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post #1 of 5 Old 07-19-2011, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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What is the most flexible sandpaper available?

Hello, I'm new here. I have a big problem. I need to find the most flexible cloth backed sandpaper available.

I work with musical instrument reeds and I use a form that has a specific contour to it and I need to glue a strip of sandpaper down to it so that it conforms to the profile exactly, this is very precision work. I'm cutting medium soft wood and the sandpaper needs to be replaced often and it's a real pain if the paper is not flexible because it won't hold the profile.

So I'm looking for the most flexible sandpaper out there. The last stuff I tired was Klingspors Gold paper and it was J-flex weight and it is still too stiff and does not conform to the profile on my sanding form.

Any ideas?

A friend of mine uses something from 3M but I don't know what and can't contact him.....

Thanks for any help!

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OH, wait a minute ............Yep!.............That's what he said!

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+1 on the emery. i get the good stuff at the auto paint supply.
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Flexible sand paper

Micro Mesh hands down.

available from 300 to 12,000 grit.

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Originally Posted by jack warner View Post
+1 on the emery. i get the good stuff at the auto paint supply.

Amazon.com is a great place to purchase emery cloth. Cannot imagine any thing that would be more flexible.

I always keep some on hand. Never can tell when it would be needed.

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