3M Flexible Polishing Papers

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'Finishing fabric' conforms to any surface. Strong micro-grit papers so flexible you can use them like cloth, wet or dry!

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3M Flexible Polishing Papers Green, 30 micron/400 grit, per sheet

Green, 30 micron/400 grit, per sheet

Item # 6040
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$2.50

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3M Flexible Polishing Papers Gray, 15 micron/600 grit, per sheet

Gray, 15 micron/600 grit, per sheet

Item # 6041
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$2.50

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3M Flexible Polishing Papers Blue, 9 micron/1200 grit, per sheet

Blue, 9 micron/1200 grit, per sheet

Item # 6042
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$2.50

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3M Flexible Polishing Papers Pink, 3 micron/4000 grit, per sheet

Pink, 3 micron/4000 grit, per sheet

Item # 6043
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$2.50

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3M Flexible Polishing Papers Aqua, 2 micron/6000 grit, per sheet

Aqua, 2 micron/6000 grit, per sheet

Item # 6044
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$2.50

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3M Flexible Polishing Papers White, 1 micron/8000 grit, per sheet

White, 1 micron/8000 grit, per sheet

Item # 6045
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$2.50

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3M Flexible Polishing Papers, Set of all 6 grits

3M Flexible Polishing Papers, Set of all 6 grits

Item # 6046
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$15.00 $13.80

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Flexible polishing papers for instrument work

Dan Erlewine on using cloth-like polishing abrasives for guitar repair. They're a micro-grit "finishing fabric" that conforms to any shape, wet or dry.


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Product Details

'Finishing fabric' conforms to any surface. Strong micro-grit papers so flexible you can use them like cloth, wet or dry!

Because they conform to any surface shape, they're great for polishing contoured guitar finishes, frets, plastic pickguards, pearl inlays and more. The first samples we received were jealously hoarded in our shops, quickly becoming favorites for polishing nuts and saddles, and for touchups in lacquer finishes.

"Indispensable for polishing bone and pearl nuts. They leave a gorgeous luster with no dark residue in porous bone."
—Don MacRostie, Red Diamond Mandolins

Each sheet is coated on one side with micron-graded particles of aluminum oxide (1200-8000 grit) or silicon carbide (400-600 grit), on an extremely flexible non-woven .007" synthetic backing.

The pattern coating won't clog quickly. They leave no dark residue in porous bone nuts and saddles. The durable tear-resistant sheet washes easily in water.

Each sheet is a generous 9" x 11" (228.6mm x 279.4mm).

"The most versatile abrasive in my shop."
—Erick Coleman

"Lasts a long time, and so flexible you can buff shoeshine-style!"
—Dan Erlewine


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Ratings & Reviews

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good stuff

By papabird from England
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 11, 2013


Another alrounder especially good for small irregular shapes, nuts, frets, finish touch ups, etc.

A Must Have!

By DJB from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 31, 2013


These Papers don't clog quickly and they leave a beautiful shine!

Nice Stuff

By Bugs Wisely from Maine
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 19, 2013


A month later and i'm still using the first pieces i cut.

Great products

By mikrow from Huntington Beach, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 08, 2013


These micro grit sanding sheets are just the ticket for high quality repairs...

The perfect fret polishing & nut polishing paper!

By Eric C. from Las Vegas,Nv.
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 16, 2012


I must say, when the fret erasers came out, I thought those were pretty neat but they can't compare to what this 3M product can do! Hands down, i'm much happier with how my frets polished up with these papers. They also serve well for polishing up a string nut. Order yours today! Cellini Custom Guitars

Great product, absolutely necessary!

By Bob Long, The Guitar Surgeon from Corpus Christi, Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 14, 2012


I love the micro mesh pads and these flexible polishing papers. They are absolutely indispensable when working on frets, nuts, bridges, or anything where a nice smooth finish is concerned. I've done more drop fills, finish repairs, ding repairs, fret and nut polishing using these things it's ridiculous. These fit in any spot and are fantastic.

Fabulous!

By Dogwood Guitars from Kansas City, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 11, 2012


These are a must-have. I use them for buffing bone nuts to a high gloss, and they are great for shining up fret ends too.

So glad I got these!

By Fsoheili from NYC
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 08, 2012


I was skeptical at first...now use them daily on frets and finishes, nuts, saddles, etc.

saves time

By Big Tex from Texas USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I used it on a finish repair to blend repaired area. I got a good match on 40 year old finish. saves buffing on new work. Buy It

Thank you!!

By Amar Chaniago from INDONESIA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I've to say they are great for polishing finishes. Great!!

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