Premium Pro Silicon Carbide Sanding Abrasives
Silicon carbide is a hard and sharp abrasive, making it an ideal choice for sanding hard materials like metal, stone, paint, and wood finishes. For example, you can use it to sand ceramic finishes off of wood floors. It also does a great job on glass, plastic, and rubber, making it a popular solution in the automotive industry. When the belt is in use, the grains microfracture - meaning that they break down into smaller pieces that let the belt retain its cutting qualities even after continuous use. This quality makes it less suited for soft wood materials, as it won’t fragment effectively and renew its sharp edges. Silicon carbide belts have a closed coat, meaning that they have optimal grain coverage. Closed-coat abrasives are ideal for finishing applications like lacquers and sealers to deliver a high-quality finish.
Silicon carbide sandpaper removes material more quickly than aluminum oxide but doesn't last as long. Use it on wood, plastic and metal for tasks such as rough-sanding, removing paint or rust, and sanding between coats when finishing. Use it on drywall to smooth joints. Silicon carbide products have a waterproof backing that you can use for wet-sanding, which is a good technique for minimizing scratches when applying liquid to lubricate the work surface. Wet-sanding also helps to prevent the sandpaper from clogging with dust, removing loose abrasive particles and reducing airborne dust.
Virginia Abrasives silicon carbide sanding products include: