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Offline mulligan

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Platin 2
« on: May 29, 2011, 06:02 PM »
i am finishing a piece and have used waterlox for the finish.  after it is fully cured in 2-3 weeks l would like to create a super smooth finish.  can i use the Platiin 2 sanding pads with my ETS 5 inch sander?

thanks

bob

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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Platin 2
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 06:14 PM »
First, welcome to the FOG!  This is a tough one, yes the Platin 2 sanding pads work with the (5") ETS 125 sanders but not as well as they work on the Rotex in rotary mode.  I'd recommend you find a dealer willing to break up a box so you can try it out for yourself before investing too much money. 

Offline mulligan

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Re: Platin 2
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 11:14 PM »
i have a pad.  i was wondering if anyone had any experience with it


bob

Offline RL

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Re: Platin 2
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 11:36 PM »
Hi,

Welcome to the FOG.

I recently used Platin 2 1000 and 2000 pads when I was finishing my sideboard top. I was trying something a little different and it worked out well. I sanded like usual to 320 grit, then gave the top a wash coat of shellac. Then I came back with Platin 1000, but WITHOUT using dust collection. I wanted the very fine dust to stay on the surface, so that I could work it into the open pores with another couple of coats of shellac. Then I levelled it with Platin 2. As Brice said, you can use rotex mode, but I actually used my ETS 125.

There was very little dust at this point, but I continued with shellac, through the French polishing stages, before adding a wax. I buffed this with the Rotex and a sheepskin pad.

Here is the result. Very glossy and very smooth to the touch.

38721-0

38723-1

Hope this helps.


Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Platin 2
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2011, 11:40 PM »
That's some stunning work, Richard.  Would like to see more pics of the front inlay work now that it's done... or has it been posted and I missed it?
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Offline RL

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Re: Platin 2
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 12:00 PM »
Thanks Paul, I posted a couple more pictures just now of the finished pair of tables.

Here is the link.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-projects/federal-sideboard/

Offline Hooberitz

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Re: Platin 2
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2021, 08:30 PM »
Why would the Platin pads work better with a Rotex sander than the ETS 125?  The Rotex is a huge sander if you are building cabinets, furniture, door jambs, door and window casing, and other small woodworking projects.

Offline Alex

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Re: Platin 2
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2021, 01:47 AM »
Why would the Platin pads work better with a Rotex sander than the ETS 125?  The Rotex is a huge sander if you are building cabinets, furniture, door jambs, door and window casing, and other small woodworking projects.

Because the Rotex has a rotating mode, which just works better than random orbit when you get into the area of polishing. There are also Rotex 125 and Rotex 90 sanders if you need one smaller than the 150.