Micro-Mesh Soft Touch Finishing Pads

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Extra-gentle hand polishing for high-gloss finishes. Fingertip-size foam pads with the remarkable Micro-Mesh™ abrasives on both sides.

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Micro-Mesh Soft Touch Finishing Pads

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Extra-gentle hand polishing for high-gloss finishes. Fingertip-size foam pads with the remarkable Micro-Mesh™ abrasives on both sides.

The cushioning allows gentle polishing of finished surfaces to a mirror gloss. We use these regularly in our own shops for finish touch-ups and repairs.

The set of nine pads includes #1500, 1800, 2400, 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, and 12000 grits. Use the grits in sequence to achieve a super gloss.

Micro-Mesh™ features tiny abrasive crystals on resilient cloth-backed latex. These gentle "cushioned" particles generate less heat and friction than ordinary finishing papers, don't load up as quickly, and last up to 15 times longer. Use Micro-Mesh with soapy water to produce a scratch-free mirror shine on finishes and pickguards. Great for repairing scratches and overspray. Use them for polishing frets, too.

Micro-Mesh was developed for polishing jet windshields to maintain their optical clarity. Imagine how your instrument will look!

Also see: Micro-Mesh Finishing Abrasives Kit and Touch-up Stick.

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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.

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Micro-Mesh Soft Touch Finishing Pads

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Not just for guitars!

By Chuchuchip from Queens,NY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 04, 2013

Bought 2 sets. Used 1 set for my neck project, and used the other for my modeling. Sands & polishes defects out, just be patient with your work. The outcome is worth it.


By Tony K from Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 03, 2013

As another reviewer said, I wish they were sold individually as I usually use the #1500 for a lot of things.

the way to a perfect finish

By Mark Franzke, Franzke String Instru from Prairie Village, KS
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 27, 2013

I have used these for years. I wish StewMac would sell them individually (they are available). You will use the first three grits a lot. I buff after the 2400 pad and get a scratch-free finish. I use the pads up to 12000 to get under the mandolin fretboard extension and anyplace the buffer can't reach.

Brought out a shine!

By Andrew H. from South Carolina, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 05, 2013

Shined up a solid rosewood neck with these! Just a bit of fingerboard oil all over and it's a super fast and smooth neck!

Fine Finish !

By Steve R from Spring,Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 04, 2013

I have used these to finish my last half dozen guitar projects, even though I have a buffing machine!

Get two sets! 

By XevKai from St.Clair Shores, Michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 04, 2013

I have a set that I use just for nuts and finishes, and a set for frets. Make sure you don't mix the two! They are excellent to have around and make polishing a breeze.

Works great

By Bradley from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I used these on frets, mirror finish! Not sure I'd use them on a guitar finish. Maybe during a build but not on a guitar that just has a scratch or two. I'd just leave the scratch be.

Perfect size...

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

Great for polishing frets after crowning and work great for buffing and polishing finish around the cut outs in teles and strats...

Outstanding stuff!

By Bob Long, The Guitar Surgeon from Corpus Christi, Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 20, 2013

I loved these so much I ordered another set. I use one set for polishing frets after crowning, the other is used for finish touch-ups only! Great stuff at a great price.

Micro Mesh Pads

By justinarts from West Texas, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 06, 2013

I really like these and find lots of uses for them. (I just cleaned up all the scratches on the dust cover of my old turntable and it looks new!) I keep them stacked in order of grit in one of the bins in a drawer organizer in my workbench so I don't need to consult the color chart of grits. They have held up really well. Thanks StewMac!

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