This is a sanding belt from a wide belt sander. We dunked the belt into a barrel containing Nu-Life Pitch & Resin Remover. The top half of the belt was loaded with Pine, the bottom half is completely clean. The pine resin was removed within seconds.
Nu-Life Pitch & Resin Remover is a liquid cleaner that removes wood & pitch resin from clogged abrasive sanding belts used on wide belt sanders. It works on paper or cloth backed belts and works instantly. It is a water based alkaline cleaner that is non-flammable & biodegradable.
Mix approximately 5 - 10 gallons of the cleaner into a drum. Dunk the loaded sanding belt into the drum. The wood residue will come right off. Then dunk the sanding belt in a second drum with clean water. Once dry, its ready for reuse. -OR- Spray the cleaner onto the belt and rinse off with water, or blow the residue off with an air hose.
Spray on Nu-Life Pitch & Resin Remover with a pump sprayer, or from the 32 oz bottle. Then blow off the wood residue with an air hose or spray on water to rinse the belt off.
Yes, it is important to clean the burn before the belt is damaged. First, stop the machine and loosen the tension on the belt. While the belt is loose rotate it while spraying on the cleaner. After the mark is sprayed, use an air hose to blow the resin off. The cleaner will have emulsified the burned on pitch and resin.
Nu-Life Pitch & Resin Remover will also clean saw blades, drill bits and any other cutting tool which get resin build up. Spray the cleaner on and wash off with water.
This MSDS Complies with 29 CFR 190.1200 (OSHA'S HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD)