Sanding Belts For Glass Sanding


Industrial Grade Glass Sanding Belts

From making artisan jewelry to refurbishing interior doors and windows, glass sanding is an important step in several creative and industrial applications. Achieving the best results requires skill, but that’s not all: you also want to ensure that you use the right abrasive for glass workpieces. Fintech Abrasives recommends silicon carbide sanding belts for glass sanding.

Fintech Abrasives manufactures premium-quality silicon carbide sanding belts for grinding, sanding, and polishing glass surfaces. Any workshop or facility that utilizes glass sanding as a core process will benefit from using our sanding belts. Any size up to 360” in length is available, as are custom orders, which we are happy to build on request.

Why Silicon Carbide Is The Best Grain For Sanding Glass

Silicon carbide is generally considered the best abrasive grain for sanding glass. A hard abrasive with sharp edges - it can gradually remove imperfections and polish glass surfaces without scratching or cracking the surface. Its high cut rate remains even and consistent for the entire working life of the abrasive product.

Other advantages of using Fintech silicon carbide sanding belts for your glass projects:

  • Silicon carbide excels at removing material without building up heat, which is why it’s recommended for temperature-sensitive applications like glass polishing and etching. 
  • Our silicon carbide glass sanding belts are closed-coat, meaning the abrasive grains are evenly distributed across the belt surface. A finer finish is achieved on glass surfaces as a result of this thorough coverage.

  • Y-wgt (24-60 grit) or X-wgt (80 grit and finer) cloth backing is standard on all silicon carbide sanding belts used for glass grinding and polishing. We use cloth materials that are stronger and have the right mix of flexibility, flatness, and weight for optimum performance.

Tips for Sanding Glass with Silicon Carbide

  • To achieve a smooth glass surface, keep the sandpaper wet at all times. Sprinkle water on the glass to ensure continuous lubrication and prevent scratching. 

  • Use increasingly finer grits as sharp edges and surface blemishes are gradually removed. After sanding down the edges with 150-grit sandpaper, move on to 220-grit, 320-grit, and finally 400-grit sandpaper. Conclude with 1000- and 2000-grit sandpaper.

  • Wipe the edge of the glass with a clean, damp cloth after sanding to remove any dust or grit. Avoid touching the glass with bare fingers to avoid transferring grease, which can create fingerprints. Be sure to wear gloves.

  • When a glass object is too small to be held safely by hand, you should clamp it to avoid accidental cracking.

  • Be careful not to apply too much pressure, as this can lead to the glass breaking. 

We have also written a blog that outlines three effective methods for sanding glass.

Are Custom Glass Sanding Belts Available?

Yes! Silicon carbide sanding belts can be custom manufactured in any size you need if you don't see it on our website. Depending on volume, turnaround time can range from two to four days. For a free quote or to order custom wide belts, please call (888) 223-8768. You can also use our custom order form.

Does Fintech Ship Internationally?

Yes, we do. Fintech provides wide glass sanding belts to industrial manufacturers all over the world. We will be happy to provide you with a shipping quote if you live outside the United States and wish to place an order. Please call (888) 223-8768. 

Where Are Your Glass Sanding Belts Shipped From?

We manufacture all of our silicon carbide sanding belts in Belding, Michigan, and ship them directly to you. We aim to ship your order within three to four business days of receiving it. When you order before 11:00 AM EST and we have the belt in stock, we can usually get it to you within 24 hours.

Questions About Our Sanding Belts for Glass Sanding? 

At Fintech Abrasives, we stand behind the quality and value of our expertly-engineered products. We have been manufacturing silicon carbide sanding belts and other abrasive products for decades- during that time, we’ve helped small businesses and national corporations alike get the best results for their application. If you need assistance with selecting the right sanding belt for your glasswork projects, we’re here to help. To speak with a technician, call (888) 223-8768 or fill out a contact form and we’ll be in touch!