Automotive Industry

Mirka's cutting edge technology ensures consistent, high quality results int he automotive industry. Mirka work closely with automotive manufacturers to ensure innovative and advanced surface finishing results, producing more efficient products and processes that help bottom line results.
Mirka offer solutions for both one step and two step processes for most clear coat and top coat systems.

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Automotive sanding without dust

Save Time and Money With a Dust-Free Solution

A dust-free workplace is one of the most important ways of reducing the risk of occupational diseases. Dust is a natural by-product of sanding, but it doesn't belong in the workplace air or in your lungs - it belongs in the dust extractor bag, where it can be safely deposited.

The benefits of dust-free sanding aren't just improved health and reduced risks, but also improved bottom-line results.

Removing dust is the best choice for making your workplace more efficient. A dust-free environment reduces time to completion, meaning fewer man-hours for you. Then, you can focus on what is essential: spending more time on the refinishing itself. 

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Efficient and productive

Abranet Ace: Powerful paint removal

Abranet Ace is durable and tough, ideal for heavy-duty applications, stripping and hard surfaces. It is especially efficient in dust-free sanding, as the entire abrasive is formed out of net, meaning its entire surface is engineered for dust extraction. Abranet abrasives are also easy to clean from any accumulated paint dust and filler dust residue to keep abrasive waste to a minimum.

  • Healthier workplace

    Stop dust from getting into your lungs

  • Time saving

    No cleaning after sanding, clean abrasives cut better

  • Money saving

    Clogging resistance lets you sand longer with the same abrasive

  • High quality finish

    Thanks to a finer scratch pattern 

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Mirka Galaxy: New High Technology Abrasive

Mirka Galaxy is a new kind of high technology abrasive. It combines effectiveness with long use life, thanks to a new kind of self-sharpening ceramic grain, a clogging resistant coating and the new Multifit™ hole configuration.

Every aspect of the Mirka Galaxy serves together to turn it into a real multi-purpose abrasive. It is suitable for sanding both soft and hard materials as well as various substrates, thanks to its excellent clogging resistance and dust repellence. 

Iridium: Move up a gear

Iridium is perfected for speed and efficiency. It cuts faster with fewer steps needed from rough to a smooth surface finish. Thanks to its precision coating, the abrasive does not wear out easily: it practically repels dust, so the grains stay sharp longer.

Dust extraction is efficient and convenient with Mirka’s new multihole pattern. Just place and go. From coarse to fine grits, Iridium works especially well on hard surfaces.

Efficient, Easy-to-Use Ergonomic Tools

Mirka power tools have:

  • Better ergonomics
  • Consistent surface quality
  • Easy-to-use functionality
  • Faster results
  • Less vibrations and noise
  • A dust-free and a cleaner working environment
Mirka ANGOS ARG-B 200 55mm Cordless Grinder 10.8V 5.0 Ah Mirka
Iridium SR Finessing Abrasive Disc 32mm PSA - 100 Pack Iridium
Mirka Aros-B cordless sander automotive applications

Cordless tools

Mirka's cordless sanders - the AOS-B and AROS-B are small and lightweight, perfect for spot repairs. They can be used for up to 16 hours. Mirka's cordless polishers - the ARP-B and AROP-B are so user friendly. You can get the job done quicker - and with less noise. Mirka’s cordless tools are used in car factories, Tier1 manufacturers, body shops, marine restoration workshops and woodworking shops alike, by professionals dedicated to getting that elusive perfect finish.

The Mirka ANGOS cordless grinding tool can be used with a variety of accessories in grinding and sanding metal, cleaning after welding, surface conditioning, cutting and deburring and paint removal. Battery-powered and free from cables and hoses this unique tool enable you to tackle jobs in hard-to-reach places.

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  • Easy Spot Repair Process

    For removing defect use Polarstar SR and Mirka AOS-B 130NV sander.

    For polishing and finalising use the cordless Mirka AROP-B
    312NV Cordless polisher
    , Mirka Yellow Waffle pad and Polarshine 12.

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  • Step 1: Sanding

    Always use water when sanding, apply water to both abrasive and the defected area. Use Mirka Finessing Damper for best results.

    Lightly press with the AOS-B Cordless Sander and sand for 2–3 seconds.

    Wipe clean with a microfibre cloth and check the surface. Sand for a further few seconds if needed.

  • Step 2: Polishing

    Apply a small amount of Polarshine 12 on the polishing pad or directly to the defective surface area.

    Polish by gently pressing. Use at moderate speed.

    Wipe clean and check the surface. Repeat if necessary.

    Use a soft micro fibre cloth for final cleaning.

Collision Repair - Paint Process with Galaxy

The fast cut of Mirka's new Galaxy abrasive is well suited for removing paint, feathering paint edges, smoothing body filler and blending paint in a collision repair process, thanks to the wide range of grits. For every step of the refinishing process, there is a suitable Galaxy solution.

  • Panel Beating & Repair Processes

    At times, a car panel cannot be simply replaced, it must be repaired to remove traces of collision damage. For a professional body shop, the repair process must be efficient and effective, so that a high quality end result and customer satisfaction are reached while saving time and resources.

    Mirka’s Panel Beating products include power tools and abrasives for body shop professionals.

  • Removing Paint

    After inspecting damage and choosing the correct steps for the panel beating process, paint must be removed from the repair area before the damaged metal is pulled straight. Mirka abrasives are well suited for removing and feathering paint in collision repair and refinishing processes.

