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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 9-09-2010
Work VERY Well!!!

These work as described, plus after first machine-washing they still work at maybe 50%.

Joe Dowd  Edwall, WA Read my reviews (8)
5 9-03-2010
Make the frets shine

Using these papers help to insure that my customers see nothing but their reflection in the frets. Frets are always left perfectly smooth

DT Hawkins-Custom Guitar Tech  Clarksburg WV Read my reviews (11)
5 8-26-2010
How did I get along without it ?

Great for irregular shapes and radiused surfaces. Has many uses where a polished finish is necessary.

garyd  winner,sd Read my reviews (3)
5 8-15-2010
Very good papers.

I bought these for polishing frets, and they work good. I would still use steel wool first though, so the dirt doesn't clog the papers.

flyingv  manitoba Read my reviews (28)
5 8-12-2010
One of the most useful products there is!

I find these flexible cloths fantastic
for fret polishing, body mark removal
and any situation where you might need
fine / super fine sanding without the grit residue or resorting to wet & dry papers
The tough backing withstands a heap of
hi- speed hand 'to-ing and fro-ing' and can polish and smooth odd shapes like grungy nut corners and fret tips
- they can be used with fine cutting / polishing compounds as well for mirror finishes

A superb product - hard to go back to normal papers once tried!

Neilmac  Emerald Victoria Australia Read my reviews (4)
5 5-17-2010
Old dog, new tricks

Always hoped someone would make these. The best abrasives in the shop. Truly flexible and great for polishing - clean and easy. Frets come out like jewelry with very little prep. Fantastic

Dan Kamps, Kamps Guitars  Kittery, ME
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