Selecting The Right Abrasive For Your Job

A coating is only as good as the preparation of the underlying surface.  Choosing the right abrasive is key to achieving a coating application that lasts.

 

Different Types of Mirka Abrasive Products

Abralon

Abralon is a unique, multi-functional sanding material developed for tackling both smooth and profiled surfaces. Its patented, flexible construction allows it to create a smooth sanding pattern on angled surfaces and edges while minimizing the risk of pressure marks. The flexible weave also allows water and air to pass freely, making it suitable for both dry and wet sanding, by machine or by hand.

 

Abranet

The multifunctional and classic Abranet is especially developed for sanding putty, primers, lacquers, composite materials and a wide range of other materials for industrial use. Abranet combines high performance and a longer lifespan than traditional abrasives, making it a cost-effective solution. Designed for dry sanding by machine or by hand, its true dust-free sanding characteristics result in a cleaner work environment, as well as a better surface finish.

 


Abranet Ace

Abranet Ace is developed to achieve outstanding results on challenging surface conditioning and repair applications. Because of its optimzed net construction and ceramic grains, Abranet Ace offers superior cut and performance for hardwoods (such as beech and oak) and fast cutting on various solid surface materials as well as for cleaning of different industrial rollers. Abranet Ace also works excellent on primer sanding applications.

 

Abranet HD

Abranet HD achieves outstanding results on the most challenging surface conditioning and repair applications such as paint stripping and coarse putty sanding. Abranet HD has a nylon mesh backing material (in contrast to paper) to create a more flexible and durable abrasive product which produces a more consistent surface finish more quickly. Designed for optimum performance in wet and dry modes, it features exceptional resistance to edge wear and clogging which means it retains its high efficiency sanding properties for far longer, especially in demanding situations. It’s also manufactured using an environmentally friendly, solvent-free coating.

 

Autonet

Autonet is specially developed for the rail and transport refinishing industry. A combination of high performance and a longer lifespan than traditional abrasives gives a cost-effective solution. Designed for dry sanding by machine or by hand, its true dust-free sanding characteristics result in a cleaner work environment, as well as a better surface finish.

 

Caratflex

A stearate-coated abrasive for dry sanding applications, Caratflex features fine stock removal, a uniform scratch pattern, a long lifespan and extremely good grain adherence. The backing consists of a flexible, latex-impregnated paper which is ideal for profile sanding.

 

Course Cut

A specially reinforced backing material and Mirka’s Progressive Bond™ dust-binding technology, makes Coarse Cut ideal for all kinds of coarse sanding work. Features include: flexibility on rounded surfaces, excellent edge wear resistance and minimal clogging.

 

Gold

This durable, all-round sanding material is very well suited for high speed sanding in a multitude of applications. Gold features semi-open and special stearate coatings designed to prevent clogging and pill forming which helps achieve an optimal sanding result.

 

Goldflex

Especially suited to profiled surfaces, Goldflex is a light, flexible latex paper for dry sanding. Its special stearate coating prevents clogging and pill forming.

 

Mirlon

Mirlon is a flexible, three-dimensional fibre sanding material that’s easy to use on profiled surfaces and produces an excellent finish. It’s ideal for matting of surfaces and creates an excellent base for the next lacquer layer.

 

Polarstar

Especially developed to efficiently tackle the latest demanding coating applications; Polarstar, quickly produces a fine, consistent surface finish and combines that with superb durability due to an excellent resistance to clogging. The polyester film backing material creates a more flexible and much smoother abrasive surface, compared to paper backing. In particular, it offers outstanding performance on hard tooling gel coats and scratch-resistant clear coats.

 

Q Silver

With a backing consisting of a flexible and strong impregnated latex paper, Q-Silver features optimal aggressivity, resulting in fast and efficient stock removal. The high heat endurance of this fully resin bonded abrasive makes it ideal for tough tasks, such as ‘down-to-metal’ sanding operations.

 

Still not sure which abrasive is right for you?  Get in touch to speak to one of the team on 01302 856666.

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