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Putty Questions
Posted by David from PA on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 9:33 AM

First off, what is the difference between Mr Surfacer 500, 1000 and 1200? Is it grit size or something else?

Secondly, what grit sandpaper do you use to obtain an almost glasslike (or even glasslike)  final sanding on models?

David From PA

 

 

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, November 2, 2023 3:41 AM

The lower the number, the thicker and coarser the finish...  for filling a rough surface you would use 500... for a super finish go with 1200 or 1500...

 

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, November 2, 2023 2:07 PM

Hmmm: For your last question--2500 Grit WET!

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Monday, November 6, 2023 10:17 AM

Micro-Mesh sanding pads and sheets range from 1500 to 12000.  You can achieve a mirror-like finish.  Use wet and don't skip a number.  

Available from many online hobby retailers, I have found a set also available at Rockler woodworking supply or Woodcraft

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, November 6, 2023 2:10 PM

EdGrune

Micro-Mesh sanding pads and sheets range from 1500 to 12000.  You can achieve a mirror-like finish.  Use wet and don't skip a number.  

Available from many online hobby retailers, I have found a set also available at Rockler woodworking supply or Woodcraft

 

Ditto

I use the MicroMesh pads, sticks, and sheets, depending on the situation.

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