Sanding Material Specifications
As a flexible and resilient sanding disc, Abralon has a foam density of 33 kg/m2. Its grit can range from 180 up to 4,000 and the material includes a silicon carbide grain. With special resin bonding, the sanding material is a thin but durable abrasive that is also pliable. Its foam cushion layer keeps the fabric face on the surface, which allows the abrasive’s particles to contour to complex shapes — which is ideal if you’re working with unusual surfaces that curve that require gentle sanding. Of course, Abralon works well on flat surfaces too.
Using an exclusive method, Mirka instills a coating, unlike other abrasives that can restore surface gloss. Many people rely on the discs to further refine a prepared surface. Abralon is grey, and its backing includes knitted fabric on the foam. Mirka Abralon sanding discs are suitable for applications like:
- Auto refinishing
- Metal, wood and composites processing
- Marine industry
- Car manufacturing
You can even apply the abrasive to more than 15 materials, such as:
- Paint sanding
- Steel and stainless steel
- Karonia mistral
- Copper alloys, brass and bronze
When You Would Need Contourability
No matter if you have been sanding for years with experience or are a beginner starting out, you can tackle convex surfaces, unusual shapes and any task at hand with Abralon. For example, if you repainted the fender of your car, using a disc that doesn’t contour to the curve can create a leveled area where the texture may not match the factory paint. But when you use Mirka Abralon 6-inch foam grip discs, for instance, it can remove dirt from the paint and match the original paint job.
Another case where you can rely on Abralon discs is for sanding wood pieces with intricate details and carvings. If your table, desk, chair or other item needs sanding or refinishing, using Abralon will help you contour and not alter the specifics. Mirka’s product can remove paint without leveling the surface like traditional discs and can gently line around complex edges.
Flexible Weave and Construction
Conventional sanding products typically use paper backing to attach the grains. Mirka’s net-mesh products contain a solid yet flexible polyamide or nylon fabric using a crisscross pattern. The abrasive particles adhere to the mesh, creating a net of abrasives that can easily contour to the most complex shapes.
Mirka’s net-mesh design minimizes the possibility of pilling because residue and other potential contaminants migrate away from the disc’s cutting face and into the mesh’s void areas, keeping the disc’s abrasive surface debris-free.
Smooth Sanding Pattern
One of the most significant benefits of Abralon’s cloth backing is how it facilitates a smooth sanding process. The trademark flexible construction allows the disc to produce exceptionally clean results while minimizing the possibility of leaving pressure marks. By eliminating the solid backing of conventional discs and replacing it with a porous material with thousands of openings, Abralon provides sanding action that sweeps dust from the surface or vacuums it away entirely.
Some additional benefits of these discs include:
- Flexibility: The flexible design is perfect for sanding contoured surfaces, corners and sharp edges.
- Unique construction: The fabric face, foam center and grip backing produce smoother sanding than other conventional discs. The abrasive grains bond evenly to the fabric face. All these design features allow for superior controllability.
- A cleaner surface area: The fabric pores allow water, solvents and air to flow freely around the abrasive.
- Cushioning: The foam center provides even surface pressure that helps eliminate pressure marks often associated with hand sanding.
- Wet or dry applications: Abralon sanding discs work well in wet or dry sanding.
- Various sizes and thicknesses: Mirka Abralon is available in different thicknesses for specific applications. Most discs come in 6.5-millimeter thicknesses for standard sanding, with 5-millimeter and 3-millimeter thicknesses available for high-gloss applications.
- Enhanced lubrication: The open-cell design for the foam discs holds greater amounts of solvent or water for cooling and lubrication.
Types of Abralon Discs In-Stock at National Abrasives, Inc.
National Abrasives, Inc. has a vast selection of Mirka Abralon sanding discs and pads such as Abralon foam grip discs ranging from 3-inch, 6-inch, 9-inch and 12-inch sizes. With grits ranging from 180 to 4,000G, our Abralon discs feature ideal characteristics for different applications in marine, automotive and other industries. Whether you use the abrasives for hand or machine sanding, the pads will produce a smooth and even finish every time!
Our stock also includes the 8a-241 variety and 6-inch hook and loop Mirka Abralon polishing discs. The variety pack consists of two pads with 360G and 4,000G, and four 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 discs for a total of 20 different Abralons. The combination is perfect if you’re completing various tasks that require different grits and finishes.
Buy Mirka Abralon 6-inch Sanding Pads and Discs
National Abrasives, Inc. is an authorized distributor of Mirka manufactured products that offers the lowest prices on abrasives and tools. With our competitive pricing, you can also receive same-day and free shipping. If you buy Mirka Abralon products in quantities of 10 boxes or more, we provide a volume discount that will help you save even more money!
We are a family owned and operated company that dedicates our time and resources to make serving the needs of our customers our priority. With our sanding products supporting industries like the metal and woodworking sectors, we also cater to the needs of other projects. National Abrasives, Inc. can deliver free samples upon request if you want to check out our different options and we stock unusual items for special jobs.
Check out our inventory of Mirka Abralon pads for sale today and shop 24/7 online. You can also contact a National Abrasives representative for more information.