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lefty50

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CTD pads for resurfacing
« on: May 22, 2022, 11:46:50 PM »
I've been testing CTD sanding pads and am fairly impressed so far compared to Abralon and Sia. Now I see that CTD also has 80 ,120, 240 pads for resurfacing. I've always used sandpaper, which is much cheaper than 8.95 per pad for CTD. Are they worth the difference? Last a lot longer I assume? Also, what about the conditioner for sanding pads... Yes/no?

 

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Re: CTD pads for resurfacing
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2022, 09:25:33 AM »
I switched a few months agao and I agree, CTD pads last longer and are worth the difference.  I've never used the conditioner.  I just rinse the pads out and let them air dry after use. 
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Re: CTD pads for resurfacing
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2022, 12:26:55 PM »
I think, just my opinion, that the CTD pads are stronger grit then advertised compared to other brands.

The reason being is my nephew used some for a while. He came to league with a GB3 that he touched up with a new 2000 grit CTD pad. I asked is that just 2000 or did you do 500/2000 or something along those lines. He said no just a 2000 CTD pad. It looked like 500 grit. It was a sport shot league. It reacted like 500 grit on the lanes as well.

Since they advertise there's holds up longer etc I thought I could easily see why if the pads are actually stronger grit then what the number on the pad list.
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Re: CTD pads for resurfacing
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2022, 12:38:23 PM »
I think, just my opinion, that the CTD pads are stronger grit then advertised compared to other brands.

The reason being is my nephew used some for a while. He came to league with a GB3 that he touched up with a new 2000 grit CTD pad. I asked is that just 2000 or did you do 500/2000 or something along those lines. He said no just a 2000 CTD pad. It looked like 500 grit. It was a sport shot league. It reacted like 500 grit on the lanes as well.

Since they advertise there's holds up longer etc I thought I could easily see why if the pads are actually stronger grit then what the number on the pad list.

You might be right. I got some recently to try and I've liked them. I got 500, 1000, and 2,000 but I've only used the 2000 so far because the finish seems to be lower than 2000

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Re: CTD pads for resurfacing
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2022, 01:41:43 PM »
I understood Hickland Jr to say the CTD pads are designed to skip the step process required with Abralon.

So a 2000 CTD takes the surface to 2000 with the deep cuts usually left from the 500 and 1000 grit pads. I may not have the meaning correct though.
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Re: CTD pads for resurfacing
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2022, 03:00:06 PM »
Has anyone tried the 80,120 or 240 for resurfacing though?

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Re: CTD pads for resurfacing
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2022, 03:07:29 PM »
I haven't even seen those grits. The CTD site shows nothing more aggressive than the 500.


A, my bad. They are on a different page.
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Re: CTD pads for resurfacing
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2022, 06:59:56 AM »
Back in February I bought a 2000 pad and The Wow Factor Ball Cleaner and am very impressed.  Still using the same pad to this day and I use it every other week.  What I do is use the pad first by hand lightly.  Then spray the ball down with the Wow Factor and then rubbing alcohol after that and I have not seen any difference in ball reaction from February until now.  I bought the 8oz bottle and have gone through about half of it in the 3 months so far.  His products might be a little on the pricey side but they are more than worth it in my opinion. 

I only have one small gripe and that is if you dont upgrade the shipping method; it could take a week for them to ship it once it is ordered.  I am not sure why the delay.  I ordered my stuff on January 27 and it didnt ship from their location until February 4. 
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Re: CTD pads for resurfacing
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2022, 10:55:00 AM »
If memory serves, "Tru Cut" pads mean the grit on the pad is the end result on the ball after sanded.  This is why CTD may seem more abrasive.  Sanding grits are just another Metric vs Imperial type of deal, where based on the system you use, the numbers mean entirely different things.
I'm aware of CAMI which is what we use in the US, FEPA is the European standard, and I believe Japan has their own system as well.  A 600 CAMI is a 1200 FEMA, and Japan measures it by the actual micron of the abrasive.
Long story short, as with everything, the world can't agree on a single system, so what all of us think is "1000" could actually be 3 different results based on which system or standard of product we buy.  Abralon, Saair, Tru Cut, raw sand paper, scotch brites... You get the idea.

CTDs angle is that because they've designed them specifically for bowling balls, that the grit number on the pad, is the literal abrasion the bowling ball will have, when measured with rA scanning equipment, after sanding.
Therefore the name "True cut" because if you use their 2k pad, the ball will be scanned and read 2k on machinery.
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Re: CTD pads for resurfacing
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2022, 05:18:44 PM »
What's better to use, the 5" or the 6" pad?
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Re: CTD pads for resurfacing
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2022, 02:53:30 AM »
Personally, I like the 5 inch pads. I use one of those holders.... heck, what are they called.... ARGH! Too late at night. I know them as CAB, but now I see they are also called sanding blocks... whatever. They are perfect for the 5 inch pads and after several times nearly breaking a finger, I use them exclusively on the spinner plus fit neatly in my accessory bag for the lanes.