Micro mesh sanding pads

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Forum topic by Joel_B posted 12-05-2014 12:57 AM 964 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2014 12:57 AM

I was reading about using 1200 grit micro mesh between coats of poly.
Would using it with an ROS be too aggressive?
Should it be done by hand with a block?


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#1 posted 12-05-2014 01:03 AM

Not necessary but if your project is large enough its doable .

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#2 posted 12-06-2014 03:38 AM

1200 is overkill. Some 320 or 400 grit (wet or dry type because you need the ability to use lubricant) with a lubricant (water or water with a drop or two of dish washing detergent in it) is all you need for between coats. Keep the sandpaper wet, wipe the surface often and stop as soon as it’s smooth to the touch. Be really careful at the edges, corners. Don’t get carried away and remove too much finish material. No way would I use a sander to do this until I had a ton of experience doing it by hand. If you are thinking of a rubbed out finish. Check for Charles Neal’s youtube videos on doing that.

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