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  • Where can I buy emery cloth to clean spindles?

    I have some rusty spindles to clean and I can't find emery cloth. It there another name or a comparable product? Also, can I use it to clean the area of the spindle where the seal rides?

    Thanks


  • #2
    Re: Where can I buy emery cloth to clean spindles?

    Have you tried HOME DEPOT?
    Bill, Lorain Ohio
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    • #3
      Re: Where can I buy emery cloth to clean spindles?

      ANY auto parts store will have it... sometimes called crocus cloth
      Kevin

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      • #4
        Re: Where can I buy emery cloth to clean spindles?

        ANY hardware store will have it. Lowes, menards, home depot, ace, etc... Also as mentioned above, any automotive store (oreillys, napa, checker, etc...)

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        • #5
          Re: Where can I buy emery cloth to clean spindles?

          Well it must depend on the area you live in, because I also tried to buy some and a lot of the auto parts places didn't even know what I was talking about. I finally found some at our NAPA dealer. They had two types, medium and fine... And it was about $3 dollars a sheet...

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          • #6
            Re: Where can I buy emery cloth to clean spindles?

            Originally posted by gm280 View Post
            Well it must depend on the area you live in...
            Strange! I searched the HD link above, and every store within 50 miles of me has at least as dozen in stock.
            Changed the search to the Atlanta area and not a single store has any!

            I any event, a strip of Wet/Dry Sandpaper will do the job also.
            It might take more strips but you will be done before you could drive to get the Emery Cloth.
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            • #7
              Re: Where can I buy emery cloth to clean spindles?

              Why not just use 600 wet/dry sand paper with water on the seal area. The rest of the spindle, you can use anything you want really.
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              • #8
                Re: Where can I buy emery cloth to clean spindles?

                Originally posted by gm280 View Post
                Well it must depend on the area you live in, because I also tried to buy some and a lot of the auto parts places didn't even know what I was talking about. I finally found some at our NAPA dealer. They had two types, medium and fine... And it was about $3 dollars a sheet...
                I suspect that even though the kid behind the counter had no clue the store likely still had a few rolls and if they didn't they surely could have ordered it for ya.

                If I had a dollar for every time I taught the parts guy something new I'd have a LOT of dollars
                Kevin

                But, where are the reevets?
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                1989 Wellcraft Monte Carlo 28(Build thread here)
                1992 Hotsports Jet'n'Cat Yam 701 WR3 drivetrain "SS George Washington"
                90's Yamaha WRIII and a pair of 95 Kawasaki ZXI-900's
                Fresh clean cheap oil is better then old dirty expensive oil any day
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                • #9
                  Re: Where can I buy emery cloth to clean spindles?

                  1" sanding belts make great 'emery cloth'. Problem is, most of it is too coarse, but if you have round, rusty stuff, it works fast!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Where can I buy emery cloth to clean spindles?

                    You should find it in the plumbing area of the hardware store. Its used by some folks for cleaning copper pipe before soldering.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Where can I buy emery cloth to clean spindles?

                      Originally posted by Jonnybbad View Post
                      You should find it in the plumbing area of the hardware store. Its used by some folks for cleaning copper pipe before soldering.
                      I was going to post the same thing, check at a local Ace, that is where I buy mine.

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