Conditioning discs

conditioning disc
Conditioning Disc

Car owners will often take their car to the garage if it has dents which are to be repaired or the car has to be repainted due to peeling paint or other similar problem. In such cases, the existing paint on the car has to be removed, and a fresh coat has to applied. For these applications, garage automotive mechanics are often looking for a suitable conditioning disc, conditioning discs for deburring, cleaning and polishing which will give the required finish for the vehicle surface. If the surface of the vehicle is not smooth and free of burrs, the coat of paint may not adhere to the surface properly and will adversely affect the appearance of the car.

The Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Surface Conditioning Disc is available in as many as 95 different variations depending on color, size, grade and diameter for use in the automotive, aerospace, metal working and other industrial applications. The tough surface conditioning disc uses abrasives incorporated in non woven nylon or other synthetic fibers. It is designed for a wide range of surface preparation, grinding, deburring and surface finishing applications. In the automotive industry, the disc is widely used for coating, sealant adhesive , corrosion removal, cleaning the surface, deburring, finishing, polishing, grinding surfaces, and removal of metal stock on the surface of components of all sizes.

Conditioning disc on a Rotary Tool
Conditioning disc on a Rotary Tool

To quickly remove and attach the conditioning disc to disc sanders, Scotchbrite has supplied a Roloc™ disc pad, which is sold separately. The conditioning discs are available using different abrasive materials , silicon carbide or aluminum oxide. The synthetic mineral Silicon carbide is extremely sharp and is more suitable for low pressure applications, especially in the automotive industry like paint preparation and finishing of the vehicle surface. Though silicon carbide produces a better finish on the surface it will break down more quickly. Aluminum oxide is the other abrasive material which can be used for cutting quickly and has a longer life compared to silicon carbide.

There are many advantages of having surface conditioning discs incorporated in non woven synthetic fibers. This allows the disc to be cooled quickly when used, as a lot of thermal energy is generated in the process due to friction. It also ensures that the conditioning discs will give the same consistent performance throughout the life of the disc, preventing warping and discoloration of the disc. The synthetic fibers are designed to resist the load applied, ensure that the fibers are not clogged when the conditioning disc is being used, which also extends the life of the disc. The 3M™ Roloc™ Quick Change Attachment System is available for quickly changing the conditioning disc and boosting productivity.

The Roloc surface conditioning disc is available in a variety of sizes with diameters ranging from 19.05 mm to 101.6 mm for a wide range of applications and in five different colors red, blue, gray, brown, maroon. The conditioning disc can operate at a maximum RPM of 30000 which depends on the grade of the disc. The surface conditioning disc can be used on all metals and helps preserve contoured surfaces if required.


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