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CLEO® is also available in Type R (same as 3M Roloc™) discs in sizes of 1, 1 1/2, 2, 3, and 4 inch diameters. CLEO® wool is available in the Type R discs in sizes of 1, 1 1/2, 2, 3, and 4 inch. The discs may be run at speeds up to the maximum rpm of the holder but will usually perform better at much lower speeds.
The discs are approximately 1/8" thick and come in an array of colors and densities. The thickness may vary even within the same color.

All varieties of the Type R discs will produce a mirror finish in virtually every kind of material including aluminum, brass, & stainless steel.

The different densities = flexibility.

The Type R colors, as opposed to white, have a built in heat indicator. If you see a color transfer to your part (not permanent), you will know one of three things has happened. # 1 you are running too fast, #2 you are pushing too hard, or # 3 you do not have enough compound. This heat indicator will keep you from abusing your Type R Roloc disc. The ideal speed range for the Type R disc is 5,000 – 9,000 SFPM (surface feet per minute). The formula for calculating SFPM is: disc diameter x rpm of tool x .26179939 . Example: 2" dia. x 12,000 rpm x .26179939 = 6283. You should always try to use the disc at lower speeds first because excessive speed creates too much heat. The heat from a small disc turning fast may keep you from getting the desired finish. Use the largest possible diameter turning at the lowest possible speed that when plugged into the formula gives you the SFPM you need. The large diameter disc will generate less heat, and centrifugal force & the slower speed is easier to control.

The discs may be used on any quality air or electric tool. The size and choice of disc is dependent upon the shape of the part, original manufacturing method of the part, type of material, and the finish requirement. You will usually use the CLEO® disc for the first and possibly only step because it will produce a mirror finish. For an even higher degree of luster you may use the CLEO® wool disc with a finer compound. Any small swirls can be removed using a CLEO® Type K (Kellie) disc-wheel or BUFF-BELT® which produces straight line motion. The buffing belts are available in either CLEO® or CLEO® wool. The belts are custom made for most portable and stationary abrasive belt machines. The BUFF-BELT® runs exceptionally well on all types of inflatable wheels.

I. D. polishing and buffing can be accomplished by using the CLEO® Type K disc-wheel and the appropriate compounds.

CLEO® Discs-Type R
CLEO® white and wool Roloc™ discs are in stock - Roloc™ colors are special order

Diameter CLEO® white Max RPM
1" 13-15500 25000
1 1/2" 13-15600 25000
2" 13-15700 18000
3" 13-15800 15000
4" 13-15900 12000
CLEO®  wool Discs- Type R 
Diameter CLEO® Max RPM
1" 13-75650 25000
1 1/2" 13-75750 25000
2" 13-75850 18000
3" 13-75950 15000
4" 13-76150 12000

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Type R Holders & Accessories

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