Micro-Mesh Sheets 3" x 6" (7.5cm x 15cm) - 4 Grits.
These Micro-Mesh cushioned abrasive sheets are incredible. Thin but strong, long lasting, gentle on your work, and perfect for giving high polishes.
Micro-Mesh lasts up to 15 times longer than a standard abrasives making it a more cost effective way to polish to a high gloss finish without additional products.
They're ideal for making your own emery sticks, with the fabric backing they can be wrapped and bend easily without breaking or cracking. Micro-Mesh is a cushioned uniformed Polishing Abrasive Cloth ensuring a more consistent and even scratch pattern compared to conventional Abrasives. Micromesh has a soft cloth backing, making it highly flexible and can conform to even the most extreme shapes to polish to a high gloss, scratch free finish on many curved, flat or contoured items.
The cushioned abrasive is gentle on your work - a world apart from conventional sandpaper.
Can be used wet or dry, these work great wet as the fabric backing is a lot stronger than paper.
Can be easily cut into smaller sizes and shapes to suit your polishing needs. Each sheet is approx 7.5 cm x 15cm (3" x 6")
- 1800 (Equivalent of standard grit 1200)
- 2400 (Equivalent of standard grit 1500)
- 6000 (Equivalent of standard grit 4 micron)
- 12,000 (Equivalent of standard grit 1 micron)
- Set of all four grits
What is Micro-Mesh?
Micro-Mesh™ is what we like to call a non-abrasive abrasive. It is considered a cushioned abrasive.
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.
Where conventional abrasives will take surfaces down 2 or 3 thousandths (.002 or .003), Micro-Mesh™ will take it down one ten thousandth (.0001) or less.
What are Micro-Mesh Regular grits?
Micro-Mesh™ Regular Grits are slightly different to the FEPA grits. There are 9 different grades in total (4 are in this set of 2), ranging from 1500R to 12,000R. This is the equivalent of FEPA 600 to 1 micron.
All Grades are silicone carbide except Reg 8000 and 1200 Aluminium Oxide.
Haven't yet had the chance to use these in earnest, but they look and feel just what I was hoping for from the description and family recommendation, am glad to have them to hand