Abralon® is a unique multifunctional patented sanding material developed for the flexible sanding of both smooth and profiled surfaces.
Abralon® creates a smooth sanding pattern on angled surfaces and edges, while minimising the risk of pressure marks. Abralon® is especially suitable for use in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries – where a fine, quality finish is a key part of preparing for the next step of a finishing procedure. The flexible weave allows water and air to pass freely, making the product suitable for both dry and wet sanding, either by machine or hand. Abralon® is also suitable for the finishing and pre-polishing of aluminium, gelcoat, SMC, glass reinforced plastic (GRP), lacquers, etc.
Coarser grits are recommended for surface preparation of aluminium surfaces, composite body parts, and the fine sanding of the body surfaces before primer and top lacquer.
Finer grits are suitable for smoothing of primers and bottom lacquers, preparation of surfaces between blending, sanding of pot marked surfaces and preparation of the top coat before polishing.
When polishing metals and aluminium, we recommend using our Kangaroo lubricating oil to extend the life of the sanding pads by as mush as 10 times.
Abralon pads works exceptionally well when used in conjunction with Nuvite’s NuShine II metal polishes. It can be used for heavy, moderate a light oxidation removal of metal surfaces as well as preparing/conditioning brand-new metal surfaces for polishing.
Below are some examples of how Abralon can be used as in processes involving NuShine II (NSII):
- For light oxidation removal on aircraft aluminium ‘in situ’ prior to polishing to a mirror finish:
Abralon® 2000 > NSII grade F7 > NSII grade C > NSII grade S
- For moderate oxidation removal on aircraft aluminium ‘in situ’ prior to polishing to a mirror finish:
Abralon® 1000 > Abralon® 2000 > NSII grade F7 > NSII grade C > NSII grade S
- For preparation of new aluminium (including clad) prior to polishing to a mirror finish:
Abralon® 500 > Abralon® 1000 > Abralon® 2000 > NSII grade F7 > NSII grade S
- For heavy oxidation/pitting removal on an Airstream caravan/trailer prior to polishing to a mirror finish:
Abralon® 360 > Abralon® 500 > Abralon® 1000 > Abralon® 2000 > NSII grade F7 > NSII grade S
The best process combining the use of Abralon® and Nuvite’s NuShine II for your particular application will depend on a number of factors, including the age of the aluminium you are polishing/restoring/repairing, previous maintenance undertaken, the man-hours and equipment available to you, the experience of the users’ involved etc.
Box contains 20 discs.