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Metal Sanding Products

For metal sanding, various abrasive products can be used depending on the specific application and the level of material removal required. Here are some common types of abrasive products used for metal sanding available at Virginia Abrasives:

Abrasive Sanding Sponges:
    • Flexible and can conform to irregular surfaces. Suitable for light to medium metal sanding.
Backstand, Bench & Portable Grinders:
    • Used for both metalworking and woodworking, backstand, bench and portable grinders use sanding belts with various grits and abrasive grains for fast and efficient material removal. 
 Cut-Off Wheels for Metal:
    • Cut-off wheels and grinding wheels designed for use with angle grinders.
 Emery Cloth Polishing Sheets:
    • Cloth-backed abrasive with emery particles. Effective for metal finishing and polishing.
 Flap Discs and Flap Wheels:
    • Combines grinding and finishing in one step. Virginia Abrasives offers two types of flap discs:
           Aluminum Oxide Flap Discs and Flap Wheels
           Zirconia Alumina Flap Discs and Flap Wheels

Flaring Cup Stones:
    • Mounted or handheld stones for precision grinding and shaping of metal.

Resin Fiber Discs:
    • Tough, flat sanding discs that have fiber layers in the backing to make them firm, Resin Fiber Discs are coated with abrasive particles that micro-fracture, creating new, sharp surfaces during use.


           Aluminum Oxide Sandpaper:

                     Suitable for general-purpose sanding and works well on a variety of metals.

           Silicon Carbide Sandpaper:

                     Ideal for sanding harder metals like titanium or cast iron.

Wire Cup Brushes:
    • Used for removing rust, paint, and other coatings. Available in different bristle types like stainless steel or carbon steel.

When choosing the right abrasive product, consider factors such as the metal type, desired finish, and the level of material removal needed. Always follow safety guidelines and wear appropriate personal protective equipment when using abrasive tools. Additionally, ensure that the chosen abrasive product is compatible with the specific metal you are working on to achieve optimal results.