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Micromesh Abrasives

Micromesh is a unique cushioned abrasive used to produce high-quality finishes on plastics, wood, metals, ceramics, and other hard surfaces. A cloth-backed material, Micromesh has a resilient layer of latex upon which abrasive crystals are specially bonded. Micromesh works on the basis that when pressure is applied, the silicon carbide crystals recede and rotate slightly to present their cutting edges evenly across the surface, shaving, rather than gouging it. The abrasive crystals all cut together with a fine planing action. Even the very coarse meshes (such as 180MX) will achieve RMS finishes below 2 with proper surface preparation. Unlike conventional abrasives, Micromesh cloths can be washed in soap and water and used again and again. They are available in individual 6 x 6 in. sheets as described below:

AO Grade abrasive colors range from off white to yellow: preferred by china restorers as it leaves no color residue. Use it in the fine finishing of other soft materials like plastic and acrylic. Select from the following: AO-1500, AO-1800, AO-2400, AO-3200, AO-3600, AO-4000, AO-6000, AO-8000, AO-12000.
MM Grade abrasive colors range from light to dark grey: for finishing plastics, acrylics, polycarbonates, bakelite, soft woods cultured marble, coatings and more. Select from the following: MM-1500, MM-1800, MM-2400, MM-3200, MM-3600, MM-4000, MM-6000, MM-8000, MM-12000

MX Grade abrasive colors range from light gray to black: for metals such as bronze and other hard surfaces. Even bookbinders have found uses for files in these grades when infilling. This grade will generally last 10 times longer than standard abrasives. Select from the following: 80MX, 100MX, 120MX, 150MX, 180MX, 240MX, 320MX, 360MX, 400MX, 600MX, 800MX, 1200MX.




Item #



10 total (may mix)

(select from above)

Micromesh  sheets Price per 6 x 6 sheet

$4.75 each

$4.40 each