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Old 08-29-2019, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by camdigger View Post
The scotchbrite product line is ALL a series of embedded abrasive in a plastic
matrix. Their trick is to color code the aggressiveness of the abrasive with
assorted colors in the plastic matrix.
Well the point was well made, the different grades use either silicon carbide
or aluminum oxide. All grades of Scotch-Brite have some abrasive in them.
Green is one of the more aggressive ones and gray is lesser aggressive.

I use Maroon or Grey.

I agree with Keith on the steel wool, I use 0000 grade for critical surfaces.
Also with tapers, I work in the same direction as the long axis of the tool,
my thinking is less likely to change the basic shape of the taper. Seems to
have worked okay so far.

I use penetrating oil with the steel wool for rust/corrosion removal, wipe
clean and and coat with FluidFilm for storage.

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