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3M Flexible Polishing Papers Green, 30 micron/400 grit, per sheet

Green, 30 micron/400 grit, per sheet

Item # 6040
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$2.50

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3M Flexible Polishing Papers Gray, 15 micron/600 grit, per sheet

Gray, 15 micron/600 grit, per sheet

Item # 6041
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3M Flexible Polishing Papers Blue, 9 micron/1200 grit, per sheet

Blue, 9 micron/1200 grit, per sheet

Item # 6042
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3M Flexible Polishing Papers Pink, 3 micron/4000 grit, per sheet

Pink, 3 micron/4000 grit, per sheet

Item # 6043
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3M Flexible Polishing Papers Aqua, 2 micron/6000 grit, per sheet

Aqua, 2 micron/6000 grit, per sheet

Item # 6044
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3M Flexible Polishing Papers White, 1 micron/8000 grit, per sheet

White, 1 micron/8000 grit, per sheet

Item # 6045
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3M Flexible Polishing Papers, Set of all 6 grits

Set of all 6 grits

Item # 6046
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List Price $15.00
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3M Flexible Polishing Papers

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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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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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These work great

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I bought the set of all 6 grits. Listen to the previous reviewer and print out the colors/grits from this page, the sheets are not marked. I use these to polish frets after a level and crown. I cut a strip off the sheet and wrap it around a small eraser. Work through all the grits and the frets come out super smooth and shiny. I touch up the frets with the finer grades at string change time, much better than steel wool, and no messy cleanup afterward. Polish a bone nut or saddle with these and it gives a beautiful finish. The finer grades really smooth out the slots in them also.

5.0

These work great

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Verified Buyer


I bought the set of all 6 grits. Listen to the previous reviewer and print out the colors/grits from this page, the sheets are not marked. I use these to polish frets after a level and crown. I cut a strip off the sheet and wrap it around a small eraser. Work through all the grits and the frets come out super smooth and shiny. I touch up the frets with the finer grades at string change time, much better than steel wool, and no messy cleanup afterward. Polish a bone nut or saddle with these and it gives a beautiful finish. The finer grades really smooth out the slots in them also.

5.0

Wow! Wish I had tried it sooner!

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Verified Buyer


When my most recent shipment from StewMac came in, these papers being a part of it, I had just finished fitting an acoustic saddle for a customer and decided to use these to give it the finishing touches. After cutting some small strips off the sheets, I went to town. Gotta say, I love how the flexible backing allows you to "strap" it over pieces of bone for smoothing and polishing. Excellent results. Afterwards, I blew the bone debris out of the strips with some compressed air, and used them to polish the frets on a level, crown, and polish. Taking the frets through all 6 grades is a sure-fire, and cost-effective, way of making those babies shine bright enough to blind someone, though unless you take some breaks during the process your arm/shoulder won't be thanking you afterwards.

5.0

Wow! Wish I had tried it sooner!

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Verified Buyer


When my most recent shipment from StewMac came in, these papers being a part of it, I had just finished fitting an acoustic saddle for a customer and decided to use these to give it the finishing touches. After cutting some small strips off the sheets, I went to town. Gotta say, I love how the flexible backing allows you to "strap" it over pieces of bone for smoothing and polishing. Excellent results. Afterwards, I blew the bone debris out of the strips with some compressed air, and used them to polish the frets on a level, crown, and polish. Taking the frets through all 6 grades is a sure-fire, and cost-effective, way of making those babies shine bright enough to blind someone, though unless you take some breaks during the process your arm/shoulder won't be thanking you afterwards.

5.0

Truly great product!

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Verified Buyer


I purchased the set of all 6 grits (highly recommended) and am really happy with the results. I recently bought a new guitar that had some rough finish spots on the neck - I won't mention the brand, but this was a 2K guitar and the finish is nitro. I just spent an hour or so polishing the neck with the 3M grit pack - starting at pink/3 and ending at white/1. Wow! Totally removed the uneven nitro spots (pink/aqua) and then brought the finish back to original gloss (white). A final polish, and you can't even tell I did anything. I was nervous doing this on a brand new guitar, but am really glad that I did. Thanks to the other reviewers who posted and got me educated on this amazing product!

5.0

Truly great product!

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Verified Buyer


I purchased the set of all 6 grits (highly recommended) and am really happy with the results. I recently bought a new guitar that had some rough finish spots on the neck - I won't mention the brand, but this was a 2K guitar and the finish is nitro. I just spent an hour or so polishing the neck with the 3M grit pack - starting at pink/3 and ending at white/1. Wow! Totally removed the uneven nitro spots (pink/aqua) and then brought the finish back to original gloss (white). A final polish, and you can't even tell I did anything. I was nervous doing this on a brand new guitar, but am really glad that I did. Thanks to the other reviewers who posted and got me educated on this amazing product!

5.0

Excellent wet sanding.

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Expensive, but worth it. Print out this page with the corresponding colors and grit as there are NO MARKINGS on the papers themselves. I had to keep checking it for reference.

5.0

Excellent wet sanding.

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Verified Buyer


Expensive, but worth it. Print out this page with the corresponding colors and grit as there are NO MARKINGS on the papers themselves. I had to keep checking it for reference.

5.0

must have !!!

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Verified Buyer


After recraning my frets,i use Fret Erasers and after it just wraparound it for a mirror shine, also great for Guitar Finishing. Absoult Great Product.

5.0

must have !!!

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Verified Buyer


After recraning my frets,i use Fret Erasers and after it just wraparound it for a mirror shine, also great for Guitar Finishing. Absoult Great Product.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 43 See 3M Flexible Polishing Papers
on page 43 of our StewMac Digital Catalog