Wood Finishing

SOP - High Gloss Wood Finishing

 

• Remove dirt nibs, runs or sags in clear and topcoats

• Produce level, high gloss finish

To customize your SOP, click the color coded box to choose the
Good/Better/Best/Unique product for each step.

1. SAND

UNIQUE

BETTER

GOOD

 

Abranet P800

9A-232-800

 

DEROS 5" MID55020CAUS
(alt MR-5CV Sander)

915GV28 Backup Pad

Gold P800

23-650-800

 

DEROS 5" MID55020CAUS
(alt MR-5CV Sander)

915GV28 Backup Pad

Basecut® P800

22-612-800


DEROS 5" MID55020CAUS
(alt MR-5CV Sander)

915GV28 Backup Pad

Level orange peel and any defects using a P800 grit abrasive.

2. REFINE

BEST

Microstar P1500

FM-612-1500


DEROS 5" MID55020CAUS
(alt MR-5CV Sander)

915GV28 Backup Pad

 

 

Follow with 1500 grit (dry) using moderate speed.

The coating should “powder” when sanding. If you can not produce dust, then it is not dry enough to sand. Sanding too early risks producing “pills” which will damage the surface.

 

Microstar was designed to remove runs, dust nibs, excess orange peel or other surface defects in painted surfaces or gelcoat prior to polishing.

3. FINESSE

BEST

Abralon 3000

8A-241-3000

DEROS 5" MID55020CAUS
(alt MR-5CV Sander)

915GV28 Backup Pad

 

Refine sand scratches using 3000 grit Abralon with a 50% overlap pattern (wet).

 

Spray the pad and surface with clean water. If too much is used, it will be evident by water “slinging” from the pad, and the abrasive will float over the surface with reduced cutting action.

4. BUFF

BEST

Polarshine 10

PC10-1L

 

MPADTW-7.5-1.5 Wool Pad

(7” Rotary Buffer)

 

Buff using PC10 compound in conjunction with a twisted wool pad (MPADTW-7.5-1.5)

 

Use a slow speed (1,500 rpm) to prevent “burning” the finish.

 

Keep the pad clean from compound build-up.

(If shop does not use twisted wool, you can substitute a lambs wool pad MPADLW-7.5)

5. POLISH

BEST

Polarshine FC5

FC5 - 1L

 

MPADBF-8 Foam Pad

(7” Rotary Buffer)

 

For extra gloss, polish using FC5 with a black foam pad (MPADBF-8).

 

Use a slow speed (1,500 rpm) to prevent “burning” the finish.

 

Wipe surface clean using a lint-free microfiber cloth.

For more information visit www.mirka-usa.com

Recommended procedures for US wood finishing industry.