MICRO-MESH FINISHING SUPPLIES
I've personally used these products since I first started making pens many years ago. These are an essential element of creating beautifully finished pens. They are very long lasting under normal use. I've found best results with using them wet, but they can be used dry as well. Either dip in water or spray before sanding and these sheets will last a long time. Excellent for finishing tru-stone, acrylics, or even to sand and polish your CA finish on wood. Can also be used dry on bare wood, but make sure they are clean first. We are offering the variety pack, the foam sanding block, and the micro-finish polish individually, or save a little extra by buying the full finishing kit of all 3. The variety pack comes with 9 individual sanding sheets in grits 1500, 1800, 2400, 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, and 12000. Each sheet is 3" x 4". Also available are foam rubber sanding blocks used as backer for the sheets while sanding. The blocks are 2" x 3" x 1". And finally, we also have available a Micro-Finish polish for that final clean and polish. Available in 2oz bottles.
Now, also available in the pads! These 2" x 2" double sided pads are perfect for that great finish on small turnings like pens. These small sanding pads come in the same grits as the sheets above. Each pad has the same grit on both sides so you essentially have 2 sets of sanding pads. Each grit is color coded with an included color chart.
5-9 = 10% off
10-49 = 15% off
50 & up = 20% off
INFORMATION FROM THE MANUFACTURER
MICRO-MESH™ THE NON-ABRASIVE ABRASIVE
Micro-Mesh™ is what we like to call a non-abrasive abrasive. It is considered a cushioned abrasive in fact.
Conventional sandpaper is designed to be aggressive so that it will dig deeply. In its manufacture the crystals are electrically charged so that they will stand up. They are locked into a hard resin and when you apply the paper to a surface it will literally tear in and remove the substrate of the material you are sanding. The crystals cut in a negative raking motion, leaving inconsistent scratch patterns.
Micro-Mesh™ does the opposite. The backing is long lasting cloth to which an ultra-flexible cushioning layer is applied. This cushioning layer will determine how far forward you can push crystals before they will penetrate the cushioning layer. On top of this layer, we have a very resilient glue, not a hard resin, but a completely flexible glue that will hold the crystals while allowing it to move and rotate. The crystals can turn in any direction without coming loose. When you start to apply pressure to sand with Micro-Mesh™, the crystals will go into the cushioning layer while beginning to cut a bit. If you push harder, they will go further into the cushioning layer, which serves as a safety valve. It determines how much pressure you can exert in a downward direction. Instead of a deep scratch that sandpaper makes, Micro-Mesh™ produce a refined scratch that is close to a RMS of 1.0. The cushioning layer also allows the crystals to cut with a planing motion that leaves an extremely consistent scratch pattern and allows you to achieve extraordinary levels of gloss.
ULTRA-FLEX MICRO-MESH™ REGULAR
Use these products for finishing plastics, acrylics, polycarbonates, bakelite, fiberglass, gelcoat, urethanes, celluloid, laquers, fiberglass, cast polymers, soft woods, cultured marble, coatings, composites, and more.
Abrasive colors of this product range from dark grey to light grey. This material is made to be used wet or dry, is made with a flexible cotton backing with polymer emulsion cushioning layer and large micron graded silicon carbide crystals suspended in an ultra flexible resin bond.*Grades 8000 and 12000 are made with aluminum oxide crystals.
This material is available in the following 9 grades, from coarse, to fine:1500, 1800, 2400, 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000*, and 12000* REGULAR. 1500 MICRO-MESH™ is equivalent to a scratch pattern left using 400 wet/dry, but is much more consistent.