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Stone, Glass, Plastic & Fiberglass: What do these surfaces have in common? From a sanding viewpoint, there are two factors to consider. First, they all need to be sanded using the sharpest & hardest abrasive mineral available to you. Traditionally, that mineral is Silicon Carbide. From fabrication, to cleaning and polishing, Abrasive Resource is one of the top suppliers of silicon carbide coated abrasive products. Second, you always want to use a dust protection mask. Breathing in particulate from these substances is known to be hazardous.

Sanding Glass: Abrasive Resource converts high quality, German silicon carbide sanding belts, sheets & discs in most any size for wet or dry glass grinding and polishing. Large architectural glass companies and small glass and mirror businesses source their abrasives from us.

Sanding Stone: Silicon Carbide sanding supplies cut away ultra-fine layers of the stone. To remove saw blade marks or scratches, you start with a coarser grit. Then work your way through the grits, always sanding away the scratch pattern from the previous grit until you achieve the polish you desire. We count countertop fabricators, sculpture artists and tile installers among our many customers. This same process is used for sanding on concrete-- like pool decks or architectural features.

Sanding Plastic & Fiberglass: The sharp grain on a Silicon Carbide abrasive product will "bite"into the fiberglass or plastic workpiece and "cut"the material away like a cutting tool. Other abrasive products will try to "rub" the material away with friction, and friction creates heat---which is not a desirable effect when the heat may melt the plastic sanding swarf and instantly clog your abrasive. Whirlpools and hot tubs as well as cell phones and speedboats have all been sanded with abrasives from Abrasive Resource.