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3M Gold Fre-Cut Sandpaper

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3M Gold Fre-Cut Sandpaper

About This Item

Our favorite papers for dry sanding. They last longer! The premium aluminum oxide abrasive cuts fast and resists clogging, for better efficiency.

Treated to help prevent "fisheyes" (cratering) in waterbase finishes. These papers last longer—we use them in our own shops.

Sold individually in 9" x 11" (23cm x 28cm) 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).

Here's how we use these abrasives in our own instrument shops:
"After spraying the build coats on my guitar finishes, I sand with 320 grit Fre-Cut, then spray and sand again. Then I move on to 400, 600, and 800 grit. Don't skip grits! Using all the grits makes the work easier for each sheet, and they last a lot longer."
Todd Sams, StewMac Production Manager and builder of Sams guitars


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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.

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5.0

Best sanding paper

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In about 40 years in the trade I never came across a better sanding paper.

5.0

abrasives

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most consistent grit and longest lasting I have found. does what wet sanding does without the water so you can always see how you're doing without wiping.

5.0

Uniform grit equalls uniform cutting

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I have been using the 3m Gold sandpaper for years now. This paper is simply the best I have ever found. Amazingly consistent and uniform. A much better value than cheap paper since this lasts much longer.

5.0

Great product for all the grits.

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Love the 3M Gold Frecut sandpaper. The only thing I would like is to go a step or two further than 800 grit but maybe not possible. You can buff after 800 but it does add a little more effort at the wheel.

5.0

The best abrasive paper

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This is definately in a class of its own. I'd be happy to recommend this to any one for their wood prep and cutting back between coats of lacquer...

5.0

worth it

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does exactly what it says, cuts uniformly, minimal loading, outlasts anything else I have tried. I use it dry and the results are better than wet sanding w/o the mess...

5.0

helped fix finish damage

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I used these to repair the finish on an Epiphone Explorer. Worked fine.

5.0

The Best

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The best most important sandpaper in the shop. I use it every day. Another high quality product you can count on.
Bob Littrell
Cardona Custom Guitars

5.0

Expensive sandpaper

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Never, ever, use cheap sandpaper from the hardware store. This 3M paper is worth it's weight in platinum by comparison. It cuts better, it lasts longer and for comparible grits leaves a smoother finish.

5.0

Better Than I expected

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I ordered this sand paper for the finishing process of a guitar kit I am building. None of my local stores sell this product (fine grit) so I was pleased to find it at Stewart-MacDonald. I expected it to perform like sand paper that I had around the house and have used in the past. The old stuff would load up (clog) quickly causing me to discard sheet after sheet. It also wore done quickly. The 3M paper I ordered was easy to "clear" by tapping on it and the best part, is that it seems to last a lot longer. I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase and will be repeating my order.

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