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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!

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  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
6040 Green, 30 micron/400 grit, per sheet Yes

6041 Gray, 15 micron/600 grit, per sheet Yes

6042 Blue, 9 micron/1200 grit, per sheet Yes

6043 Pink, 3 micron/4000 grit, per sheet Yes

6044 Aqua, 2 micron/6000 grit, per sheet Yes

6045 White, 1 micron/8000 grit, per sheet Yes

6046 Set of all 6 grits SAVE $1.00 Yes

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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.

Sold individually or SAVE $1.00 when you purchase the set of all six grits.

"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

Polishing papers: flexible, reusable abrasives
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3M Flexible Polishing Papers
3M Flexible Polishing Papers
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5 12-08-2011
Great stuff

Great sandpaper! Lasts a real long time. I have used the plastic backed stuff and this IMO is much better. It has a clothe backing so it bends and gets into tight places and doesn't scratch like the plastic backed papers I have used in the past. Great for fine wetsanding and polishing frets.

JasonE  Worcester,MA Read my reviews (3)
5 12-08-2011
Best made!

If you want your project to look PERFECT use this. P-grade paper works great, but these take it to another level. They hold up too. I cut 3 inch squares and wet sand with my fingers until I can't feel the "roughness" of the previous grit and then go finer. If you want a finish better than most factories produce, take your time and use these ploshing papers.

Tie1onn  Newville, PA Read my reviews (5)
5 11-10-2011
3M Flexible Polishing Papers

Great!!...bought this item to polish bone nuts and saddles and they work great, they can tear easy so be careful but they polish up bone really well. Haven't tried them yet on frets but I imagine it will work very well for that as well.

Leo Thomas  UK Read my reviews (4)
5 11-09-2011

These papers do a terrific job of polishing frets. The 8000 grit produces a shine that easily rivals that of 12000 grit micromesh and the fact that they are supple makes them ideal for polishing the sides of freshly crowned frets.

Lewis  Australia Read my reviews (2)
5 11-02-2011
Polishing Papers are Great!!

I've used them to polish the camel bone nut or my new guitar, I've built a copy of a Fender Esquire 1950. It gives a excellent finish

color tone polishing are great!  Sevilla, Spain Read my reviews (6)
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5 10-20-2011
The perfect finish to a project

I was a little dubious about their effectiveness until I actually used them. I'm converted. They produce excellent results with very little effort. And the fact you can wash them out and use them again makes them a great value. Perfect for the final wipe down of a good finish. Highly recommended.

W. Hartman  Cincinnati, OH Read my reviews (3)
5 9-15-2011
Works great

Very durable. I got the set of six and they have lasted quite a while, and still going strong.

Mike T.  North Carolina, USA Read my reviews (24)
5 9-02-2011

Nothing polishes your frets like this stuff! Highly recommended!

IrishIbby  Edmond, OK Read my reviews (2)
5 8-31-2011

Falls between sandpaper and buffing-compounds on function.

Lots of great uses.

When I get a pack of these I make sure they're in order and then staple the bundle to keep track. I then cut out small rectangles of them and staple the smaller set to keep order.

Middleton Guitars  Southern California Read my reviews (51)
5 7-29-2011
The Best

I use these micron polishing papers on many things. From fret polishing to finish polishing one of the best ideas ever created when it comes to sandpapers. Vaughan Guitars

Ron Vaughan  Destin Florida Read my reviews (2)
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