Automotive Post Paint Polishing
Post Paint Polishing with Mirka Solutions
When removing orange peel, scratches and other imperfections requires a damp sanding and polishing process, Mirka abrasives, tools and compounds have an especially good chance to shine. With Mirka's fine grit abrasives, ergonomic tools, supplies and water-based polishes, automotive paint can reach a flawless condition using simple and easy processes.
Easy Polishing Process
Simplified processes with high-quality supplies and environmentally friendly polishes make post paint polishing easy and problem-free.
Mirka Polarshine compounds are water-based and free from solvents.
Post Paint Process with Mirka Galaxy
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Post Paint Process with Mirka® Galaxy
The finer grits of the new Mirka Galaxy work especially well in rectifying imperfections in automotive refinishing. In a post-paint process, working together with fine Mirka Abralon grits and Mirka Polarshine compounds, you can go for a true high-quality finish.
Watch this instructional video for a post-paint process or check it step by step.
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Clear Coat Sanding
Fit an interface onto the sander backing pad.
Start sanding the clearcoat with Galaxy 1500 grit. Keep speed at 7000 rpm.
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Sand the surface structure
Sand the surface structure to a required level. Wipe the surface clean.
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Damp Sanding with Mirka® Abralon
Move to damp sanding the surface with Mirka Abralon.
Use Abralon® J3 in 3000 grit. Spray water on both the abrasive and the surface. Sand at 7000rpm. Wipe the surface clean when you are done.
Note: Remember to turn off the dust extractor when damp sanding.
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Use a Mirka ARP-B 300NV or Mirka AROP-B 312NV for the polishing stage.
Apply Polarshine® 20 on a Mirka Golden Finish Pad 1. Polish at 1500rpm.
Then, apply Polarshine® 5 on a Golden Finish Pad 2 for a finer polish.
Finally, wipe the surface with a microfiber cloth to remove remains of compound.
Post Paint Process with Golden Finish
Our Golden Finish system is an easy and clear post-paint solution, which is easy to follow due to the colour-coded compounds and pads. Golden Finish is only a one-step system for light colours and just a two-step system on dark colours.
A better choice for you and the environment
All polishes that Mirka produces are water-based and produced in Finland. There are many benefits of choosing a water-based polishing compound.
- Effective permanent removal of scratches - Water-based compounds remove scratches permanently. Solvent-based compounds can lose gloss after cleaning the surface with a degreaser and in some cases, they may only temporarily hide the scratches.
- Safer for the operator - No hazardous chemicals
- Sustainable - Water-based polishes are better for the environment and do not contain benzene or similar hazardous chemicals.