3M Polishing Papers - the most amazing polishing paper there is!
They're made from micron sized abrasive particles, slurry coated onto a non-woven synthetic backing. They are soft, cloth-like and paper thin, so wraps smoothly around your piece. You can also wrap the paper around a wooden stick, if you only want to polish the raised surfaces on your piece, for instance, if you have oxidised the piece.
The precision micron grading provides a uniform, consistent finish. These are sometimes referred to as Tri-M-Item papers, or lapping papers. They really give you the most fantastic mirror-like finish on metal clay and silver! We mainly keep these for use on the fired silver, as the clay clogs them up too fast.
Measurements per sheet 216x279mm (8 1/2" x 11"), approx. A4
Green - 30 Micron; 6000-grit
Available in singles or packs of 10.
Works very smoothe and fine. I'm very happy with that.
I use the 3M polishing papers a lot and the dark green 30 micron the most along with the 15 micron so it is great I can buy these individually, they last quite a long time and they are very flexible to work with and I get good results. I also often use this one or the 15 micron if I want a satin finish on a piece as I find I can get the sort of look I am after with those two. I have yet to try the spectrum papers which I am interested to try to compare with these.
I use this green cloth first on my dried clay pieces before using the other grits in order. its quite abrasive so files down your clay flat and smooth within just a few sweeps. Alternatively it can be used on fired pieces and it is also just as abrasive on finished silver. Perfect to remove fine scratches and bring to a mirror shine using all of the 3m papers in order.
I use this cloth after oxidation to bring back the highlights. It does a perfect job and much less messy than steel wool. Metal Clay Ltd sell these for a very good price.
Very good 3M paper Polishes well
I use these sanding sheets for my silver clay when fired, they polish my charms beautifully