3M Polishing Papers - 12 Large sheets
3M Tr-M-Ite Polishing Papers - could this be the best abrasive there is for mirror polishing silver, acrylics, resin, wood and many other materials?
This is a great value BULK BUY set with 12 sheets of the 3M WetorDry Tri-M-Ite Polishing Papers. You get two full-sized sheets (US letter size which is very similar to A4) of each grit.
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.
Works wonders on silver clay, sterling silver, and also resin like Alumilite Resin, plastics, acrylics, polyurethanes surface composites, and. Use to remove scratches and bring back transparency to acrylic and polycarbonate. The precision micron grading provides a uniform, consistent finish.
Luthiers and instrument makers - this product is loved by many of you for giving a beautiful finish to your frets and other wood work.
To hand finish your work to a mirror finish, start with the coarsest grit and work to the finest grit. When you see uniform fine lines, move to the next grit. Do not skip grits or you won't get a mirror finish. Grits are colour coded for easy identification.
Each sheet is 21.6cm x 27.9cm (8.5" x 11"). This is a US Letter size, which is very similar to an A4 sheet (A4 is a little taller, and Letter is a little wider of the two).
Please note - these set have not been split up, or the sheets been cut in half. You get 12 FULL SIZED sheets, TWO sheets of each grit.
The set includes 12 sheets:
- 2 x Light Green - 1 Micron / 8,000 grit
- 2 x Mint - 2 Micron / 6,000 grit
- 2 x Pink - 3 Micron / 4,000 grit
- 2 x Blue - 9 Micron / 1,200 grit
- 2 x Grey - 15 Micron / 600 grit
- 2 x Green - 30 Micron / 400 grit
TOP TIP - Write the grit with a marker pen on the back to help you identify the grit even when it gets a little dirty.
IF YOU FIND THIS SET CHEAPER ELSEWHERE - LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE SHEETS, AND HOW MANY YOU GET. MANY OF THESE ARE SOLD AS CUT-UP PIECES, OR WITH ONLY ONE SHEET OF EACH GRIT.
You can also buy each of these as individual sheets (click here to see the range) perfect for when you find your favourite grit that you use more than others.
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Best way to hand polish. Great product.
These are great! When I got them I was a bit dubious as they look just like, well, paper! But on using them, I am thrilled. Just polished up two silver bangles I made and they are so shiny and smooth. Would definitely buy these again!
Loved this! My crafts turned out shinier that i could imagine :D
Hands down the best way to start with polishing when you are a newbie! All of my Students get a sample of these papers to use in class, a really inexpensive way of getting a professional finish to your work & they can be used over & over again.
I used these papers with a 500 grit sandpaper in order to sand and polish some epoxy resin pieces I made, and they work perfectly. Definitely will buy again once I finish the ones I bought.
These seem a little pricey up front, but you get so many papers, and they're huge- they'll last ages as long as you keep them stored neatly and use them carefully. It's always amazing to see my fired silver clay pieces shine up step by step with these- they really give a fantastic finish.
These papers are great value for money! They came well packaged and flat, with a handy sticker on the front to remind me what colour = what micron. So far I’ve used them to sand 2 12pc dice sets, and they are holding up well! I’ll need more of the first micron in a few more sets, but every other page shows barely any wear and tear. And the mirror shine is beautiful on the finished pieces
These papers are excellent quality and last for ages. Working through the papers allows a beautiful shine to be created on silver clay pieces. A must have item.
Amazing to see my fired metal clay go from white to mirror-shiny silver by rubbing these in order of grit. Would definitely recommend