Micro-Mesh Soft Touch Pads

Micro-Mesh Soft Touch Pads

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Micro-Mesh Soft Touch Pads 2" x 2" Set of 9

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Micro-Mesh Soft Touch Pads

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Extra-gentle hand polishing for high-gloss finishes. Each pad features Micro-Mesh® resilient abrasive on both sides of a foam center. The cushioning allows gentle polishing of finished surfaces to a mirror gloss.

The set of nine pads includes #1500, 1800, 2400, 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, and 12000 grits. Use the grits in sequence to achieve a super gloss.

Micro-Mesh features tiny abrasive crystals on resilient cloth-backed latex. These gentle "cushioned" particles generate less heat and friction than ordinary finishing papers, don't load up as quickly, and last up to 15 times longer.

Use Micro-Mesh Soft Touch Pads with a little soapy water as a lubricant to produce a scratch-free mirror shine (avoiding soaking the pads in water when not in use). We use these regularly in our own shops for finish touch-ups and repairing scratches on pickguards. Use them on for polishing frets, too.



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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Fixing a small chip in your guitar's finish

This issue of Trade Secrets is a video: Dan Erlewine demos three of his favorite finish repair tips: 1. Super glue drop fills. 2. Frank Ford's razor blade trick. 3. Strip-sanding with fingertip pressure.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Wet-sand before buffing

When, why, and how to wet-sand.

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5.0

One of the most useful finishing tool

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Thisi is probably the most useful finishing tool. These pads are really easy to use and using the various grades provided you will get a mirror finish in a breeze.

5.0

Micro-mesh pads another must have 

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The micro - mesh pad are another must have for every work shop or tool box . Use them for much more than just working on instruments . Cheap and safe .

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Useful

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Great for polishing small parts like nuts, saddles, frets.

5.0

Perfect for fret polishing and more

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I got these for many uses, but the first and best so far is for polishing out frets. One pad spans two frets at the bottom of the neck, gradually up to four frets at the top. So it makes pretty fast work of it. (Polish with the direction of each fret, not up and down the neck!) Use your fingertips applying light pressure on top of the pad over the frets you're polishing, and you won't touch the fretboard - the pad is rigid enough to remain flat when spanning frets. You polish just the surface the strings come in contact with. I used 6000-8000-12000 grit pads and the frets are gleaming smooth, even under a strong magnifying glass. My objective was to remove very little metal, just dress up the surface of the metal to be perfectly smooth. Worked great! You can feel it immediately, especially if you use (finger generated) vibrato in your playing style. It's silky smooth. You would expect something like this to be priced like they clean F-16 windshields with, but it's very reasonable for what you get. Excellent product, looking forward to many different uses.

These things are perfect for cleaning up binding after staining/finishing. Just keep going down in grit until you find the one that will take off whatever is on the binding. Then work your way back up to 8000 or so to make it super smooth. No need to mess around with masking off binding.

Some of my guitars want a black humbucker mounting ring to look their best. But the black plastic looks chinzy on my masterpiece (cough), and the metal ones bring their issues too, mostly inflexibility. I ran across something accidentally that I wanted to pass along.

Use these pads (I like the 3600 grit) to burnish the surface of the plastic, and you end up with something that looks and feels like black slate, or brushed metal. Much classier look than the plastic. Just give 'em a good buffing with the pad all the way around, especially on the corners and it looks great.

3.0

Don't live up to advertising.....

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They last 15 times longer than what?? paper towels?? I bought these strictly for fret polishing. They can only manage 4 frets before a cleaning is needed. Washing them in a mild dish soap and warm water with a toothbrush does a fine job. Continuing on with the pads even slightly wet will result in the abrasive material ripping off the pad. You then have to cut them smaller than they already are to get to "fresh" abrasive. They do a tremendous job polishing fretwire, but after three necks they're too small and beat up to use again. I'm buying another set now......

5.0

Awesome Finish

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These are great to any kind of project that needs a high gloss finish. I not only use them for the neck and body, but I have a lathe and do pens and pencils on it. These give them the highest quality finish you can buy. A must to have around the shop.

5.0

What a shine!

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I recently started repairing old tube radios and a lot of them have plastic cabinets that have holes in them or are cracked or scratched. I have been repairing the cracks with epoxy and/or superglue, then sanding them down with the Micro-Mesh, and the results have been great!

5.0

Not just for guitars!

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Bought 2 sets. Used 1 set for my neck project, and used the other for my modeling. Sands & polishes defects out, just be patient with your work. The outcome is worth it.

4.0

Great

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As another reviewer said, I wish they were sold individually as I usually use the #1500 for a lot of things.

5.0

the way to a perfect finish

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I have used these for years. I wish StewMac would sell them individually (they are available). You will use the first three grits a lot. I buff after the 2400 pad and get a scratch-free finish. I use the pads up to 12000 to get under the mandolin fretboard extension and anyplace the buffer can't reach.

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