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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 8-28-2013
What the pros use

I have yet to use these on a guitar related project, but I work with fiber optics and this is what we use to polish aerobic connectors, so it's no joke when they say this stuff polishes to a mirror shine. I'm sure it will work brilliantly on my guitars.

jered  munster, in Read my reviews (5)
5 8-26-2013
Best fret polishing abrasive

600 and 1200 grit will shine your frets like a mirror. Awesome stuff!

All-Strings Instrument Service  IL Read my reviews (8)
5 7-04-2013
A nice touch

Quality 3M product. I usually go to 3000 grit, then to rubbing compound, not anymore, 4000, to 8000 3M micron paper with water and dishsoap does the trick. Polish/buff and I'm happy

songworks  Ajax, Canada
5 6-27-2013

Finished doing a neck with tru oil and used the 600 between coats and the 1200 and 4000 to buff and polish it to a slick smooth perfect feeling neck..

T Jones  Chester, MT Read my reviews (39)
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5 6-16-2013
Simply Amazing!

These make polishing Frets a breeze. Excellent for finish repair jobs. I am going to try and post a picture of a Birdseye Maple Fret Board that’s frets were polished and a divot in the board repaired with these. A must have.

Rock'n R Guitars  Montana, USA Read my reviews (10)
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5 5-28-2013
Save some time and effort and use these.

Much faster than other polishing papers, you can use them wet or dry for just about anything. Great stuff.

Mack L.  California Read my reviews (18)
4 4-18-2013
Perfect small area polishers

Great on fixing dings but you have to start with course and work up to fine, without polishing media (do not skip steps). I cut smaller strips and find this is quite handy for smaller areas and neck work.

Griggles  Calgary Read my reviews (11)
5 4-11-2013
good stuff

Another alrounder especially good for small irregular shapes, nuts, frets, finish touch ups, etc.

papabird  England Read my reviews (4)
5 3-31-2013
A Must Have!

These Papers don't clog quickly and they leave a beautiful shine!

DJB  USA Read my reviews (4)
5 3-19-2013
Nice Stuff

A month later and i'm still using the first pieces i cut.

Bugs Wisely  Maine Read my reviews (4)
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