Hello all. I am just about to spend a few bucks on some paper-and wanted to share my observations.
I want to know who makes the "best" sandpaper--
The best sandpaper is the one that combines the best value of cost of material, with labor cost and final product quality.
I have bought 3m paper in the past--and some of it really rocked--lasted forever--still cutting fast-- reasonable price.
BUT>>> some of the 3m stuff sucked---it quit cutting in 10 seconds- and it also was not cheap.
I have had batches of Mirka gold that seemed totally different from each other--.
I would be willing to pay a premium for my paper if that is where the "TRUE" value is.
In the past I have bought some Norton sanding belts for my day job (machine shop) and they cost almost twice as much,, but have outperformed other brands at least 10 to 1 .
While trying to flatten some mud yesterday--my paper on my DA would quit scratching after about 15 seconds--and the rate of dust-making goes way down-and the heat seems to go way up.
What are the professionals buying these days??
(please be VERY specific in make and model)
looking for Da and Longboard paper