Removing orange peel has never been so fast and easy!
Save hours of sanding time and labor by machine sanding while leaving behind a shallow, uniform sanding mark pattern. Removing orange peel over a single body panel or an entire vehicle is fast with the 3D Flex Sanding Discs.
The secret is in the Alpha Ceramic Alumina abrasive technology created by 3DProducts.com. The particle size, shape, hardness, and cut are all engineered and controlled to create a long-lasting sanding disc that cuts fast while leaving a shallow, uniform sanding mark that buffs out fast and easy.
When machine sanding to remove orange peel, surface texture and other paint defects machine sanding with the 3D ACA – Alpha Ceramic Alumina Flex Sanding Discs are safe, fast, and highly efficient.
What is it?
Thin sanding discs for use on an orbital sander.
What does it do?
Quickly and efficiently levels orange peel and other surface texture to create a flatter, more uniform surface ready for compounding.
When do you use it?
On fresh custom paint work to create a show car finish or match factory orange peel.
Why use 3D Flex Sanding Discs over other options?
Great question as there are other options on the market. There are a number of key features and benefits that make our sanding discs a better choice and a better value. First the abrasive technology is our own, we made or invented it from scratch including converting the original raw materials into modified raw materials. So no one else has access to the same abrasive grain technology. The abrasives are engineered from raw materials to finished product. The key aspect of having this much control is our ability to determine the size, shape, hardness, cut ability and breakdown time.
The abrasives are then attached to the thin film using a process that ensure uniform placement over the entire disc. By controlling the particle size and placement we control the depth of the sanding marks and the pattern of the sanding marks. The results are a sanding mark pattern that is shallow in depth and even over the entire surface. This not only means the sanding marks buff out faster and easier it also means you leave more paint on the surface and keep buffing temperature lower.
Our proprietary anti-clogging technology prevents the “cementing” of paint particles onto the face of the sanding disc and this means more cutting with less risk of pigtails. Of course you must clean the face of the disc often, but any paint particles remove easily instead of impaction onto the disc in a way they are difficult if not impossible to remove. In real world testing on average paint hardness, you can expect to use one disc to sand one body panel. There are exceptions to both extremes, on some paint you may get less than a panel, (really hard paint with excess orange peel), or two body panels for softer paint less orange peel. Because topcoat hardness is always an unknown variable, we don’t make specific claims but let the overall performance of our products do the talking.
Dry Sanding with 3D Brushless DA Sander
Step 1: Carefully place a single sanding disc on the hook side of the interface pad. Be sure the sanding disc is perfectly centered so that no portion of the interface pad makes contact with the paint.
Step 2: Turn the polisher on by pressing on the power button. Place face of sanding disc against paint and then depress palm lever to activate sanding action. Increase or decrease speed setting by pressing the Up + or Down – buttons. For fastest sanding and leveling action, sanding disc should rotate against paint surface not merely vibrate.
Step 3: Sand a single body panel at a time. Clean the face of the disc often using a clean microfiber towel or compressed air. When you visually see sanding strength diminished – switch to a new, clean disc.
Same above only wet surface to be sanded with a few spray of clean, soapy lubricating water.
- Fast leveling of orange peel and other surface texture.
- P1500 is for step 1 in a 2-step approach – follow with P2500
- Uniform abrasive size and placement means uniform sanding mark pattern that buffs out fast and easy.
- Long lasting abrasive attachment-to-disc saves you money.
- Anti-clogging technology means more use – less waste
- For dry sanding technique – faster than wet sanding with less mess.