HELPFUL INFO

 

Coupon Information:

Discount code: FREESHIRT Order over $49.00 and use this coupon code at check out and you will receive a FREE T-SHIRT* of your choice. This includes any T-Shirt* in our store. Just add it to your cart and enter the discount code. This offer is a Flexpad customer appreciation promotion and will run until 12/31/2018. Happy Holidays! (*LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND)

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What is your shipping policy?

DOMESTIC ORDERS:
Once received, we do our best to process and ship your order as fast as possible. Our goal is to ship within a day or two, depending upon quantity and our inventory levels. Often times your order is shipped the same day! We ship via USPS as they offer the best shipping rates available. The price is calculated based on the total weight of your order and location within the United States. Our site also quotes UPS rates.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
We ship all International orders using USPS (United States Postal Service).

How do I find out the spindle (hub) size on my machine?

Google the make and model number on your machine to find that information. You can also contact the website or representative or manual to find out any important information.

What Is the best all around sanding pad?

The Red Medium 8 Inch Flexpad and Red Medium 6 Inch Flexpad. We sell more of these pads than any other foam density. This pad is a workhorse!

What kind of sandpaper do I use with the White SB12 or Yellow SB9 Velcro shaping/sanding blocks?

Use our special 4 1/2" x 11" Indasa sandpaper or Abranet shaping screen. They can be used on both blocks.

I'm using sticky (PSA) sandpaper to wet sand with and the paper won't stay on.

A better choice would be to use sandpaper adhesive as a glue. It sticks better than PSA (Pre-Stuck-Adhesive) paper when it's wet. Better yet, switch to a Velcro hook face Flexpad and use hook & loop paper, you have to hassle the glue at all.

How important is it to follow the suggested RPM levels on the Flexpads?

Following the suggested RPM levels will increase the performance of the pad while decreasing the chance of premature wear and tear. We want your experience using Flexpad Sanding Products to be great!

My sandpaper is stuck on my Flexpad, how do I remove it?

The most efficient way to remove the sandpaper is to pull it off while the pad is still warm from sanding. The longer it sits the harder it can be to remove. Don't try to pull you paper off cold because it can stick and tear. You will also be applying unnecessary pull against the pad face especially when there is a large glue build up.

What kind of adhesive can be used to attach sandpaper to the cloth face of a Flexpad?

  • Fast Tack Sandpaper Adhesive

  • 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive

  • 3M Feathering Disc Adhesive Type 2

  • Camie 300 General Purpose Adhesive

  • Tacky Disc Adhesive (Caution: Because of the high build and stick properties of Tacky, long term use could shorten the life of your pad. You have to make sure you pull the paper off when the pad and the glue are warm. Failure to do this could damage the face of the pad, especially on the softer pads).

What's the best machine to use?

A Milwaukee #5540 7" polisher/sander, 0-2800 RPM Variable speed or equivalent is a good all around machine. For fine sanding you should turn the speed settings on the machine all the way down to use with the soft pads and all the way up to use with the hard and extra hard pads. Only use the larger higher RPM machines with the hard and extra hard pads for grinding, 5000 Rpm should be the limit. DO NOT free spin any Flexpad.

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Any other questions?

Please email us at: orders@southshoremfg.com