I m thinking of using this with wd 40 on my bike rims which got pretty ratty after a winter s worth of salt among other areas of my bike.
00 steel wool compared to sandpaper.
While some of the rim is exposed or possibly coated aluminum other areas are painted.
The very fine strands of steel gently cut into the surface being sanded removing an ultra thin layer.
I always thought that 0000 steel wool was finer than 400 grit guess not.
Sandpaper and steel wool are two different abrasives that will bring a different quality to the surface of a piece of wood or a finish.
So i m curious as to how 0000 steel wool compares to sandpaper grits for some perspective.
Water with a little soap.
They both remove the wood by.
The reason steel wool leaves the surface porus is because it contours itself to the surface and any irregularities sandpaper is flat and produces a flat finish.
I use 600 1000 and 2000.
The main advantage of using steel wool rather than sandpaper is that the steel wool can compress to almost any shape so it can be used much more easily in hard to reach places as well as on complex shapes such as.
Imo 0000 steel wool is ok for oil finishes but i prefer wet sanding for painted surfaces.
Non woven will polish or burnish the scratches left from your sandpaper.
The platen of a sanding block or quarter pad orbital folded in your fingers will cause the paper to cut into the sealer primer or finish to remove high spots orange peel or junk and other damage.
Sandpaper cuts flat scotch brite non woven abrasive burnishes.
No wonder i had to go back and hit it with 1200 grit.
Steelwool is available in 8 grades or fiber diameters from extra fine 0000 steel wool then gently coarser to 000 00 0 1 2 3 up to 4 extra coarse.
Russ fairfield this not a contest.
4 0 steel wool 400 grit sandpaper 3 0 steel wool 280 grit 2 0 steel wool 180 grit 2 0 steel wool 120 grit 1 steel wool 100 grit 2 steel wool 60 grit 3 steel wool 50 grit 4 steel wool 36 grit.