Micro Mesh is a unique cushioned abrasive that produces a very fine and uniform scratch pattern. The nine grades of abrasives range from 1500 grit to 12000 grit. The 1500 is similar in grit range to conventional 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. The 12000 will leave a scratch pattern that cannot be detected by the human eye and produces a wonderful looking finish. Micro Mesh abrasives can polish to a high reflective state or leave a matte or satin finish depending upon where you stop while using the series of abrasive grits. The higher the number grit you step up to, the glossier the finish will be. Before starting the Micro Mesh cycle of abrasive sanding, coarse sanding should be done using up to 320 grit sandpaper. Shaping, sawing or turning of the work piece should be complete.Begin with 1500 Micro Mesh. Sand until all of the sandpaper scratches are removed. Continue with the MICRO-MESH series and cycle up to the desired look (1800, 2400, 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000). Thinned lemon oil or Danish oil can be applied as a finish on bare wood. Micro Mesh performs very well in conjunction with polyurethane, polyester, epoxy, lacquer and so on. Follow the manufacturer's recommended cure times prior to re-coating or applying the finish coat. When you are applying multiple coats, sand from 1500 Micro Mesh to 3200 or 3600 between coats to remove any orange-peel or dirt. After the final coat has fully cured, polish the surface beginning with 2400 Micro Mesh and continue through the series (3200-12000) until the desired gloss is achieved. Satin finishes are achieved by sanding up to the 3600 grade. The satin finish gets progressively higher in gloss through the 6000 step. High gloss finishes will appear by the 6000 through 12000 step. The wood, the finish used and personal preference determine where to stop. Micro-Gloss liquid abrasive can be hand rubbed onto the finish following the 12000 Micro Meshstep for an "ultra" high gloss finish.
Kit contains 1 each of the following; 1500, 1800, 2400, 3200, 3600,
4000,6000, 8000,12000 grit; each sheet is 3" x 4".
One 2" x 3" foam sanding block & one set of instructions.
Designed for craftsman to replace the use of steel wool, rottenstone or pumice.
May be used on bare or finished wood, wet or dry.