RE: [DML] Wolfhead wheel (stainless re-graining)
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RE: [DML] Wolfhead wheel (stainless re-graining)

80 grit in the flapper wheel at 800 rpm (this might vary with head
diameter)... and you can't use an off the shelf standard flapper you need
the special head (which you have found out but others may not realize).  As
far as width I'd go with the narrower one if you can only get one (I think 1
inch is what I have seen).  The wider one may cause problems and
irregularity around curves like the fender flares and some other tight
details... I am not an expert but I think this is the right info.


-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Travis Graham
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:24 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Wolfhead wheel (stainless re-graining)

I'm about to dive into stainless steel re-graining. I'm now armed 
with a 1000 RPM pneumatic drill and a beater RF fender to practice 
on. All I need is a Wolfhead wheel. For those of you who have 
experience with these (or even an old Vonnegut wheel), could you help 
me fill in a blank or two?

1) What grit abrasive matches the factory grain? I've read where 
others have used 60 and 80 grit, but I've seen no consensus between 
these two.

2) What slashing pattern for the (aluminum oxide) abrasive is best: 
1/4 or 1/8 inch?

3) What width wheel to get: 1, 1.5, or 2 inch? I'd assume 2 inches is 
a better choice since it covers more surface area... unless there a 
compelling reason to choose a narrower wheel?

I know from talking to G&P machinery that some combinations of the 
above may not be made, but I have too many variables to figure out the 
rest without some trial and error. Any insight would be much- 

Many thanks!


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