Micro Finishing Papers

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Micro-grit abrasives for water-sanding scratch-free finishes. Grit particles are uniform in size, virtually eliminating sanding scratches.

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800-grit, 9" x 5-1/2" sheet

Item # 5557
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1000-grit, 9" x 5-1/2" sheet

Item # 5558
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1200-grit, 9" x 5-1/2" sheet

Item # 5559
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1500-grit, 9" x 5-1/2" sheet

Item # 5560
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2000-grit, 9" x 5-1/2" sheet

Item # 5561
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Quantity: 20


Micro finishing papers for instrument finishing

Dan Erlewine on using micro-grit finishing papers as the last step before buffing an instrument finish. In this case, he's finishing up a spot repair on a poly-finished guitar body.

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Micro-grit abrasives for water-sanding scratch-free finishes. Grit particles are uniform in size, virtually eliminating sanding scratches.

Perfect for modern polyester finishes or traditional lacquer.

Sold individually in 9" x 5-1/2" sheets.

These papers are graded on the "P-scale," indicating a truly uniform cutting surface (read about abrasive grading scales in our Finishing Step-by-Step book).

After sanding, use ColorTone Polishing Compounds to complete the high gloss.

Trade Secrets! Newsletter

Fixing a small chip in your guitar's finish

This issue of Trade Secrets is a video: Dan Erlewine demos three of his favorite finish repair tips: 1. Super glue drop fills. 2. Frank Ford's razor blade trick. 3. Strip-sanding with fingertip pressure.

Product Instructions

Wet-sand before buffing

When, why, and how to wet-sand.

Product Instructions

Micro Finishing Papers

Micro finishing papers cut more quickly and smoothly than other finishing papers, leaving no scratches when used properly.

Ratings & Reviews

Micro Finishing Papers

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excellent paper

By StevenB from Chicago, IL
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 15, 2011

I purchased several sheets to finish off a neck finish with SparUrethane and a body painted with spray-can epoxy. I've only tried the 800, 1500, and 2000 but I agree with the description about the uniformity of the abrasive. The paper cut quite well when wet sanding (not surprisingly gums dry sanding with my finishes). It also produces a fine buff-able haze, without the type of unwanted scratching I see when I use the paper typically available at big-box home improvement stores.
The price isn't at all unreasonable either. Good paper is expensive. I think this is a bargain. With an existing sheet of 600 I had, I don't think I even got through a whole sheet of each grit on a 21" scale kids electric guitar. I probably spent more on paste polish.
I highly recommend it, I'll buy it again in the future.

long duration

By l+¦fgren from madrid
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 07, 2011

I have used a game of these to polish three guitars, I think they will last five more

Durable Well-Made Papers

By JJuk from Fullerton, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 07, 2011

These are the best finishing papers I've ever used. They hold together well while wet sanding without a lot of build-up.

Flawless product.

By Billy C from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 21, 2011

This paper is nearly indestructible compared to cheaper products. It did not tear nor plug up like other paper had for me during crucial projects. Rinse often when wet sanding and you shouldn't have any issues at all.

Great Quality

By Clell from Dallas, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 07, 2011

I have used the sames sheets on numerous finishes. I keep them clean and they work very well and bring out a mirror finish.

Wet sanding

By Lance from Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 06, 2011

these are great for wet sanding. I bought two sheets of all three and still have 1 and 1/2 sheets left. They are very durable and will not tear on you.

Superb Quality!

By Mikes Guitar Garage from Sydney, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 17, 2011

You wouldn't think there would be much difference between sandpaper you get from a hardware store and any other sandpaper. You'd be wrong. The quality of these sandpapers is great! used several grits before switch to the micro mesh pads for a drop fill. Thanks again Stew Mac!

Micro finishing papers

By Stratfanatic from Summerville, S.C.
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 09, 2010

I had bought a used guitar from a seller on Ebay and was bothered by the used stamped into the headstock rear. I decided to inlay a Brown Pelican into the used stamp to cover it and needed finishing paper for the engraved portion of the wings. I also decided to make a Tor-tis pickguard from a sheet that had some flaws on it, and needed to smooth the surface. The micro paper preformed flawlessly for my needs and the job turned out great.

great product and service

By GuitarTron from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Sandpaper was great (although I will not be ordering again as I did find the right stuff at Canadian Tire). As always it was delivered in a timely (just over a week) manner and everything was organized and great! Stewmac you don't disappoint! Thanks!

does the job well

By mmbassballs from CA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 24, 2010

These are some of the best micro finishing papers I've used on an instrument...

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