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High Performance Flexible Sandpaper (MTS-042) - (Extra Fine Set)


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High Performance Flexible Sandpaper (MTS-042)

(Extra Fine Set)

Meng Model/DSPIAE via Creative Models Ltd

 

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We originally got this set in from Creative a month or so ago, but they looked so cool and useful that by the time we got round to reviewing them, they’d gone out of stock.  Now they’re back, and we’re rushing to let you know about them.  Meng’s range of modelling tools has been expanding, and since their tie-up with DSPIAE it has included metal tools, and lots of other useful bits & bobs that are enticing, as well as handy.

 

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This set of flexible sponge-backed sanding sheets arrive in a card box, with an attractive smoke-coloured translucent plastic box in a poly-bag.  It is divided up into five individual sections, each of which has its own lid with snap-down closure and hinge.  Inside are a five sections full of sandpaper of various grades, each on different thicknesses of coloured sponge, which corresponds with the grade of grit that it holds.  The box lids have the grade engraved on the top, and each sponge back is over-printed with both the grade and the Meng brand name so you don’t forget who makes them.  In the box you get the following:

 

#1000 2 x thick, 2 x medium, 2 x thin

#1200 2 x thick, 2 x medium, 2 x thin

#1500 2 x thick, 2 x medium, 2 x thin

#2000 2 x thick, 2 x medium, 2 x thin

#2500 2 x thick, 2 x medium, 2 x thin

 

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That’s a total of 30 sheets, each one measuring approximately 70mm x 20mm.  The sandpaper is 0.3mm thick, and the sponges are 2mm, 3mm and 5mm for thin, medium & thick respectively.  They’re a useful size, with not too much “middle” that’s not quite as easy to use in precision applications, and with high quality sandpaper well-adhered to the foam that should lead to a long service-life, with refills of individual grits available for a reasonable price.  You should remember that they are intended to sand shapes, and shouldn’t be relied on to create flat surfaces, as they have a tendency to round off flat surfaces when used extensively or carelessly.  They are great for smoothing off shapes that you want to diminish or minimise, reducing flat-spots, and for gently sanding detailed areas where you don’t want to obliterate the detail.

 

There is also a Fine set, which has more aggressive grits of 150, 250, 400, 600, and 800 in the same style box, with additional bright foam colours to tell them all apart, providing your memory is up to the task.

 

Very highly recommended.

 

Extra Fine Set (MTS-042)

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Fine Set (MTS-041)

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