Yorkshire Grit Abrasive Paste. 8. oz:
Yorkshire grit abrasive paste is formulated to give a fine keyed surface to your turnings, prior to applying your finish of choice. It consists of pharmaceutical grade ingredients, including mineral oil, beeswax, and ultra-fine grinding powders. These are then carefully blended (without the use of solvents or other strong smelling and potentially harmful chemicals) to produce a creamy abrasive paste. Yorkshire Grit acts like ‘liquid sandpaper’, reducing the scratches left by the initial dry sanding* and eliminating the increasingly fine dust produced by traditional sanding at higher grits. On most woods sanding up to 240 grit is sufficient to start with our paste. The grinding powders we use are designed to break down to a finer mesh as they are used, while still maintaining a cutting edge, so as the friction reduces the mesh size of the grit it is effectively forming a finer abrasive. In comparison tests, we believe the finish is at least equivalent to 1000 grit.
Why it works!
As light shines on the surface of the wood, rays of light get trapped in tiny surface scratches, so some light does not bounce/reflect back off effectively. These tiny scratches are invisible to the human eye; the deeper the tiny scratches are the lower the sheen, hence the shallower, or shorter, the scratch the more the light is reflected off the surface. Yorkshire Grit removes or greatly reduces, the size of these tiny scratches resulting in more reflected light bouncing back off the surface giving you the ultimate foundation for whichever wax or oil based final finish you choose.