Dura Gold Premium vs 3M Fre-Cut Gold

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  1. jtoomb

    jtoomb TDPRI Member

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    Did a TDPRI search and only had one hit, so I hope this isn't a super common question...Anybody try the Dura Gold Premium? Both the Dura and 3M are aluminum oxide products.
     
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    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

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    I think the magic of the 3M isn't just that it is aluminum oxide, but the specific stearate that it is treated with. It resists clogging amazingly well. I have tried some other "gold" sandpapers with varying results. I actually quite like the Mirka Gold and it is significantly cheaper than the 3M (less than half the price in a box of 50). I also really like Mirka products in general, though, but I have found them to always be very high quality.
     
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    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

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    Agreed. I've used Mirka from day one and really like it. Never tried the 3M because of price but I see a lot of builders use it in their vids or threads.
     
  4. jtoomb

    jtoomb TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the replies! I sanded the primer coat with the Dura Gold 400 grit last night and it left light scratches, but I'm assuming it's the grit and not the quality of the paper. Hopefully, I shouldn't have waited for the 3M to arrive. I'll shoot a final nitro primer coat over it tonight.

    I did order something new to me, Abranet, and will probably give it a shot also.
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