Silicon Carbide Sanding

Silicon carbide sandpaper is one of the hardest and sharpest abrasives on the market, often used for woodworking and automotive repair to strip metal and paint from surfaces while simultaneously cutting glass, stone, plastic and medium-density fiberboard with minimal pressure.

Durability and heat/friction resistance make this material great for wet sanding applications without losing its effectiveness.


Silicon carbide sandpaper excels in every application from coarse material removal to creating fine finishing touches, from coarse material removal to providing fine finishing touches. The reliable abrasive properties of this versatile paper ensure consistent results which elevate craftwork excellence – this flexibility makes silicon carbide sandpaper an appealing option for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike.

Its versatility extends across a variety of materials, from rusty metals and old paint to dense hardwoods. Additionally, this tool can also be used to etch glass, polish metals and remove old sanding marks from woodwork projects – and comes in an assortment of grit sizes ranging from coarse to very fine for an assortment of finishing tasks.

Sandpaper with its sturdy composition ensures long lifespan and reduces replacement needs, thus prolonging its useful life and decreasing replacement frequency. Able to withstand high temperatures during intense sanding processes without thermal degradation, it also resists clogging for smooth results, making it perfect for use with hard materials such as granite.


Silicon carbide (also referred to as “carborundum”) is an exceptionally hard chemical compound which can be formed into various abrasive forms, from sandpaper to grit for surface finishing projects ranging from woodworking to auto body work.

Sandpaper made of silicon carbide is an economical investment due to its longevity. Unlike other abrasive materials, silicon carbide’s composition allows it to withstand repeated use for extended periods without degrading grit deterioration and continued performance.

Silicon carbide discs are highly resistant to clogging and are the perfect tool for wet-sanding, which reduces risk of scratches by using liquid as lubrication for the abrasive. To extend its lifespan and ensure accuracy with each project, store your abrasives in sealable containers or plastic bags protected from moisture; organizing by grit can also help speed up sanding time and minimize confusion and inaccurate results.


Silicon carbide stands out among the world of abrasives by virtue of its unmatched hardness. Thanks to its crystalline structure, silicon carbide effectively and precisely abrades surfaces without producing excess heat; this trait gives rise to extended lifespan and exceptional durability.

Silicon carbide abrasives offer various applications and results depending on the material and surface you are working with. Coarse-grit silicon carbide sandpaper is ideal for shaping rough surfaces while finer-grained varieties help smooth out imperfections before painting or staining. You can even use them to polish metal surfaces for an enhanced finish.

As with any type of abrasives, eye and respiratory protection are critical when working with these materials, including eye protection and dust mask. Prolonged exposure to silicon carbide dust may result in pneumoconiosis – a respiratory disease characterized by lung damage and decline. To avoid this happening again, regularly rinse your sandpaper with water while following recommended disc speeds when sanding, pressing gently so as to not create gouges or scratches on surfaces you sanding over.


Silicon Carbide Sanding Costs can vary, depending on its type and quantity being purchased. While more costly than other abrasives, silicon carbide sanding provides superior durability and versatility that makes it suitable for various applications including natural stone sanding or prepping wood surfaces for painting. Blasting machines also make use of it by projecting high speed streams of abrasive media over hard surfaces at high speeds to scour surface imperfections at speed.

Hermes waterproof, silicon carbide resin bonded paper is ideal for wet sanding as it can be used with water to prevent the disc from clogging up. Its ability to withstand heat makes it perfect for finishing stabilized wood and epoxy as well as removing old paints or smoothing out blemishes on metal surfaces, and it can even be submerged underwater without losing abrasiveness – not forgetting its versatility across different grit sizes and grit densities! Available now.

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