looking for 1000 grit sanding disc for orbital sander

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Forum topic by indychips posted 08-07-2012 10:45 PM 6000 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2012 10:45 PM

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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#1 posted 08-07-2012 10:49 PM

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

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 11:19 PM

Auto rubbing and polishing compounds will work better.

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 11:29 PM

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

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#4 posted 08-08-2012 01:05 AM


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#5 posted 08-08-2012 01:16 AM

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

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#6 posted 08-08-2012 02:03 AM

WhatTim said!

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#7 posted 08-08-2012 07:42 AM

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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#8 posted 08-08-2012 08:44 AM

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

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#9 posted 08-08-2012 11:50 AM

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

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