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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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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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3M Flexible Polishing Papers

About This Item

'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


Video

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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5.0

These are great

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Was not disappointed. These are great and work just as described. Thanks guys

5.0

polishing paper

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Very good design. Works great!

5.0

Polishing cloth and fret guards

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Awesome like every thing else from stewmac. Just what I needed. Thank you!

4.0

nice product

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These worked quite well...pricey but worth it. I just wish I didn't have to pay $8.95 shipping for $30 of goods.

5.0

Something I use quite often.  

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The nice thing about these is you can cut them into strips use just what is needed. I like them for saddles and nuts. The grit is not overly aggressive, which I like. I agree with another reviewer that the color on the abrasive side could be brighter. A must have.

3.0

Nice for the right job...3.5 Stars

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I bought the full set of sheets to try out all gauges. They worked good on softer and smoother finish work. When I tried them on parts that had higher abrasions seemed to tare easier than expected. Great product and...nice for the right job.

5.0

there isn't a better way

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I have not found a better, user friendly way to polish frets than 3M polishing papers. I use them in conjunction with the fret dressing stick.

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Polishing Papers

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I was very happy with this product, it works very well. That said the high count grit paper that is white can be a bit difficult to tell which side is the grit side.

5.0

perfect

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Perfect for almost anything and has great durability

3.0

Don't bother with the lower grits...

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From 1200-8000. the papers are fabulous. 400-600 fill up fast and never really work that well. Regular sandpaper is cheaper and better. So I go from 600-1000 with regular paper. Then I use this stuff.

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