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Does any one use a ROS to remove the excess ink (over spray) or paint from a sign? Is it aggressive enough. Currently using a belt sander but it is a little too agressive especially on Western Red Cedar boards, sometimes remove too much of the lettering at least with me. Thinking about trying a ROS then a 1/4 sheet palm sander to remove sanding marks.
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Bob I'm sure someone will be able to give you advice.

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Hi Bob,

These fellas Dave Rhoten and his father on youtube might be able to help you about removing excess ink or paint from signs. I hope that helps.


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Does any one use a ROS to remove the excess ink (over spray) or paint from a sign? Is it aggressive enough. Currently using a belt sander but it is a little too agressive especially on Western Red Cedar boards, sometimes remove too much of the lettering at least with me. Thinking about trying a ROS then a 1/4 sheet palm sander to remove sanding marks.
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I've never made signs, but I've done a lot of sanding. I believe the ROS is the perfect tool for the job. And you may find that you don't need to follow with 1/4 sheet after all.

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I do it all the time. Works fine. Just check your carving pretty often to ensure you don't oversand. Aggressiveness depends on grit of sandpaper.
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I'll soon find out 1st hand as I ordered a Dewalt ROS last night and some sand disc.

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I have been using acronyms for years, especially when I was in the Air Force for 11 years. But please try to use full words instead of thing like ROS or bush. Bush is a plant not a bushing I had to read through this entire thread before I figured out the ROS was a random orbital sander. Maybe I just stupid, won't me the first time someone told me that. I just feel that to many are bringing texting into the non texting world. This is not meant to go to the person that original posted this thread it was just the catalyst that started me on this rant. I'm now off of my soap box sorry for the post.

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I use ONLY a random orbital sander and three grades of paper; 80, 120 and 220 grit. I usually start with 120 grit and finish with 220. Occasionally I start with 80 grit.....but that's rare. I work in oak a lot. I like the hard woods better.....tight grains make it easier to paint without the worry of ink seeping into the board face. I use mostly acrylic paints.....have not tried the Marsh spray ink the Rhoten's are famous for using.

I'm not in a hurry to finish my signs so I prefer to use a small paint brush and hand paint mine. Then sand the face smooth before clear coating.

Here's a few pictures of two of my favorite sign during manufacturing.
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frankj3, what font is that on the sign (welcome the dickens)?

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Papa I'm gonna have to look it up when I get home this afternoon ......I don't remember. But it is a Microsoft Word font.

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