July 12th, 2010, 07:00 PM
I have a sampler kit of micromesh. Should I use some mineral spirits to wetsand or go dry? What grades should I use for my thin nitro finished necks?
Thank you for your help.
July 12th, 2010, 07:08 PM
I just bought some micromesh too and wet sanded using a little soap and water. Great stuff. I am hooked.
Colt W. Knight
July 13th, 2010, 01:15 AM
Definetly need to wet sand as opposed to dry sand. I use water with a drop of dish soap. Mineral spirits will eat my skin, so avoid it whenever possible.
On a neck I start with 800, 1000, 1200, swirl mark remover, Glaze. You can see yourself.
July 13th, 2010, 02:55 AM
I did the obligitory wet sand (with dish soap) from 800 - 2000 with 'unsatisfactory' results.
Went to an automotive place and got some 3000 & 4000 pads - BAM with 1000% improvement.
My micromesh order from the UK is coming in next week and I'm sure the wet sand to 8000 plus 3M glaze will do it for me.
July 13th, 2010, 03:34 AM
I used plain water with Micro Mesh while refinishing a body with Reranch lacquer. By the time I got to 6000 I had a real nice gloss. By 12000, fugedabowdit, just beautiful. Lots of players don't like a slick neck. But any time I've had one with a satin finish, after you play the daylights out of it, it gets a gloss back anyway
Using the M.M wet helps prolong the life of it. Rinse it often and make sure it's good and clean, changing your water at intervals. You'll get beautiful scratch free results.
Have fun :grin:
July 13th, 2010, 10:22 AM
Thanks for the responses.
Do you use the foam block thing on a neck or just your hand?
Colt W. Knight
July 13th, 2010, 12:59 PM
I use use my hand on the neck.