Over the years, we have written several blog posts about the history of sanding and the technical details about sanding supplies. For the Holidays this year, we thought we might share some sandpaper fails we have seen during our surfing. If it gives you a chuckle, consider it our gift to you.
Now, we here at 2Sand.com know that you are smart people. We know this because you buy your sanding supplies from us! We are quite aware that you do not believe everything you read, especially on the internet, but we have found that trouble can also lay in not reading things carefully! For example, several sources on the internet say that windshield wipers can be "restored" or "renewed" using sandpaper! The thought is to sand the edge of the wiper to remove dirt and nicks in the rubber. They then go on to recommend a bit of petroleum jelly on the blades.
I am not sure that this tip would work at all, since wiper blades often fail from UV damage, and I would NEVER want to spread a thin layer of petroleum jelly on my windshield; but it seems that some folks did not read the entire tip and put sandpaper UNDER their wiper blades! We all know that glass is very tough, but aluminum oxide will cut glass like a diamond.
Another internet gem was a question on removing tattoos! Yup, some genius actually asked if sandpaper can be used to remove regrets! The answer, of course is YES, sandpaper CAN remove a tattoo, but you REALLY do not want to do it this way! Dermabrasion is really best left to the medical professionals. I wonder if they were planning to try random orbit sanding or a belt sander? Which grit would be best to start with? I think you would need to use a wet/dry sandpaper at any rate.
These are just a few small but scary glimpses into human folly that we came across during the last year, and we thought sharing them around the Holidays might make you smile. You are smarter than this, you know that ordering your sanding supplies from 2Sand.com is fast and economical, especially when you log in and use our website to help you track your orders. Order history allows you to see usage rate and reorder your favorite supplies quickly.