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gunsil

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re-surfaced soft wheels
« on: August 11, 2017, 03:59:34 PM »

 Has anybody tried the re-surfacing service for their soft wheels? I saw them at Quartzite and they looked good but wonder if anybody has actually used them and what they think of them. When I got my used Titan I got a bunch of extra worn wheels with it and would love to go a cheaper route than new ones. I have tried Kingsly-North soft wheels and they just don't seem as fast cutting as the Diamond Pacific Nova wheels.
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Re: re-surfaced soft wheels
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 04:57:12 AM »

For the money, buy Johnson Bros.
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Re: re-surfaced soft wheels
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 06:11:38 AM »

 They are the ones that do the re-surfacing and I would like to know if anybody has used their re-surfaced ones and if so do they like them.
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Re: re-surfaced soft wheels
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 08:02:32 AM »

I want to mix diamond powders in JB-WELD and se if it works.
JB-WELD is a seriously hard material when cured, i would think it would hold up well grinding rocks away.
And its semi cheap lol
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Re: re-surfaced soft wheels
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 11:35:59 AM »

I have heard that they are doing a great job at Johnson Bros and that the current wheels are holding up well.  This coming from a friend who knows his wheels. 
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Re: re-surfaced soft wheels
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 02:52:16 PM »

I haven't tried it but I would think for a soft wheel you would want a flexible adhesive.  My vote would be for urethane.  Unfortunately, the most available type (Gorilla glue) is expanding.  There are plenty that do not but you may have to go to an industrial supplier to get it.  I use McMaster.
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Re: re-surfaced soft wheels
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 09:43:23 AM »

There is a very extensive discussion on this topic on the old forum.

http://gemstone.smfforfree4.com/index.php/topic,4184.0.html

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Re: re-surfaced soft wheels
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 07:49:25 PM »

Epoxy - 330  is the best bonding glue.  for hard or soft wheel over lays. With grit compound added.
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Re: re-surfaced soft wheels
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 07:51:15 AM »

I want to mix diamond powders in JB-WELD and se if it works.
JB-WELD is a seriously hard material when cured, i would think it would hold up well grinding rocks away.
And its semi cheap lol

 JB won't work, nor will any epoxy that gets really hard upon setting. The diamond will not get properly exposed, and the wheels lose softness. A friend has tried this and it just doesn't work. I once tried it with "Plasti Dip" and it was too soft, worked for a while but soon wore off because the plastic was too soft. Guess I'll just have to try Johnson Bros service for myself.
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