Interesting… these are the only type I use with my DEWALT cordless palm sander and I have never had an issue. It could be the hook and lock system on your sander has failed in a way that does not allow the pads to stay tight to the sander. I would examine your tool base to see how far it has deteriorated. I know the DEWALT model has replacement parts available
Go to the tool rental area. They should have those in stock
Fabric. It works like velcro. It doesn't work very long if you are applying pressure to the sander, but these do the job.
Any other brand would seem like a better value. I paid the extra money because i thought they would last. They didn't. Not by a long shot. Avoid at all cost.
There are two types available for purchase with different locking systems. Check you product to verify it is correct
No, its not a full ceramic blend on the face of the disc. As you sand the particles fracture/break to expose a fresh edge to help remove materials, a full ceramic pad would just clog up and wouldn't renew.
60 Grit was the coarsest I could find in stock at our local Home Depot. That being said, it worked fine for roughing up some Behr epoxy garage floor paint that had been used to paint concrete on a covered porch and the new paint went down fine.
I have never seen any wet paper advertised for 5" sanders. The wet paper that I have used was for mirror finishes on wood or fiberglass or metal. JJK