MicroMesh Identification Tip

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Blog entry by alfa189 posted 09-01-2011 07:37 AM 1428 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know I’m not the first one to come up with something like this, but I figured I’d share it anyway. When you buy micromesh sanding pads, they are color coded, but come in a pack of 9 (yes, nine) different grits. I used to write a number on each grit, but quickly found that they smudge beyond legibility even when using a sharpie. So I came up with this simple, quick refernce system. As you can see, it’s quite easy to keep them all in order this way.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 12:52 PM

That’s a neat idea to use Morse Code.
My MM pads came with a color chart showing the grits.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 02:44 PM

That’s the system that I use also. My color chart had 2 colors on it that didn’t match the pads so I did this right out of the package. I use 1 dot up to 9 dots.

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 07:12 PM

Great idea! easy to see in a stack!

morse translation: e i s h t n d b 9

73 de N5RJF

-- -- "there are many good reasons to use old hand tools, but moral superiority is NOT one of them..."

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