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Leo Frilot
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MicroMesh Questions
Mar 12th, 2008 at 1:06am
 
I finally found the micromesh I had ordered a while back.  Used it on some ebony and bloodwood.  Man, what a shine! Shocked  Went through the grits all the way to 12000 and I couldn't believe what I had been missing out on.  Completed with a coat of Renaissance Wax for protection.  

My question to you avid users:  
  • Do you stop the lathe and sand with the grain between grits, or do you just keep going through the grits without stopping the lathe?

  • What's the best way to clean them off, especially the residue from oily woods like ebony?


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Re: MicroMesh Questions
Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2008 at 1:44am
 
Yep, I sand with the grain before I go to the next mesh because it is easier for the finer mesh to take off a scratch at right angles than one that is parallel.

The easiest way to clean them is in an clean mayonaise jar half full of warm water and a little dishsoap, shake thouroughly but don't use too much soap(DAMHIKT) or there is no washing action, just solid suds.  I generally only wash 2 or 3 MM sheets at a time so they get cleaner, then dunk them in a bucket of clean water to rinse. 

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Re: MicroMesh Questions
Reply #2 - Mar 12th, 2008 at 2:07am
 
Question 1. I use mine with the lathe going all the time. I love it
Question 2. Put them in your pocket and let the wife wash them in her machine. But get them out before the dryer. Works like a charm
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Reply #3 - Mar 12th, 2008 at 9:00am
 
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Re: MicroMesh Questions
Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2008 at 1:32pm
 
I clean 'em the same way.  LITTLE soap, lots of water, swish and rinse. 
I prefer not to sand between "grits" using the mesh, so I use a 2 + inch soft pad backing to attach the mesh to my angle drill sanding tool.  No evidence of any surface disturbance at any point.
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Reply #5 - Mar 12th, 2008 at 6:20pm
 
I have micromesh but I've switched to Abralon pads almost exclusively. Why? I don't actually know other than they have a nice, soft, pad on the back & I just blow the crud out w/an air hose.
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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2008 at 9:51pm
 
I almost went with MM but decided to try the Abralon 1st. I'm very glad I did.

Has anybody gone from Abralon to MM or vice versa?? If so I would be interested in your findings.
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