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Automotive Finishing and Spot Repair

Performing automotive paint spot repair with cordless tool

Automotive Finishing and Spot Repair with Cordless Tools

The perfect finish goes all the way to the smallest details. Mirka is prepared to help you give your full attention to production and refinishing. Removing imperfections from painted surfaces requires a skilled hand, but also a high-quality abrasive that gives a consistent finish, together with Mirka’s cordless tools.

Mirka spot repair abrasives work consistently on top coats, lacquer, clear coat and composite, making imperfections disappear while remaining sharp for a longer time.

Good to Know About Spot Repair and Finishing

Denibbing surface with Mirka cordless solution

What is denibbing?

In automotive manufacturing and refinishing, after a coat of paint or clearcoat has been applied, there is a chance that small imperfections such as dust nibs become embedded in the surface. With careful sanding and polishing of the spot in question, the surface imperfection can be made to disappear, without the need to refinish the entire panel.

Why is the abrasive quality important?

Every sanding step should make the following step easier. With a consistent scratch pattern, the sanded spot is far easier to polish out, making it impossible to see where the imperfection once was.

What is the benefit of using cordless tools?

When performing detail work, there should be no distractions, and keeping the cord of a power tool away from a freshly finished surface is very important. With a cordless tool, you are free to focus on the job at hand, making it easier to go for the best possible finish.

Mirka Iridium® SR - Dedicated to the Finish

Take Advantage of Three-Dimensional Technology

The triangular silicon carbide grains of the Mirka Iridium™ SR spot repair abrasive form new abrasive edges whenever they break down during the sanding process, prolonging its sharpness. This gives you a world-class, uniform cut and scratch pattern that is fast and easy to polish out. 

Read more about the Mirka Iridium™ SR

Finishing with Mirka Iridium® SR

Where convenience meets control

Mirka® Cordless Sanders and Polishers

Iridium SR is best paired with Mirka’s ergonomic cordless tools, the AOS-B and AROS-B, giving an unparalleled performance in spot repair work and finishing quality control. 

The light and ergonomic sanders improve productivity in manufacturing and collision repair.

  • Easy handling – no pneumatic hoses or electric cords
  • Ergonomic – sits well in your hand
  • Reliable sander even in the most demanding applications

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Improve your finishing quality with Mirka PRO Finish

Complete Process for Spot Sanding and Polishing

Placing a spot repair abrasive on the cordless tool

The Mirka PRO Finish system brings together the complete process of spot sanding and polishing. With Mirka's new Iridium™ SR and water-based, sustainable Polarshine® compounds from Mirka, the PRO Finish system is even better equipped to take your finishing quality to the next level.

Combine your PRO Finish system with:

  • Mirka Iridium SR abrasive
  • Mirka cordless tools for efficient spot sanding
  • Mirka Polarshine polishing compounds
  • Mirka polishing pads and supplies

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