Silicon Carbide Grit
Silicone Carbide Grit, also known as carborundum , is a compound of silicon and carbon. It occurs in nature as the extremely rare mineral moissanite. Silicon carbide powder has been mass-produced since 1893 for use as an abrasive.
In the arts, silicon carbide is a popular abrasive in modern lapidary due to the durability and low cost of the material. In manufacturing, it is used for its hardness in abrasive machining processes such as grinding, honing, water-jet cutting and sandblasting. Particles of silicon carbide are laminated to paper to create sandpapers and the grip tape on skateboards.
Silicone Carbide comes in different grades measured by number, the lower the number the coarser the grit. Suitable for cold working the back of cabochons. It will remove excess bead release and glass in preparation for setting or gluing.
180 Grade is a coarse grit and is suitable for removing bead release from bead holes with a wet mandrel, We also use it for removing bead release from the back of cabs in preparation for gluing and setting. It is coarse enough to remove bead release and some glass if necessary. This is the grit we sell in our Cab Cleaning Kit
360 Grade is a medium grit for using after 180
600 Grade is a fine grit and will lightly polish the surface
For more information please see ‘The Practical Guide to Cabs and Poppers Tutorial’.
We recommend using a 4mm piece of window glass as the surface to use with your grit.
Weight: 220grms per packet
NOW AVAILABLE: 1000 Grade a very fine grade suitable for Tumbling Beads to achieve a smooth satin finish.
The 3 pack includes Grades 180, 360 and 600 – 1000 NOT INCLUDED
DO NOT MIX THE GRITS – — USE EACH GRIT WITH ITS OWN PIECE OF GLASS AVAILABLE HERE
GRIT IS HIGHLY ABRASIVE PLEASE BE CAREFUL ABOUT SPILLAGE.
DO NOT BREATH IN DRY DUST WHILE WORKING, KEEP WET AT ALL TIMES.