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Forum topic by indychips posted 753 days ago 2468 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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indychips

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753 days ago

I am trying to finish a corian counter top that goes with some cabinets I re-finished and I need 1000 grit or higher 5 inch hook and loop sanding discs. Seems most places only carry 600 grit. Any suggestions as to where I can find some? Higher grit would be even better, I want this corian to shine.


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waho6o9

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#1 posted 753 days ago

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sandpaper-9-hole-Festool-6-1200-Grit-Velcro-Backed-100-/160611231157?p

They should be able to help you, I use their paper and it works well, good luck.

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Clint Searl

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#2 posted 753 days ago

Auto rubbing and polishing compounds will work better.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Tim Dahn

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#3 posted 753 days ago

Mirka Abralon 6” Sanding Disc, 1000 Grit, 2 pack from Woodcraft

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cutworm

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#4 posted 753 days ago

Klingspor.

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David Kirtley

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#5 posted 753 days ago

Places that carry products for auto body work carry the fine grits. Usually up to 2000.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 753 days ago

WhatTim said!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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CplSteel

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#7 posted 752 days ago

For Corian I would go with a buffing compound myself, something like this stuff from 3M might work, but i would test it on some scrap first.

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live4ever

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#8 posted 752 days ago

Either Mirka Abralon or Festool Platin is where I’d go.

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Ken Dolph

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#9 posted 752 days ago

Do the final sanding with #M ScotchBrite pads First Maroon then Gray then White. Professionals seldom go above gray. If you want a high polish, then you can use a buffing compound. I use Novus #2 but a polish like CplSteel said will work very well.

Power sanding with 1000 grit paper can be very frustrating, if this is your first time.

-- Ken Dolph, Corian Master http://sites.google.com/site/coriartinc/

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