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studebaker
03-05-2009, 06:14 AM
decided this needed it's own post.
How do you guys like the Mirka Abralon compared to the 3M for color sanding prior to buffing?

Dennis N. Schmidt
03-05-2009, 07:34 PM
Abralon does not color "sand" it smooths. It's too flexible to actually level anything. using P2000 Abralon after you've already flattened the surface with P1000 paper on a hard pad works great and I do it all the time, but, if your trying to cut something you can't do it with a glorified sanding sponge which, in the final analysis, is what Abralon is.

Len
03-05-2009, 10:12 PM
Abralon does not color "sand" it smooths. It's too flexible to actually level anything. using P2000 Abralon after you've already flattened the surface with P1000 paper on a hard pad works great and I do it all the time, but, if your trying to cut something you can't do it with a glorified sanding sponge which, in the final analysis, is what Abralon is.

Boy, you're right about that Dennis, I been using 1500 Clear Coat (Trizact) disks to level the surface then use the 3000 Trizact or the 4000 Mirka to remove the 1500 scratches before buffing. Works great.

Robert
03-05-2009, 11:49 PM
Last week I did a colorsand on a Karmen Ghia. I wet sanded it first with 1000 on a new block, the hit it with the 3M 1500 clear coat using the Airvantage with 3/32 throw the followed up with Trizact 3000 on another Airvantage with 3/16 throw then buffed. It came out great, fast and without a whole lot of cleanup. All three sanding passes were done with minimal water, not even enough to get the floor very wet.

I can't wait to try the 800 Trizact behind 800 wet initial cut then 1500 and 3000. I think the results will be fast and spectacular.

Robert