MICRO-MESHTM is manufactured by MICRO-SURFACE FINISHING PRODUCTS, INC in the USA and has been operating for 46 years, distributing around the world.
"This is the best 'sandpaper' I have ever used! I have been a Joiner and cabinetmaker for over 32 years, throw into the mix Superyacht building and a granite bench top manufacturer. That makes for alot of very different abrasive requirements and techniques. These products are just so specialised that they cannot be defined as 'sand paper' alone."
ULTR-FLEX, MICRO MESHTM is a cushioned abrasive with extrodinary qualities.
All types of MICRO-MESHTM are manufacturered utilising Ultra-Flex technology. Each type is long-lasting, cushioned, extremely flexible and re-useable. The Ultra-flex properties of MICRO-MESHTM allows it to conform to shapes conventional products cannot, giving you additional finishing options.
All formats are made with large, very uniform crystals that reced into the Ultra-Flex matrix as pressure is applied, allowing the crystal tips to all line up so they are level with the part being polished. This technology provides a more brilliant, consistent finish.
Ultra-Flex technology reduced crystal fracturing making it a long-lasting, high quality abrasive like no other on today's market. It also reduced heat generation that can wear out the abrastive crystals and cause orange peel, pitting or other surface imperfections in the part being polished.
MICRO-MESHTM THE NON-ABRASIVE ABRASIVE
Conventional sandpaper is designed to be aggressive so that it will dig deeply. In its manufacturer the crystals are electrically charged so that they will stand up. They are locked into a hard resin and when you apply the paper to a surface it will literally tear in and reove the substrate of the material you are sanding. The crystals cut in a negative raking motion, leaving inconssitent scratch patterns.
MICRO-MESHTM does the opposite. The backing is long lasting cloth to which an ultra-flexible cushioning layer is applied. This cushioning layer will determine how far forward you can push crystals before they will penetrate the cushioning layer. On top of this layer, is a very resilient glue, not a hard resin, but a completely flexible glue that will hold the crystals while allowing it to move and rotate. The crystals can turn in any direction without coming loose. When you start to apply pressure to sand with MICRO-MESHTM, the crystals will go into the cushioning layer while beginning to cut a bit. If you push harder, they will go further into the cushioning layer, which serves as a safety valve. it determines how much pressure you can exert in a downward direction. Instead of a deep scratch that sandpaper makes, MICRO-MESHTM produces a refined scratch that is close to a RMS of 1.0. The cushioning layer also allows the crystals to cut with a planing motion that leaves an extremely consistent scratch pattern and allows you to achieve extraordinary levels of gloss.
Where conventional abrasives will take surfaces down 2 or 3 thousandths (.002 or .003), MICRO-MESHTM will take it down one ten thousandth (.0001) or less.
Ultra-Flex MICRO-MESHTM is available in four different formats: AO, Regular, MX and MXD.