3M Flexible Polishing Papers, Set of all 6 grits

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3M Flexible Polishing Papers, Set of all 6 grits

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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!

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


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Polishing papers: flexible, reusable abrasives

Why has Erick Coleman been hiding small scraps of 3M Polishing Papers in his tool chest?

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Extrememly useful

(Customer's Reviews)

I reserve these papers for dry touch-up finish work and especially for sanding/polishing bone nuts and saddles. They are an indispensable part of my repair operation.Since they come in relatively inexpensive large sheets I highly recommend buying a full selection.


Set yourself apart from the rest!

(Customer's Reviews)

I use these papers often to add the finishing touch to a bone nut or saddle. They do a great job!


Great Stuff!

(Customer's Reviews)

I used these wet in lieu of the coarser compounding steps on a recent finish project and they worked really nice. Wet-sanded with paper thru 1500 grit, then used 4000 and 8000 polishing paper, wet, followed by "swirl remover" compound, looks spectacular. Expensive, but one piece goes a long way.

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