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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3M Flexible Polishing Papers Green, 30 micron/400 grit, per sheet

Green, 30 micron/400 grit, per sheet

Item # 6040
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$2.50

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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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$2.50

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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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$2.50

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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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$2.50

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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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$2.50

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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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$2.50

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3M Flexible Polishing Papers, Set of all 6 grits

3M Flexible Polishing Papers, Set of all 6 grits

Item # 6046
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$15.00 $13.80

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Flexible polishing papers for instrument work

Dan Erlewine on using cloth-like polishing abrasives for guitar repair. They're a micro-grit "finishing fabric" that conforms to any shape, wet or dry.


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Product Details

'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


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Very good papers.

By flyingv from manitoba
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 15, 2010


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.

One of the most useful products there is!

By Neilmac from Emerald Victoria Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 12, 2010


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!

Old dog, new tricks

By Dan Kamps, Kamps Guitars from Kittery, ME
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 17, 2010


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

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