3M Flexible Polishing Papers, Set of all 6 grits

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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, Set of all 6 grits

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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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'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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3M Flexible Polishing Papers, Set of all 6 grits

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Excellent stuff wet or dry

By jay jay from land o lake, fl
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 31, 2013

Better than paper or cloth.

Very Nice..even for a non-pro

By Byron123 from new york, ny
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 09, 2013

I have been setting up my guitars for years and always finish up - before stringing - with cleaning up the fretboard and polishing the frets with 0000 steel wool....I find the metal lint a real pain, though I am very careful to mask all the metal parts. I ordered these polishing papers and used them today on one of my Gibson Electrics (nighthawk). They really allowed me to clean up the frets, and even better get in tight where the frets meet the fretboard...and no scratches on the wood. I used the 400 grit, then the 600. Worked great!! I was able to polish any minor dents and scratches right away. But be a little careful, the papers collected metal dust and in my zeal it was transferred to the white binding. Pretty easy to clean up, but much easier to be careful and avoid it altogether. However, these are really great. A small piece (3 x 2 or so) did the whole job.

What the pros use

By jered from munster, in
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I have yet to use these on a guitar related project, but I work with fiber optics and this is what we use to polish aerobic connectors, so it's no joke when they say this stuff polishes to a mirror shine. I'm sure it will work brilliantly on my guitars.

Best fret polishing abrasive

By All-Strings Instrument Service from IL
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 26, 2013

600 and 1200 grit will shine your frets like a mirror. Awesome stuff!

A nice touch

By songworks from Ajax, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 04, 2013

Quality 3M product. I usually go to 3000 grit, then to rubbing compound, not anymore, 4000, to 8000 3M micron paper with water and dishsoap does the trick. Polish/buff and I'm happy


By T Jones from Chester, MT
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 27, 2013

Finished doing a neck with tru oil and used the 600 between coats and the 1200 and 4000 to buff and polish it to a slick smooth perfect feeling neck..

Simply Amazing!

By Rock'n R Guitars from Montana, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 16, 2013

These make polishing Frets a breeze. Excellent for finish repair jobs. I am going to try and post a picture of a Birdseye Maple Fret Board thatÆs frets were polished and a divot in the board repaired with these. A must have.

Save some time and effort and use these.

By Mack L. from California
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Much faster than other polishing papers, you can use them wet or dry for just about anything. Great stuff.

Perfect small area polishers

By Griggles from Calgary
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 18, 2013

Great on fixing dings but you have to start with course and work up to fine, without polishing media (do not skip steps). I cut smaller strips and find this is quite handy for smaller areas and neck work.

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.

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