CVW learns a simple and effective way to repair alloy wheels, made easy thanks to a selection of products from Mirka.
1.) Action: Pre-clean surface to identify damage prior to sanding.
2.) Action: Sand out defects as required. Use: 77mm Sander with P120 Disc
3.) Action: Apply filler to damaged area.
4.) Action: Sand filler area. Use: Abranet P120, followed by P180 Strip. Inspect repair and apply suitable primer.
5.) Action: Sand primer. Use: 77mm Sander with P500 Disc.
6.) Action: Sand and key awkward areas. Use: Goldflex soft P500, or Grey Mirlon Hand Pad. Inspect prior to top coat application.
The Mirka Line-up
The multifunctional and classic Abranet has been developed for sanding putty, primers, lacquers, composite materials and a wide range of other materials for industrial use. Abranet combines high performance and a longer lifespan than traditional abrasives, making it a cost-effective solution. Designed for dry sanding by machine or by hand, its true dust-free sanding characteristics result in a cleaner work environment, as well as a better surface finish.
The soft and flexible Goldflex Soft has been developed for sanding profiled surfaces and irregular, difficult-to-reach details by hand. The foam base is grip friendly and applies pressure evenly, which reduces the risk of sanding through the surface. The special stearate coating prevents clogging.
Mirlon is a flexible, three-dimensional fibre sanding material that’s easy to use on profiled surfaces, producing an excellent finish. It’s suitable for matting of surfaces and it creates an excellent base for the next lacquer layer.
CEROS 325CV (Central Vacuum) with a 2.5mm orbit is especially developed to tackle smaller sanding operations. Thanks to its smaller backing pad, it is designed for smaller operations like smart repair, bumper sanding and rectification jobs. It is also suited for corrections on solid surface applications and interior furniture details.
ROS 325CV (Central Vacuum), with a 77 mm backing pad, is specially developed for spot sanding of defects. When connecting the sander to a dust extraction system, you are able to sand dust free. The 2.5 mm orbit guarantees a good surface finish, says Mirka.