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I used to change my wide, 24 grit band weekly and my narrow, 80 grit as and when necessary. normally, once the band starts to leave brown marks on the leather it needs changing imo.

 

I can't understand why most shoe repaires use 60 grit when in fact bands are available, in some sizes, up to 200 grit!! :shock: 80 certainly worked well for me

 

Keith

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Always use Norzon myself. 24 grit for grinding and 80 grit for finishing. I only change them as and when needed too.

 

As for reversing them I was under the impression that they are only designed to run in one direction , hence the directional arrows on the backing material. Don't tell me it's part of the trade mark and actually means nothing. #-o ](*,)

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I rember being told by Norzon years ago that you have to fit them the right way, then a few years later, Norzon announced that you can infact use them in any direction as they have perfected a new method of joing them!

 

Your choice, think I'll stick to following the arrows. Little arrows in your hair, littles everywhere, I feel a song coming on :shock: Was it Leepy Lee? Dunno

 

Keith

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Arrows were put on to bands when the joint was an overlap, so that the fine edge of the overlap did not come toward you when scouring. Now the joint is a "Butt" joint so the rules not longer apply, unless of course if the grit is applied directional!!!

Using a Band that is not removing waste material quickly and quite badly worn is costing you time, time = money unless you have time to spare.

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