Looking for a better way to sand contoured shapes and difficult-to-reach areas? 3M offers a solution with its new Ultra Flexible abrasives, available in sheets and rolls.
“This is a brand new innovation in sandpaper,” product manager Lynn Ogburn says. “It is very versatile. For example, it can be used on flat surfaces — like the top of dresser — and the same sheet can also be used on the profile of a leg or to sand inside a drawer.
“You can fold it in half or create smaller pieces, roll it for contoured areas, shape it around anything and twist it.”
The sheets are available in four grits from medium to extra fine: 100, 150, 220 and 320.
“They feature a premium mineral for the cut and the finish, and also an innovative film backing to resist punctures and tears. They are clog-resistant so wood dust doesn’t settle into the mineral and stop sanding,” Ogburn adds.
A package of 4-1/2” x 7” sheets sells for about $5. A 10-1/2’-long roll sells for $14.97.
For information, visit www.mmm.com.
This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue.