workpiece.
Surface Conditioning Belt Types
If you’ve shopped forsanding belts before, you’re likely used to selecting grits. Unlike coated abrasive belts, surface conditioning belts aren’t manufactured with grit ratings, because there technically isn’t any grit on the belt. Instead, of selecting grits for surface conditioning belts, you select colors, which can be equated to certain grit ranges.
The different types of surface conditioning belts and their grit equivalents are as follows:
Brown (Coarse Belts): Equivalent to grits between P120-P150
Maroon (Medium Belts): Equivalent to grits between P150-P180
Blue (Fine Belts): Equivalent to grits between P240-P280
Grey (Super Fine Belts): Equivalent to grits between P1000-P2000
Our abrasive technicians can help you decide which types of surface conditioning belts would be best for your application if you’re not sure. As a general rule, you should progress to the next belt without skipping belts for the best possible finish. As an example, if you’re starting with a coarse belt, you’ll want to use a medium belt next instead of skipping from coarse to fine. Our assortment packs contain coarse, medium, and fine belts for a full range of sanding.
Surface Conditioning File Belts
Red Label manufactures surface conditioning belts in a wide array of sizes from ¼” x 18” all the way up to 2” x 72”. Belts in widths ranging from ¼” to ¾” are air file surface conditioning belts designed for air file sanders. File surface conditioning belts can be a great addition to your sanding process and your file belt collection if you own an air file sander.
These smaller air file surface conditioning belts are great for sanding smaller details and hard-to-reach places. File sanders are commonly utilized in environments where vapors and flammable liquids are present. They can be a safer alternative to electric sanders in these environments because electrical sanders run the risk of starting an electrical fire.
Why Choose Red Label Abrasives For Surface Conditioning Belts?
Red Label Abrasives has been manufacturing surface conditioning belts since 1983. In that time we’ve garnered a reputation for producing high-quality, industry-leading sanding belts at some of the most affordable prices available online. Our surface conditioning belts are built with a reinforced backing to avoid stretching with use. The nylon mesh fibers and resin-bonded aluminum oxide grains work to deliver consistent results throughout the entire lifespan of the belts. Red Label also makes buying belts more affordable with free shipping on orders over $150.
Of course, a great belt at a great price isn’t the only thing you receive when you choose Red Label. Our community of makers continue to choose us for our unrivaled commitment to customer service and support. As a family-owned American business, we work hard to make sure all of your questions are answered and your needs are met. Our team is always available to help you troubleshoot a sanding process or find the right abrasive for your project. The service we provide is something you won’t get with corporate manufacturers and overseas operations.
We’re so confident you’ll enjoy our surface conditioning belts that we offer a 90-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it within 90 days to receive a full refund.
Questions About Our Non-Woven Belts? Speak With An Abrasive Technician
Have questions about our non-woven belts? Not sure which belt would be best for your application? Not seeing the size you need on our site? Need help placing an order? Our knowledgeable abrasive technicians are available to serve you! You can speak with a technician by calling (844) 824-1956 or by filling out an onlinecontact form.