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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 8-08-2012

I fabricated a brass nut- hacksaw, rough file, smooth file, 320, 400, 600 grades of sandpaper. It looked pretty nice. Then I started polishing with my set of these papers. Astounding- they should label them "shiny" through "ridiculously shiny"! I started laughing out loud as I got to the last three- I didn't think the brass could get any smoother- I was wrong. I'm impressed.

Oldlefty  Oswego, NY
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5 6-18-2012
Handy little polishing paper

Because i am on a tight budget, I bought these as a cheaper way of polishing frets. It works faster than you would think to go thru all the papers. My frets shine and are so smooth with little effort. Cut them into little squares and they will last for ever.

abilbay  Ft Worth, TX Read my reviews (12)
4 5-29-2012
Nice papers

I use these papers mostly for polishing nuts. It works fantastically and quick. Just start with the green and work up through the grits for a high polish. I wish the grit size was marked somewhere on the papers but I keep them in order of grit size which helps me keep up with them. They are a bit pricey and the lower grits wear out quickly. Go ahead and buy extra of the 400 and 600.

Goodin  Knoxville, TN, USA Read my reviews (15)
5 3-29-2012

Work perfect for all kinds of jobs.

Jerhico Guitars  Altona, NY Read my reviews (51)
5 2-14-2012
So smooth.....

Will shine anything!

Hugo  Canada Read my reviews (11)
4 1-23-2012
Pink cloth

"pink" cloth paper is the best way to achieve smooth semi-gloss look on bone nuts (that can be polished further to high-gloss with polishing compound, if needed)

Also useful in touch-up jobs.

Tiunov (22)  Moscow, Russia Read my reviews (15)
5 12-31-2011
Excellent !

This 3M product is excellent for all around polishing! Great job on pick guards, and polishing frets too ! Love it!

chris rochow  Youngstown, Ohio, USA Read my reviews (10)
5 12-21-2011
Polishing Papers

Excellent for ordinary maintenance of my guitars.

Edu  Rio
5 12-17-2011
Superior Product that lasts and lasts

I have these in the entire set that I cut each of the six color/grit sheets into 8 smaller sheets for my purposes. So 48 total sheets.

They are great for finish work. Highly recommended.

DavidG  Albany, Georgia USA Read my reviews (11)
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5 12-17-2011
Quality Supplies!

More quality from 3M!

Wilmer Gingerich  Jamesport MO Read my reviews (76)
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