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    Hardest Sanding Job We've EVER Done :-(

    This was a really hard job we did last year [july i think] where there was a pretty thick layer of wax/polish/crud on the surface of the pitch pine parquet, I thought the polish would disintegrate when the sanding belts hit it [24 grit] but alas the ali oxide 24 grits hardly touched it, so had to order a pile of Zirconia belts and they did the trick [big time] don't use Ali Oxide at all now...

    The second picture shows an area we had to uplift/repair with spare blocks from another room in the building, think it all came out ok in the end...

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    The Hall was an old Church Hall in Stalybridge/Manchester area which was being converted to a kiddies playgroup centre, the lacquer system was 1 x Junckers Baseprime and 3 x Junckers HP Sport, looked pretty good in the end, even though it took us an extra day.

    I'll certainly think twice before taking another on another project like this one...
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    Nice work gary. We had a couple like this one in the past. On one 450sqm hall we did in Southport the bourne seal and in the corners where the edger doesn't get the seal was over 10mm thick. You couldn't even see the parquet blocks. It looked a bit like the floor you have added above. What a killer they are. Being pitch pine aswell I bet made it even harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM Flooring View Post
    Nice work gary. We had a couple like this one in the past. On one 450sqm hall we did in Southport the bourne seal and in the corners where the edger doesn't get the seal was over 10mm thick. You couldn't even see the parquet blocks. It looked a bit like the floor you have added above. What a killer they are. Being pitch pine aswell I bet made it even harder.
    Once we managed to get rid of the thick [about 2-3mm mostly] wax/dirt/crud it wasn't too bad, but even the Zirconia belts struggle and get clogged badly with Pitch Pine, went through a ridiculous amount of abrasives on that job, was very glad to see the back of it tbh...

    I need to PM you about something Arron...of considerable interest...

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    i know what you mean about the pitch pine. I hate sanding that stuff. looks nice though

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    The finished floor looks good, what machines did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastwest View Post
    The finished floor looks good, what machines did you use?
    We used Bona 10" belt sanders, x 2 and also 2 x Bona 7" Edgers on that particular job...

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