Here’s another piece of kit we came to love this week: good sandpaper. We picked up some of Norton’s 800, 1200, 1500, and 2000 grit SandWet product from the paint shop after they got done laughing at our rattle-can project.
The real winner here, though, is the 2000 grit. It offers a totally different level of control from the 320 grit you find at the big-box stores. We were even able to make some minor repairs on a clear-coated finish, then add just a little clear to cover up the work.
The SandWet works for either wet or dry sanding — a function of the material used for the backing paper — and it’s great to have in the shop. Like I said, we picked up the other grits while we were there so we’ve got a variety to work with.
We couldn’t find a reasonable source online, but to put things in perspective, we paid about $9 a pack for the stuff we bought. If any of you know of a good mail-order source, please post it in comments. You’ll save the rest of us an embarassing trip to the local store.
SandWet Sandpaper [Norton]