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  • Open-Mesh Sand Cloth
  • February 04, 2016
  • Recommended Product

This product is used for helping to clean polish & deburr copper piping and fittings. This product can be used wet or dry, it doesn't affect the performance of the product. The grit is 180. It's lightweight and strong nylon based fabric, that has aluminum oxide abrasive bonded with a water resistant adhesive. It seems to last longer than the solid sanding cloth.

Pros Easy to Install, long lasting
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MikeLikesIt

La Palma, Ca
55 to 64, Male
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  • I used this sand cloth to help clean some old paint off of two copper pipes before I put shark bi...
  • January 30, 2017
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I used this sand cloth to help clean some old paint off of two copper pipes before I put shark bite fittings on. I removed most of the paint with a heat gun and plastic chisel then lightly sanded with this cloth to get remaining residue off. The cloth was not too abbrassive but cleaned the pipes well. I finished the cleaning off with a round steel brush cleaner and the fittings sealed with no leaks.

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SteveVA

25 to 34, Male
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  • I received the Oatey ( Model # 3132020 ) 1-1/2 inch x 5 yards Open Mesh Sand Cloth for review. Th...
  • November 29, 2017
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I received the Oatey ( Model # 3132020 ) 1-1/2 inch x 5 yards Open Mesh Sand Cloth for review. This product arrived in a undamaged box in good condition... This particular product has many uses and comes in handy when needed. I use it for cleaning the ends and fitting's of copper pipes before soldering. I also use it to clean up rusty or tarnished metal.

Pros Reliable, quality product

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ROBERT

Mansfield, OH, USA
55 to 64, Male
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By: ROBERT
  • The Plumber's best freind
  • March 03, 2016
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This open mesh sand cloth is the plumber's best friend for cleaning the pipe before he solders it. It is great for removing old paint on the pipes when making repairs in old houses, or when adding new pipe to the old piping systems. The thing that is very nice is that it still works even if it gets wet. A 6inch piece lasted with no problem cleaning 65 pipe joints on 1/2inch copper pipe. Every Plumber, Handyman, or DIYer needs this in their toolbox.

Pros Reliable Cons box tears to easy.
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Retired20959

Medina,Oh
45 to 54, Male
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  • Better than the fabric sanding tapes.
  • January 25, 2016
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I've been using the fabric back tape for years to prep tube ends for soldering. I gave this mesh tape a try and I like it. The mesh seems stronger than the fabric sanding tapes, and the open construction keeps the abrasive from fouling with debris. When one side gets tired, just flip the mesh and use the other side. This is going to be a staple is my plumbing tool box.

Pros Effective, Durable
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aesch

Uncasville, CT
65 or over, Male
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By: aesch
  • The 1-1/2 in. x 5 yd. Open-Mesh Sand Cloth does everything it's intended to do and it does it wel...
  • December 13, 2017
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The 1-1/2 in. x 5 yd. Open-Mesh Sand Cloth does everything it's intended to do and it does it well. A must have for a pipe/tubing installer. I use it for cleaning and deburring copper/brass surfaces that I intend to solder, also on plastic surfaces and pipe (PVC or equal). Sometimes I use it "very gently on wood" and on hard to reach places when preparing surfaces to be refinished.

Pros Reliable

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TOMAS

Vero Beach, Fl=L
65 or over, Male
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By: TOMAS
  • I tried this product today, with mixed emotions about its effectiveness. Yes, it’s a good standar...
  • November 29, 2017
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I tried this product today, with mixed emotions about its effectiveness. Yes, it’s a good standard abrasive for cleaning copper components prior to soldering, but it’s not overly efficient at removing stubborn paint and other substances. It will eventually work to remove many stubborn substances provided you apply substantial elbow grease, but I don’t consider that kind of effort to be “efficient.” In that case, you might be better off with a belt-sander or wire brush drill attachment. The paper roll is neatly packaged in a cardboard container, which serves double duty to both hold the spool in place, and to dispense only the portion you need. But if you’re working around wet areas, as you probably will be when doing plumbing work, the container is not likely to last long before it becomes a soppy mess. On the plus side, (1) the paper is very easily torn down to size by simply ripping it with your fingers, and (2) the course grade removes debris quickly and the open mesh doesn’t clog as readily as a fine grade paper. Overall, it’s a good product to use, but don’t expect it to perform miracles.

Pros mesh doesn't clog, rips to size easily, box doubles as dispenser

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jayp

Boynton Beach, FL
65 or over, Male
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  • This product goes a long way, because of the open mesh design that allows for the shavings to fal...
  • December 03, 2017
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This product goes a long way, because of the open mesh design that allows for the shavings to fall out and not clog up the sand "pores" . Making it last longer. It also can be used wet. Try doing that on closed mesh. You wear off the grit in no time. This sand cloth can be used wet or dry. I often find the jobs I work in are some sort of wet. It product saves me time as I do not have the make the surface dry first. Great value because it lasts way longer than other types of sanding cloth.Worked equally well on plastic or copper.

Pros Reliable, clean out the mesh and use over

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EVroom1

FL
55 to 64, Male
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By: EVroom1
  • Excellent product-MUCH better than sandpaper
  • March 19, 2019
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Excellent product-MUCH better than sandpaper

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  • This sanding tape quickly removes all the old paint, corrosion,...
  • January 06, 2020

This sanding tape quickly removes all the old paint, corrosion, and dirt and grime from whatever I'm soldering at the time. Never had to soldier twice.

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