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Video: Sanding Solid Surface to a Matte Finish

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Video: Sanding Solid Surface to a Matte Finish

Posted on 24 April 2019 by cradmin

This video showing how to sand/polish solid surface countertops, put out by The Fabricator Network, walks the viewer through the process of properly finishing solid surface to a matte finish. According to the video creator, the process specifically follows the fabrication manual procedures laid out by Staron Solid Surface.

It explains the sanding techniques, including the tools, equipment and consumables needed, and offers specific steps.

The video goes on to show how to buff the surface with Scotch-Brite, once again showing the materials needed and the complete process.

You may also be interested in this video about thermoforming solid surface.

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Weha Develops 3-Step Diamond Polishing Pads

Posted on 12 April 2016 by cradmin

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Designed to work for wet and dry granite, marble and engineered stone and quartz, the Weha 3-Step Hybrid Polishing Pads can reportedly save fabricators a good amount of time needed to complete a project by reducing the polishing process from the more  traditional 7-step process to only three steps. The polishing pads are made of diamond and high-quality resins designed to produce better quality finish and allow for more efficient polishing, according to the company. And, they are priced in the same range as traditional 7-step polish pad.

You may also be interested in this article about Lackmond acquiring Diamond Tooling Solutions.

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GlueWarehouse.com Introduces Line of ‘Sand-it’ Sanding Discs

Posted on 15 January 2016 by cradmin

Gluewarehouse sanding discGlueWarehouse.com now offers its line of Sand-it Sanding Discs. According to the company, the discs are made with high-quality, resin-bonded aluminum oxide backed by a strong latex coated paper suitable for dry sanding applications. The discs are precision cut for a uniform finish, and utilize a special clog-resistant and flex technology to improve the discs life and consistency and make them suitable for contoured surfaces, reports the supplier. They come in 5-in. sticky back or 6-in. hook and loop back in various grits, ranging from 80 to 800. According to the manufacturer, they go through rigorous quality control procedures to ensure optimal performance.

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Alpha Professional Tools Introduces ‘Reznet’ Sanding Screens

Posted on 13 October 2015 by cradmin

Alpha Reznet Sanding ScreensAlpha Professional Tools introduced its new Reznet Sanding Screens, a  multi-purpose sanding product that combines high-quality abrasive grit, a nylon net and a hook & loop backing to remove dust from grinding/cutting surfaces. It maintains cool cutting during the toughest applications on difficult materials, according to the company. And it provides a virtually dust-free application with the convenience of a hook & loop operation that helps decrease sanding time while increasing its lifespan, making it more cost-effective.  The screens come as discs or rectangular pads and are made for dual-, orbital- or gear-action sanders, as well as hand pads for manual use. Pads are 2-3/4-in.-wide and in lengths of 5, 8 and 16 in., while disc sizes are 5, 6 and 9 in.

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Weha Offers New 4-In., 5-step Dry Diamond Polishing Pads

Posted on 16 September 2015 by cradmin

WEHA dry polishing padsThe new diamond dry polishing pads from Weha are made with the latest multi-diamond matrix bond technology, reports the manufacturer. They are designed for polishing granite, marble, quartzite and other natural stone surfaces. The pads may also be used for wet polishing quartz surfacing and other engineered stone. According to the company, each of the five diamond step pads has its own unique combination of diamonds and matrix bond to gradually create the highest natural polish using only five diamond polishing pads.

You may also be interested in this article on Regent Stone’s Quartz polishing system.

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Abrasive Resource Carries Starke Abrasives Sanding Belts

Posted on 28 October 2014 by cradmin

Abrasive Resource Starcke belts photo with logoAbrasive Resource now carries high-quality Starcke sanding belts in Aluminum Oxide, Alumina Zirconia and Silicon Carbide for surface fabrication and woodworking applications. Genuine Starcke sanding belts are being made “to order” with just a 24-hour lead time. ISFA members receive a 30 percent discount through their partner supplier Abrasive Resource. Order Starcke sanding belts and put more than 100 years of German abrasives expertise to work for you.

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Disco Has New 3-Step Polishing Pads for Granite, Engineered Stone

Posted on 02 January 2014 by cradmin

disco 3step polishing padsDisco Abrasive America now offers new 3-Step Polishing Pads for granite, marble, engineered stone and concrete. These resin-bonded polishing pads have premium diamonds and allow for polishing in three steps. They are all 4-in. pads and can be used dry or wet. Step 1 uses the red pad (DURBD019), Step 2 uses the blue pad (DURBD020) and Step 3 uses the orange pad (DURBD021). According to the company, they are long-lasting and allow for good results in less steps, making them cost-effective.

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sia Abrasives Expands Abrasive Line

Posted on 24 May 2013 by cradmin

sia6120 siafleece - Black Silicon Carbide siaFastsia Abrasives, Inc. USA has expanded its series 6120 siafleece siafast discs with the launch of new medium-grade black silicon carbide material. Stocked in standard 5- and 6-in. disc sizes, the material is available in custom sizes made to order with longer lead times. As a series, all 6120 siafleece siaFast discs are suitable for finishing and scuffing with minimal stock removal. They are designed for general purpose surface preparation on a variety of surfaces including: metal, wood, composites, and gel coats.  6120 siafleece processed with full grit penetration – the grit is impregnated throughout the entire structure. This provides a consistent scratch pattern while extending the effective life of the material.  It can be used moist or dry and doesn’t clog due to its open structure.

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New Ceros Random Orbital Sander Offered By Mirka Abrasives

Posted on 27 September 2012 by cradmin

Mirka Abrasives CEROS random orbital countertop sander

Mirka Abrasives is now offering its new Compact Electric Random Orbital Sander (CEROS), designed for dust free finishing. CEROS is almost half the size and weight of competitive sanders, and offers a brushless DC motor, integrated 12-foot cord, DC transofrmer, multihole backup pad and pad wrech, user manual and quick start DVD package, and is available in 5- and 6-inch models. It comes in a durable container for transport and storage.

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Klingspor Offers New Catalog

Posted on 28 June 2012 by cradmin

Klingspor introduced a 2012 Woodworking Catalog that features the company’s full range of abrasive materials for wood products manufacturers – belts, specialty abrasives, discs, rolls, sheets and tools, in addition to reference information for all facets of woodworking. The full color catalog is available upon request.

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