Automotive Refinishing

SOP - Panel Blending

• Refinement of all sanded area transitions.
• Prepare entire surface that will receive basecoat and clearcoat

Mirka Abrasives recommends the Unique or Best product for these applications. To customize your SOP, click the color coded box to choose the Good/Better/Best/Unique product for each step.

PB1

Abranet® Ace P800 or P1000
AC-241-800 or AC-241-1000

MRP-650CV 
(6", 5mm orbit)
916GV48 Backup Pad
1066F Interface Pad

Microstar® P800 or P1000
FM-611-800 or FM-611-1000

MRP-650CV 
(6", 5mm orbit)
916GV48 Backup Pad
1066F Interface Pad

Gold Soft P800
23-645-800

MRP-650CV (6", 5mm orbit)
916GV48 Backup Pad
1066F Interface Pad

Basecut® P800
22-622-800

MRP-650CV 
(6", 5mm orbit)
916GV48 Backup Pad
1066F Interface Pad

Sand panel using P800 grit or finer abrasive using moderate speed.

For solvent-based systems, use P800 grit. For waterborne systems, use P1000.

Use an DE-1230-PC portable dust extractor or other dust collection system when sanding.

PB2

Mirlon Total® Gray (UF)
18-118-448

Mirlon Gray (UF)
18-111-448

Use a Ultra Fine Gray scuff pad for surface contours, door handle recesses and other areas that cannot be reached by machine sanding.

PB3

Using the final cleaning solution  recommended by the paint manufacturer, clean the sanded area and apply adhesion promoter if required.

Follow paint manufacturer’s recommended procedure for blending.