    Mirka Galaxy Abrasives

    Mirka Abranet Abrasives

  • PBS - Pneumatic Belt Sander

    The Mirka Pneumatic Belt Sander is the optimal tool for grinding welding spots and seams in vehicle or marine manufacturing and body repair and for removing paint and preparing surfaces in body shop work and collision repair. With a handy rubber grip, it is comfortable to hold even when sanding spots that are difficult to access. The tool is smooth and quiet to use and its grinding speed is easy to set with a top-mounted selector. Thanks to the tension mechanism, the file belt is easy to change in a matter of seconds, and the arm angle of the tool is quickly adjusted with a key that is stored in the handle for whenever it is needed.

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  • Mirka File Belts

    Together with the Pneumatic Belt Sander, we recommend using Mirka file belts. The ZIR file belts are ideal for stainless metal sanding applications for automotive refinishing and metal processing. The Zirconia grains provide a high removal rate, a good surface finish and a long life time for the abrasive.

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  • Mattening & Feathering Out

    With its three-dimensional, long-lasting Total Coating, the flexible and easy-to-use Mirlon Total product range works perfectly for mattening and feathering out paint.

    Mirlon Total is a non-woven resin bonded abrasive that is well known for its abilities in automotive collision repair, and it also suits new vehicle manufacturing, wood, metal and composite processing as well as marine production.

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  • Paint Removal

    When performing collision repair and automotive refinishing, removing paint can be one of the most demanding jobs for the abrasive of choice. To be able to proceed quickly in the paint removal process, the abrasive must not only perform fast but also consistently, leaving a surface where you can easily take the next step.

    Mirka abrasives and power tools are designed to make work effortless and ergonomic, for the process to be as efficient as possible.

  • Abrasives for Paint Removal

    Mirka abrasives are well suited for removing paint in collision repair and refinishing processes.

    Our newest abrasive is the high-technology Mirka Galaxy, which is engineered for a fast cut and a long life, making paint removal easy. The Galaxy also benefits from Mirka's new Multifit hole configuration, which combines superb edge wear resistance with anti-clogging properties and dust control.

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    In addition to Galaxy, we recommend Mirka's Abranet line of abrasives. Abranet is especially efficient in dust-free sanding, as the entire abrasive is formed out of net, meaning its entire surface is engineered for dust extraction. Abranet abrasives are also easy to clean from any accumulated paint dust and filler dust residue to keep abrasive waste to a minimum.

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  • Sanding Large Areas

    Stripping paint from large surfaces is done efficiently by using Mirka abrasives with the Mirka DEROS sander, putting the dust extraction capabilities of both the sander and the abrasive to full use. A dust-free workplace is safer in the long term, especially when dealing with paint and filler residue from sanding large surfaces.

    The award-winning Mirka DEROS is the lightest, most compact electric random orbital sander on the market, keeping you close to the working surface. With the Mirka DEROS, you can make rapid progress on removing paint from large surfaces without strain or stress.

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  • Sanding Small Areas 

    For sanding hard to reach areas, such as door jambs and for sanding very curved and contoured surfaces such as bumpers and other plastic parts, we have designed the Mirka DEROS 77mm random orbital sander. With its smaller pad, it works perfectly on areas where bigger sanders are too large, providing a smooth sanding result without dust.

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  • PBS Pneumatic Belt Sander

    When sanding spot welds, panel seams and underbody parts in body shop work, panel beating and collision repair, vehicle manufacturing or restoration, we recommend the Mirka PBS Pneumatic Belt Sander that is best paired with Mirka’s narrow file belts.

    The Mirka PBS 10NV and Mirka PBS 13NV have been designed to be comfortable to hold even in difficult working positions, with the belt change and speed setting made especially easy.

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  • Post Paint Process

    When removing orange peel, scratches and other imperfections requires a damp sanding and polishing process, Mirka abrasives, tools and compounds have an especially good chance to shine. With Mirka's fine grit abrasives, ergonomic tools, supplies and water-based polishes, automotive paint can reach a flawless condition using simple and easy processes.

    The finer grits of Mirka Galaxy work especially well in rectifying imperfections in automotive refinishing. In the post-paint process, working together with fine Mirka Abralon grits and Mirka Polarshine compounds, you can go for a true high-quality finish.

  • Step 1: Clear Coat Sanding

    Fit an Interface Pad onto the sander backing pad.

    Start sanding the clear coat with Galaxy 1500 grit. Keep speed at 7000 rpm.

  • Step 2: Sand the surface structure

    Sand the surface structure to the required level. Wipe the surface clean.

  • Step 3: Damp Sanding

    Move to damp sanding the surface with Mirka Abralon.

    Use Abralon in 3000 grit. Spray water on both the abrasive and the surface. Sand at 7000 rpm. Wipe the surface clean when done.

    NOTE: Remember to turn off the Dust Extractor when damp sanding.

  • Step 4: Polish

    Use Mirka ARP-B 300NV or Mirka AROP-B 312NV Cordless Polisher to polish.

    For light colours:

    Apply Polarshine 12 Polishing Compound with Mirka Yellow Waffle Pad, and polish at 1500 rpm.

    For dark colours:

    Use Polarshine 45 compound with Mirka Yellow Lambswool Polishing pad. Next use Polarshine 12 Black Polishing Compound with a Mirka yellow waffle Pad. Finish with Polarshine 5 Polishing Compound, and Mirka Black Waffle Polishing Pad.

    Finally, wipe the surface with a microfibre cloth to remove remains of compound.

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