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Anyone Used Micro Mesh?

Just curious to see if anyone has used Micro Mesh pads to rub/sand out a finish? I originally planned to use wet/dry sandpaper (400 to 2500) and rubbing compounds but with 50 square feet of countertop to do I am envisioning a LOT of work. I saw a video Charles Neil did with Micro Mesh and he seemed to get amazing results with a lot less effort using an orbital sander and soapy water as a lubricant. I will likely still use polish or swirl remover at the end but just wanted to see what everyone thought of the Micro Mesh.

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I have been using this stuff for several years. Never used with a sander, but see no problem with that.

http://www.bereahardwoods.com/pen-kit/sets/Micro_mesh.html

This guy sells bigger sheets but sponge is extra.
http://www.woodnwhimsies.com/Micromesh%20Sanding%20Set.html?__utma=1.633214542. 1303158475.1303158475.1303158475.1&__utmb=1&__utmc =1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1303158475.1.1.utmccn%3D(organic)%7Cutmc sr%3Dgoogle%7Cutmctr%3Dwood-n-whimsies%7Cutmcmd%3Dorganic&__utmv=-&__utmk=44140709


Will be refinishing a coffee table and plan on using micromesh. I wipe with paper towels between grits.

Instructions for cleaning your micromesh simply put in a sock and throw in washing machine with rest of your laundry. I just rinse out with soapy water and rinse hang to dry.
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I have been using this stuff for several years. Never used with a sander, but see no problem with that.

http://www.bereahardwoods.com/pen-kit/sets/Micro_mesh.html

This guy sells bigger sheets but sponge is extra.
http://www.woodnwhimsies.com/Micromesh%20Sanding%20Set.html?__utma=1.633214542. 1303158475.1303158475.1303158475.1&__utmb=1&__utmc =1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1303158475.1.1.utmccn%3D(organic)%7Cutmc sr%3Dgoogle%7Cutmctr%3Dwood-n-whimsies%7Cutmcmd%3Dorganic&__utmv=-&__utmk=44140709


Will be refinishing a coffee table and plan on using micromesh. I wipe with paper towels between grits.

Instructions for cleaning your micromesh simply put in a sock and throw in washing machine with rest of your laundry. I just rinse out with soapy water and rinse hang to dry.
Thank you sir. That is very good news. I will be using it on Waterlox Original/Sealer Finish. I'll have 10 coats applied with a cure time of about 3 weeks. So you think I should be good to go? I plan on doing some test to be sure.

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Did not know you can buy micromesh for orbital disk sander check products for information and sizes:

http://www.sisweb.com/micromesh/
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Did not know you can buy micromesh for orbital disk sander check products for information and sizes:

http://www.sisweb.com/micromesh/
Thank you. yes I have ordered the disks for use with the orbital and the pads for hard to reach corners etc.
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I use micro mesh pads in my guitar shop. Not so much for finish work as fret work. When I do a fret job on a guitar, mandolin, ect.. I will polish the fret wire on the fingerboard to 12,000 grit, almost as smooth as paper.
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I use micro mesh pads in my guitar shop. Not so much for finish work as fret work. When I do a fret job on a guitar, mandolin, ect.. I will polish the fret wire on the fingerboard to 12,000 grit, almost as smooth as paper.

Sounds great....I plan to go from 1500 to 12,000 and then finish with a swirl remover
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