Abrasives for Guitar Finishing


Dry Sheet Abrasives

 

3M 216U FRE-CUT™ GOLD is the longest-lasting, best cutting sandpaper we’ve used. It’s about the only dry sandpaper we’ve found that sands dewaxed shellac and other hard-to-sand finishes without corning immediately.  It’s graded to tighter particle size deviation tolerances and is made with modified stearates that don’t cause problems with in-between sanding of water-based . And it leaves no residue which results in a chalky look or causes problems with finishes. Well worth the price and is one of the most often used sandpapers in our shop.

NOTE – 216u is “P” graded. To see how this grading system compares to conventional CAMI graded paper click here

9″ x 11″ Sheets

GRITS (P Designation)  – Order in quantities of 10 sheets or sleeves of 50 – grits available 80, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220, 240, 280, 320, 360, 400, 500, 600, 800

 

#3M/5PK – 5 sheets pack Choose from 80-400. $10.99 (Packs are 5 sheets of same grit) 


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#3M/10PK – 10 sheet pk – $17.95 (Packs are 10 sheets of same grit) 


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 #3M/50SLV – sleeve of 50 sheets – $64.95

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Abrasives for Wet Sanding

 

P1000

3M WETORDTY™  is the industry standard for wet-sanding. We buy this product from the automotive division which has the most demanding standards.

NOTE – WETORDRY  is CAMI  graded. To see how this grading system compares to conventional CAMI graded paper click here

 

 

 

9″ x 11″ Sheets

5 sheet pk – $13.25


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270J Flexible Abrasive Sheets – I fell in love with this paper the first time I used it. Absolutely the best paper for wet-sanding finishes, and is the go-to paper I use after initail dry sanding/levelling the finish with Fre-Cut 800 above. Packs of 5 sheets or boxes of 25. Each sheet is perforated so you can tear it into 2. Can be used wet of dry.

 

 

 

270J-5 – packs of 5. $13.59 Choose from P800, P1000, P1200, P1500


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 270-J-25 – Box of 25 (with backing pad) – $55.90


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3M 7447 Maroon Scotchbrite Pads – These pads make their return due to customer request. This is grade very fine and about equivalent to 0-00 grade steel wool. Great for sanding bare wood and working with finishes.

#7447 – Very Fine grade 6 x 9 pads.
5 Pack – $9.99




 


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3M 7448 Gray Scotchbrite Pads – These pads make their return due to customer request.
This is grade is ultra fine and about equivalent to 000-0000 grade steel wool. Great for polishing and rubbing finishes as well as general cleaning.

#7448 – Ultra Fine grade 6 x 9 pads.
5 Pack – $10.95




 


whitepad_74453M 7445 White Scotchbrite Pads – These pads make their return due to customer request. This is the least aggressive of all the Scotchbrite products and are used for blending, light cleaning and polishing. Also a great way to apply polishes, waxes, and gel products like stains and gel finishes.

#7445 – Super Fine grade 6 x 9 pads.
5 pack – $12.95




 


multiflex_maroonNew! 3M Multi-Flex Scotchbrite Pads – Multi-Flex abrasive pads are similar to standard Scotchbrite pads (above), but are thinner so they’re more conformable to contours.  Pads are on a self-dispensing perforated roll so you can easily tear off individual 4″ x 8″ pads. Very handy and much better for in-between finish sanding. Very Fine grade is approximately 320 grit and similar to 00 grade steel wool. Ultra Fine is approximately 600 grit and similar to 000 steel wool.

#07521 – Very Fine (maroon) roll 8 in. x 20 ft. – $43.00