View Full Version : diminishing abrasive vs SMAT

Marine Toys
Dec 5th, 2010, 09:22 PM
is there a thread that explains the difference between the 2
diminishing abrasive vs SMAT

Shawn T.
Dec 6th, 2010, 04:14 AM
DAT products use a kind of abrasive that becomes smaller and smaller as it is worked against the surface. The 80 series polishes (85,84,83,80) use this kind of technology. They have specific work time and you have to work through that entire work time because the abrasives need to break down and keep polishing the surface. If you stop working the prodict too soon, there may be some hazing due to the abrasives not breaking down all the way.

SMAT stands for Super Micro Abrasive Technology. Products like M105, M205, Ultimate Compound, Swirlx, Scratchx 2.0, M86 and D151 all use SMAT. This means that the abrasives do not break down. They are extremely small and do not break down upon working the product. This allows detailers and technicians to work the product as long as they need to, not as long as the product needs to. SMAT saves time in this manner. Furthermore, SMAT allows a compound like M105 to finish out very nicely and in some cases, it can be used as a finishing polish! Finishing polishes like M205 can also bring clarity to a finish that M80 Spped Glaze simply can't do due to the abrasive technology. This is why M205 and M205 is one of the most popular compound/polsh combos out there.

Michael Stoops
Dec 6th, 2010, 08:52 AM
Shawn pretty well nailed it! :goodjob2

Shawn T.
Dec 6th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Shawn pretty well nailed it! :goodjob2

All thanks to your help Mike! :xyxthumbs:xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Dec 6th, 2010, 03:05 PM
Here's another article on this topic...

The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

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Marine Toys
Dec 6th, 2010, 04:54 PM
Thank-you very good info