Grit Conversion

Use this CONVERSION CHART as a guide to know when you can start using MICRO- MESH™. Use conventional abrasives as normal prior to going into the MICRO-MESH™ stage. It is advantageous to use MICRO-MESH™ as soon as possible in your finishing process as it gives a more consistent scratch pattern and therefore a better surface finish. This chart should act as a guide to find the “range” of Micro-Mesh in which to use.

The first column, MICRO-MESH™ ALUMINUM OXIDE, is a guide for solid surface (countertop) finishing. If you are using colored Micro-Mesh™, refer to the color charts below to determine the grit you are using first.

Use the second column, Micro-Mesh® REGULAR, when finishing softer materials such as plastics, fiberglass, paint, and wood.

Refer to the third column, Micro-Mesh® MX, for metal polishing.

Color Chart