3M Flexible Polishing Papers

3M Flexible Polishing Papers

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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$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

Set of all 6 grits

Item # 6046
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List Price $15.00
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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

Saved me from the bad memory

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Worked as advertised. I also purchased the small foam buffing pad, and fine polishing compound. All worked wonderfully, and saved me from having to deal with a dent in the finish of my guitar.
Thanks StewMac, Now I'm waiting for my next order...should be here tomorrow!

5.0

A must have for finishes

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I use the different grits for my ukulele finishes. They work great around curved surfaces. Much better than "paper" ...

5.0

Makes bone shine

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I finish every nut and saddle off with these polishing papers—it's the finishing touches like this that make a setup really stand out. These are surprisingly strong and yet cut easily with scissors/razor for custom sized strips. While I primarily use them for polishing bone, they also are indispensable for spot polishing drop fills.

A critical piece of my setup/finishing kit.

5.0

Key feature = extreme flex

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These polishing papers are great for general polishing tasks but their primary advantage is their flexibility. In my experience there are very few corners on the average instrument these papers can not be made to reach and so they are an excellent option for spot polishing in those tightest spots.

5.0

great for final sanding

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excellent, recommended by Andy Timmons tech.

5.0

Great for polymer clay

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I use these on my polymer clay projects and they work great

4.0

3M Polishing Papers

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Work great. Since there are six grits and six colors I assume the colors indicate the grit. It would be nice if the color codes were included in the package.

5.0

Fret job finisher....

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I like these polishing papers for buffing out the frets as the last step.

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Polishing Paper

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I love these flexible papers they work really well. I use them to polish my violin and viola fingerboards.

5.0

Love these!

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I'm not a pro repair person, but I do basic work on my guitars. I recently bought an inexpensive Korean guitar that had rough frets, and tried these papers out instead of using steel wool. They are fantastic, with none of the dust and metal fiber residue of steel wool. The heaviest of the papers did a great job of smoothing out the frets, and each successive grade polished them more until they were like glass. Highly recommended.

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