Micro Finishing Papers

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Micro-grit abrasives for water-sanding scratch-free finishes. Grit particles are uniform in size, virtually eliminating sanding scratches.

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800-grit, 9" x 5-1/2" sheet

Item # 5557
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1000-grit, 9" x 5-1/2" sheet

Item # 5558
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1200-grit, 9" x 5-1/2" sheet

Item # 5559
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1500-grit, 9" x 5-1/2" sheet

Item # 5560
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2000-grit, 9" x 5-1/2" sheet

Item # 5561
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Quantity: 20


Micro finishing papers for instrument finishing

Dan Erlewine on using micro-grit finishing papers as the last step before buffing an instrument finish. In this case, he's finishing up a spot repair on a poly-finished guitar body.

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Micro-grit abrasives for water-sanding scratch-free finishes. Grit particles are uniform in size, virtually eliminating sanding scratches.

Perfect for modern polyester finishes or traditional lacquer.

Sold individually in 9" x 5-1/2" sheets.

These papers are graded on the "P-scale," indicating a truly uniform cutting surface (read about abrasive grading scales in our Finishing Step-by-Step book).

After sanding, use ColorTone Polishing Compounds to complete the high gloss.

Trade Secrets! Newsletter

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.

Product Instructions

Micro Finishing Papers

Micro finishing papers cut more quickly and smoothly than other finishing papers, leaving no scratches when used properly.

Ratings & Reviews

Micro Finishing Papers

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Miracle sandpaper

By M. Barlow from Prairie Village, KS
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 24, 2014

When I arrived at the phase of scuffing and sanding the orange rind texture in the clear gloss nitro finish over the body of my Telecaster, I was afraid if it would go down at all with any sanding. That was until I read about the micro finishing papers in the Stewmac literature. From that point, I ordered all the grits from 800 to 2000 and then set to work after they all gradually arrived in the mail. The cost of each piece of paper was fair and worth the work and result as well! As I kept working with each grit upon the finish, I was happy to see that the papers could cut through the finish well and gradually close up the rounded bubble texture and bring it down to a nice, final smooth and clear coat. Impressive and amazing paper! Worth the investment. Thank you for everything, Stewmac, you've been a great help with this project as a novice guitar body refinisher!

Controllable finishing work 

By Eugene Zdybowicz II from williamsville, N.Y.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Just like every other Stew Mac product, it does the job, and saves me time which I use to attend to those little details to make the service even better.

 Great for finishing work

By pablopuerto from Chile
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 09, 2013

Very good sheet for you finishing work, I enjoy working with all of them.

Works as advertised

By Blackplates from Aberdeen Md.
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 22, 2013

works as advertised or better. These papers really cut into the work surface but do so without leaving nasty scratch marks. I now call these indispensable.

Great grits.

By Hagdaddy from Riverton, WY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 27, 2013

There is a difference in sand papers and this stuff is the bomb! It gets you to a place where you can do a final polish and swirl remover followed by a good guitar polish and magic happens.This project was a replacement of the entire back of a
Fender F5/12 on a budget. I think it turned out well.

Micro Finishing Papers

By Sig's Guitar Repair from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I love the StewMac micro finishing papers. They sand nice and even with minimal clogging. I sand up to 2000 then buff. I use them for fret polishing too. I used them on this 60s Airline restoration.

Fine grit sandpaper

By Merle from buffalo ny
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 21, 2012

Great is one word to sum up my last purchase from Stewart MacDonald . Good price compared to the paper I purchased at automotive retailers and great selection. Stewart MacDonald is my place for supplies and parts for my Guitars . Great for the do it yourselfers and they send great ideals and inside secrets to build your own great sounding guitar . Keep up the great work and Prices. Merle C Bricklemeyer BRICK/AXE.

Good stuff

By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This is so much better than I expected. A small piece lasts a long time without clogging. As it wears I use it for even finer polishing, so I really do feel that I got more than my moneys worth with this paper.

Good stuff!

By Cliff W from Sanford, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 26, 2012

These finishing papers work great, and do not laod up too fast. You can use them over and over.

Better than what you buy at auto part stores.

By George Casiano from Corona, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 02, 2012

The abrasive particles in the paper are better distributed and uniform and has a better looking result than what you would buy at an auto part store. Great product!!!

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