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Date: 19 May 2007 10:20:36
From: DRA
Subject: Abralon vs. Sandpaper (Please Repost)
A while back, I asked if anyone had the grit comparisons of Abralon and
sandpaper. Someone was kind enough to print the chart.



Unfortunately I lost the information. If that gentleman or any others have
that comparison, I would appreciate if you would repost.



Thank you for your help!



Don






 
Date: 20 May 2007 03:47:27
From: litefrozen
Subject: Re: Abralon vs. Sandpaper (Please Repost)
In article <464f15c3$0$4856$4c368faf@roadrunner.com >, DRA <damacker@tx.rr.com> wrote:

> A while back, I asked if anyone had the grit comparisons of Abralon and
> sandpaper. Someone was kind enough to print the chart.
>
>
Abralon Sanding Pads -(US CAMI grit-Microns)

P180 for deepest scratches (is 180, 80 microns)
P360 for deep scratches ( is between 280 & 320 , 40 microns)
P500 for medium scratches ( is between 320 & 360 , 30 microns)
P1000 to return to Ebonite factory sanded finish ( is 500 , 18 microns)
P2000 for a mild luster with texture underneath ( is above 600, 10 microns)
P4000 for a high luster with smooth texture (??)
-------------------------------------------------
SCOTCHBRITE GRIT CHART (courtesy of Charlest)
3M Scotch Brite Nylon Pads:
7445 - White pad, called Light Duty Cleansing - (1000) 1200-1500 grit
7448 - Light Grey, called Ultra Fine Hand - (600-800) 800 grit.
6448 - Green (?), called Light Duty Hand Pad - (600) 600 grit
7447 - Maroon pad, called General Purpose Hand - (320-400) 320 grit
6444 - Brown pad, called Extra Duty Hand - (280-320) 240 grit
7446 - Dark Grey pad, called Blending Pad (180-220) 150 grit
7440 - Tan pad, called Heavy Duty Hand Pad - (120-150) 60(?)
Green Scotch Brite is available EVERYWHERE. It's 600 grit.
Blue Scotch-Brite is considered to be about 1000 grit.
(The value inside the parentheses is directly from 3M.)
3M Chart
Less Aggressive -------- > More Aggressive
7445 7448 6448 7447 6444 7446 7440
Finer Finish -------- > Coarser Finish
--------------------------------------------------------
TRIZACT GRIT CHART (Courtesy of Charlest)
A long while back when this confusion first arose I sent an email query to 3M who invented Trizact and manufactures it. This is their answer:
To extrapolate the micron to grit conversion from 3M:
A35 ~ 35 micron ~ 360 grit,
A10 ~ 10 micron ~ 1100 grit
A5 ~ 5 micron ~ 1600 grit
Trizact and micron(u) grading are two separate things. Trizact products
are graded on their own scale ranging from A6 - A160.
3M Superabrasives are micron graded, that is, measuring the average size
of an individual particle on that product.
Standard abrasive grading is based on the screen mesh used to separate
out the particles for a particle grade. In simplest terms, in a 1"
line of grade 24 product there are ~24 particles. In a 1" line of
grade 600 product there are ~600 particles.
In comparison, 9u=1200 grit, 15u=600, 20u=500, 30u=400, 40u=320


 
Date: 19 May 2007 16:24:39
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: Abralon vs. Sandpaper (Please Repost)
> A while back, I asked if anyone had the grit comparisons of Abralon and
> sandpaper. Someone was kind enough to print the chart.
>
> Unfortunately I lost the information. If that gentleman or any others have
> that comparison, I would appreciate if you would repost.
>
> Thank you for your help!
>
> Don

Just search the forum for the terms "Abralon" and "sandpaper" and I
think you'll find the thread. :)