Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Saint Charles, Illinois (West Burbs of Chicago)
Sanding Pad Backer
I am going to try micro mesh pads for the first time when I rub out a finish in a few weeks. I watched a video by Charles Neil and he mentioned it is a good idea to use a soft, pliable backing pad on the orbital sander when using them. It evidently allows the micro mesh pads to "flex" and get into any uneven areas by conforming to irregualr surfaces rather than using the stiff or hard backer pad which would not be able to do so.
Does anyone know where I can find one of these backer pads for a DeWalt orbital sander? I have searched and can't seem to find anything. Would I have to get one specifically made for dewalt or is there something generic that fits all orbital sanders?