Wet and Dry Paper
Wet and Dry Paper (Matador) is a quality abrasive paper. The sheets are Latex backed and waterproof, the latex backing helps the grit to stay in place better than it’s competitors. Even though this is a quality product this is not reflected in the price and is competitively priced.
Wet and Dry Paper is used for
Wet and dry as the name suggests can be used with lubrication or dry. Particularly good for use on resin with water do dampen down the dust and aid sanding. It can be used for hand polishing, cut and stuck onto various tools, or used in a split pin.
- Water can be added.
- Use either by hand, stuck to a wooden stick, cut into discs or with a split pin mandrel.
- Wet and dry is one of the most universal abrasives, it is popular in all workshops and tool rooms.
This Matador paper is all made with Silicon Carbide grit which is very popular abrasive.
Wet and Dry grits:
7000 grit Very Very Fine, 5000, 3000, 2500, 2000, 1500, 1200, 1000, 800, 600, 500, 400, 320, 240, 180, 150, 120, 100, 80, 60 grit is the coarsest
You may also be interested in coarser aluminium oxide emery cloth
Wet and Dry is a very versatile consumable as it is effective on all metals. It is also useful for plastics when used wet and for wood where a finer finish is required.
The hard wearing flexible backing is what makes the Matador paper the best choice, generic wet and dry will often break up much sooner.
Wet and Dry paper is traditionally used by most jewellers to prepare metal for polishing. Ideal for making into sanding sticks. Normally starting at 500 grit is sufficient, then move up through the grits to 1200 grit followed by a mop and Apollo (cutting compound). Finer grits than 1200 will improve the finish and will reduce how much polishing with compound is required.
You may find Micromesh is a good alternative which lasts longer and has a tougher fabric backing making it more flexible.