What is Micro-Mesh® Sandpaper?

Category: Sandpaper Articles
Author Name: The Sandpaper Man
Posted: Feb 27, 2020 10:38 AM
Synopsis: All about Micro-Mesh® Sandpaper

What is Micro-Mesh® sandpaper?

Micro-Mesh® Sandpaper is not a mesh type sandpaper, even though the name suggests that.

It is a very flexible, cloth-backed sandpaper which is available in grades up to 12,000 grade.  This makes it very suitable for fine polishing type work.

Micro-Mesh® comes in a wide variety of styles including the following:

Buffer Sticks   These are double-sided and are 8 1/2” x 1”, and have the following grades:  1800, 2400, 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000.  Grades are colour-coded for easy identification. 

Hook and Loop Discs - Both 125 mm and 150 mm diameter.  Use both wet or dry.  For best results, use wet.  (Use a spray bottle to moisten your surface)

Adhesive Backed Sanding Discs  MX Grade - Primary use is metal finishing.  The bond in the MX is less flexible than in the REGULAR Micro-Mesh so you can achieve a high gloss on metals.  

Micro-Mesh Kits  There are a large variety of Micro-Mesh® kits available.  Some of these kits include Micro-Mesh® Soft Touch Pads (including the popular 2” x 2”, and 3” x 4”, and Guitarist Kits), sheets, polishes, flannel cloth, instructions, sanding blocks to use in conjunction with the sheets.  

Polishes  The beauty of Micro-Gloss polishes is that they are micron graded, so you can be assured of their grading, and where they fit in the grade range.  There is a Micro-Gloss No. 5 (15 micron), Micro-Gloss (1micron), Micro-Finish (contains no abrasive), Anti-Static Cream.

Polishing Swabs  Packs of 12 available in 2.25”, 3”, 5.  Washable and reuseable, these swabs work well for any craft, art or hobby project where small areas need to be sanded.

Sheets - Micro-Mesh® Sheets are available in either 75 mm x 150 mm, or 150 mm x 300 mm.  Cloth-backed, so can be used wet or dry.  For best results, use with foam block to be used with Micro-Mesh® on flat surfaces.

Hook and Loop backed Sheets  Available in 305 mm x 305 mm, these sheets are ideal for cutting your own discs or triangle/delta shapes from.

Refer the Abrasive Conversion Chart to compare Micro-Mesh® types to Australian graded sandpaper (Fepa/Euro)

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