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3M adds versatile Ultra Flexible sandpaper

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.

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“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.”

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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.

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This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue.

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