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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Superior Product that lasts and lasts

By DavidG from Albany, Georgia USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011

I have these in the entire set that I cut each of the six color/grit sheets into 8 smaller sheets for my purposes. So 48 total sheets.

They are great for finish work. Highly recommended.

Quality Supplies!

By Wilmer Gingerich from Jamesport MO
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011

More quality from 3M!

Best made!

By Tie1onn from Newville, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 08, 2011

If you want your project to look PERFECT use this. P-grade paper works great, but these take it to another level. They hold up too. I cut 3 inch squares and wet sand with my fingers until I can't feel the "roughness" of the previous grit and then go finer. If you want a finish better than most factories produce, take your time and use these ploshing papers.

3M Flexible Polishing Papers

By Leo Thomas from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 10, 2011

Great!!...bought this item to polish bone nuts and saddles and they work great, they can tear easy so be careful but they polish up bone really well. Haven't tried them yet on frets but I imagine it will work very well for that as well.


By Lewis from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 09, 2011

These papers do a terrific job of polishing frets. The 8000 grit produces a shine that easily rivals that of 12000 grit micromesh and the fact that they are supple makes them ideal for polishing the sides of freshly crowned frets.

Polishing Papers are Great!!

By color tone polishing are great! from Sevilla, Spain
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 02, 2011

I've used them to polish the camel bone nut or my new guitar, I've built a copy of a Fender Esquire 1950. It gives a excellent finish

The perfect finish to a project

By W. Hartman from Cincinnati, OH
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 20, 2011

I was a little dubious about their effectiveness until I actually used them. I'm converted. They produce excellent results with very little effort. And the fact you can wash them out and use them again makes them a great value. Perfect for the final wipe down of a good finish. Highly recommended.

Works great

By Mike T. from North Carolina, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 15, 2011

Very durable. I got the set of six and they have lasted quite a while, and still going strong.


By IrishIbby from Edmond, OK
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 02, 2011

Nothing polishes your frets like this stuff! Highly recommended!


By Middleton Guitars from Southern California
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Falls between sandpaper and buffing-compounds on function.

Lots of great uses.

When I get a pack of these I make sure they're in order and then staple the bundle to keep track. I then cut out small rectangles of them and staple the smaller set to keep order.

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