"I have just used these to strip back to bare wood the facia and soffet boards on a Victorian house. These were without doubt the dogs for quickly removing multiple layers of old paint ( I can clear 2m of straight run in about 11/2 mins) leaving the surface ready for painting and did not deeply scour the wood unlike a conventional sanding disk.The downside is I got through one disk every 8m of run so it works out about a pound a meter ( plus electric / tooling cost). Recommended for fast paint removal on wood."
"we used this to remove old paint off the hull off our barrow boat, 5 star product. Im a new customer to screwfix and the staff at Salford as fab, very helpful wish customer service was as good every where I shoped"
"Used to strip paint and remove rust from two wheel arch rims. Very effective and quick at the job. Lasted well if used with light pressure. Only used half of the material on one disc for both wheel arches."
"These are great for quickly removing paint without damaging the steel surfaces underneath. They are far far more effective than rotary wire brushes yet gentler than sanding discs or similar. Paint is removed in an instant. The only downside is that they don't last that long, especially if they are used on edges or corners. They last reasonably well if you are careful and finish awkward bits by other means. They are quite expensive given the speed they can be used up, but it is often worthwhile for paint job preparation as hours of work can be done in minutes. I haven't found anything better yet, even a sandblasting gun for my air compressor was not nearly as good."
"Used these to take staining & paint off some poorly cared for patio slabs and they work a treat. Relatively light pressure is taking off the surface nicely where a pressure-washer failed restoring slabs to their former glory."
"This preparation wheel is fantastic for cleaning facing brick work, it removes paint, errant mortar, efflorescence and everything else that I have encountered on reclaimed Cafferata bricks with ease and speed (see pictures). The only downside to this product is its life span, these wheels on average are lasting me 200 faces.
I recommend this product but advise you to buy two at a time."
"I have just used these to strip 6 layers of paint and rust from the deck of my boat.They work well but don't last long. The trick is not to apply any pressure at all, just let the weight of the grinder do the job. I was getting about a square metre per disk. Some of the disks were seriously out of balance though giving lots of vibration."
"I used these wheels to grind the grime and gunk off a set of ancient iron/steel railings at a prestige property in Hampshire. The railings had been neglected for many years and the client wanted me to use wire brushes on power tools, however I chose to use these pads as they struck me as a "Softer" option to using steel on steel. They worked well, they didn't mark the surface of the steel too badly and they didn't throw sparks as the wheel degrades rather than cutting into the metal. To do a 7 metre run of railings we used 4 wheels which, given their cost, was acceptable. We learnt early on not to lean too hard on the grinder as all it did was eat the wheel. being slightly flexible and sacrificial it worked well on the curves of the railings and also rapidly removed the detritus on the flat plates. We then finished with a combi colour undercoat primer, and gloss black in the same - Looking good!!"
"They strip paint well, leaving the metal underneath undamaged. But they are more expensive than the 3M Strip and Clean discs sold elsewhere....and they don't last as long, maybe 30% less durable. I was able to strip 5 layers of thin paint off a car panel, area around 2 square feet, before the disc was worn through."