Paint preparation is a crucial step in the car refinishing process. It involves removing defects and imperfections from the paint surface and creating a smooth and uniform finish that is ready for the blending process. The blending process is the final stage of the refinishing process, where the new paint is applied and blended with the existing paint to create a seamless and invisible repair. The quality of the paint preparation affects the quality of the blending process and the final result.
However, paint preparation can be a challenging and time-consuming task. It requires the use of different grades of abrasives, from coarse to fine, to remove the defects and achieve the desired finish. It also involves wet sanding, which requires water and creates a lot of mess and waste. Wet sanding can also cause scratches, swirl marks, and blooms, which are undesirable effects that reduce the gloss and clarity of the paint. Moreover, paint preparation can be costly, as it requires a lot of materials, equipment, and labor.
Fortunately, there is a better way to do paint preparation: using Fastplus FlexPro fine finishing discs. These are innovative structured abrasives that are designed to optimize the paint for the blending process. They have many advantages over conventional abrasives and wet sanding methods, such as:
- Faster and easier: Fastplus FlexPro fine finishing discs can remove defects and achieve a smooth finish in fewer steps and less time than conventional abrasives. They can also reduce the compounding time by up to 80% and the total refinish time by an average of 30%. This means you can save time, money, and effort, and increase your productivity and profitability.
- Consistent and uniform: Fastplus FlexPro fine finishing discs have pyramid or triangular block structures that contain multiple layers of fine-grade abrasive mineral. As the abrasive wears, sharp mineral is continuously exposed, resulting in a consistent and uniform finish and exceptional life. This means you can avoid variations in the finish and ensure a high-quality result every time.
- Smooth and flawless: Fastplus FlexPro fine finishing discs can achieve a 0.5-micron finish, which is 1/3 of the finish of Microfine 2000 BN38 wet/dry sandpaper. This means you can compound with less effort and heat build-up, and polish with less bloom and swirl marks. You can also achieve a perfect ‘just painted’ finish, which is the ultimate goal of the refinishing process.
- Versatile and compatible: Fastplus FlexPro fine finishing discs are available in different sizes and grades to suit your needs. You can use them with a fine action Dual-action (D/A) sander fitted with a soft Hook and loop backup pad. They are easy to use and require less water and mess than wet sanding methods. They are also compatible with all types of paint systems, including waterborne and solvent-based. They can be used for various applications, such as keying paint, spot repair, denibbing, and clear coat blending.
Fastplus FlexPro fine finishing discs are the ultimate paint preparation and blending solution. They are the result of Fastplus’s innovation and expertise in abrasives and automotive refinishing. They are trusted and recommended by professionals and experts in the industry. They will help you achieve a smooth and flawless finish on your car’s paint, and give you a professional and satisfying result. You can find more information about Fastplus FlexPro fine finishing discs on [Fastplus’s website: fastplus.eu]. You can also watch the following video to see how they work in action. Try them today and see the difference for yourself!
Frequently Asked Questions about Fastplus FlexPro Fine Finishing Discs
What is Fastplus FlexPro Fine Finishing Disc used for?
Fastplus FlexPro Abrasives are versatile and can be used for a wide range of processes, including scale removal, intermediate finishing, and fine polishing before buffing or plating. The cool-running FlexPro technology allows for consistent and refined performance, even on hard metals such as carbon or stainless steel, while also helping to reduce warping and discoloration.
What is the difference between FlexPro and regular sandpaper?
The main difference between FlexPro and regular sandpaper is the structure and durability of the abrasive mineral. FlexPro sanding disc has a unique pyramid or triangular block structure containing multiple fine-grit abrasive mineral layers. As the mineral wears, new sharp edges are exposed, resulting in a consistent and uniform finish. Regular sandpaper has a flat surface with randomly distributed abrasive grains that dull quickly during use. This leads to a less refined and less predictable finish. FlexPro sandpaper also lasts longer than regular sandpaper, as it cuts faster and reduces the number of process steps. FlexPro abrasive discs can be used for a variety of paint-finishing applications, such as removing scratches, matching textures, and polishing surfaces. Regular sandpaper is more suitable for rougher sanding jobs, such as removing paint, rust, or material.
Should FlexPro Trizact be Wet or Dry?
Use FlexPro Foam Abrasive Disc to remove sand scratches before repairing car panels with a Polishing System. Our foam disc refines paint rectification scratches before polishing. It can be used wet or dry.
What would you use 3000-grit FlexPro sandpaper for?
Our 3000-grit extra fine sandpaper works for wet or dry sanding. This flexible, silicon carbide abrasive paper is perfect for metals, glass, ceramic, and stone, and features a waterproof packing to prevent disintegration during wet use.
What is 5000 grit FlexPro sandpaper used for?
This 5000-grit product allows you to refine 3000-grit scratches and get a finer finish, greatly reducing and even eliminating the need to compound.
Can I use FlexPro on wood surfaces?
FlexPro fine finishing disc is an abrasive product that is mainly designed for metal and solid surface finishing, such as stainless steel, chromium, nickel, cobalt, acrylic, and polyester. It is not recommended to use FlexPro sandpaper on wood surfaces, as it may cause damage to the wood grain, color, and texture. Wood surfaces require different types of abrasives, such as sandpaper, sanding discs, or sanding belts, that are suitable for the wood’s hardness, density, and finish. FlexPro is too aggressive and too fine for most wood sanding applications, and it may not produce the desired results. Therefore, it is better to use other abrasives that are specifically designed for wood surfaces.