Sandpaper & Abrasive Cloth Sheets

Sandpaper (sometimes referred to as glasspaper) is a type of thick paper with abrasive materials on one or both sides. Although it is called sandpaper, the abrasive material is typically aluminium oxide or silicon carbide. Abrasive cloths have a similar construction, but the base material is cloth rather than paper. Abrasive cloths are sometimes referred to as emery cloths, and use emery as the abrasive.

What are sandpaper and abrasive cloths used for?

Sandpaper and abrasive cloths are used to smooth surfaces such as wood or metal. The smoothing of surfaces might be a finishing touch or to prepare a surface before work takes place. Sandpaper and abrasive sheets can also be used to remove media such as paint or varnish from a surface.

What is the difference between grades or grits of sandpaper?

Sandpaper and abrasive cloths normally have a grade. This helps to differentiate between how smooth or coarse the sandpaper is. The higher the grade is, the finer the sandpaper is. For example, sandpaper with a grade (sometimes called grit) from 350 to 600 is fine and should be used for small imperfections. Sandpaper with lower grades such as 40 to 60 is coarser. A coarser grit enables you to strip materials and carry out heavy sanding.

What is wet sandpaper?

Some sandpaper can be used wet. The sandpaper is either sprayed with water or soaked prior to use. This has a number of benefits including reducing the dust generated and also improving the quality of the finish. Wet sanding is often used on vehicles to provide the smoothest possible surface before they are resprayed.

Pack Sizes

Sandpaper is available in a range of shapes and sizes. You can buy sandpaper in rolls, in larger sheets or smaller pre-cut pieces.


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Description Price Abrasive Material Grit Size Grade Sheet Size Length Width Number of Sheets per Pack Model Series
RS Stock No. 162-3468
Mfr. Part No.3M230U 230X280 P40
Brand3M
MYR175.17
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide P40 Coarse 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm - - -
RS Stock No. 153-117
Mfr. Part No.3M235U 03652
Brand3M
MYR155.89
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P240 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 50 3M -
RS Stock No. 237-8119
Mfr. Part No.3M734 230X280 P1200
Brand3M
MYR95.87
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Silicon Carbide P1200 Super Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm - Wetordry -
RS Stock No. 152-906
Mfr. Part No.3M255P 05420
Brand3M
MYR115.60
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P320 Very Fine 127 x 70mm 127mm 70mm 50 Hookit -
RS Stock No. 307-8876
Mfr. Part No.GC-8004-7483-2
Brand3M
MYR1.559
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Silicon Carbide P240 Very Fine 127 x 70mm 127mm 70mm - - -
RS Stock No. 153-000
Mfr. Part No.3M255P 05428
Brand3M
MYR117.89
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P80 Medium 127 x 70mm 127mm 70mm 50 Hookit -
RS Stock No. 153-331
Mfr. Part No.3M235U 03655
Brand3M
MYR170.89
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P150 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 50 3M -
RS Stock No. 153-347
Mfr. Part No.3M235U 03657
Brand3M
MYR155.89
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P100 Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 50 3M -
RS Stock No. 706-7186
Mfr. Part No.62906
Brand3M
MYR344.15
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide P40 Coarse 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 314D -
RS Stock No. 706-7218
Mfr. Part No.62907
Brand3M
MYR226.58
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide P320 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 3M -
RS Stock No. 706-7198
Mfr. Part No.62903
Brand3M
MYR238.06
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide P80 Medium 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 3M -
RS Stock No. 706-7211
Mfr. Part No.62896
Brand3M
MYR228.54
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide P400 Extra Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 3M -
RS Stock No. 153-246
Mfr. Part No.3M235U 03658
Brand3M
MYR171.12
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P80 Medium 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 50 3M -
RS Stock No. 153-101
Mfr. Part No.3M235U 03653
Brand3M
MYR155.89
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P220 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 50 3M -
RS Stock No. 152-833
Mfr. Part No.3M255P 05424
Brand3M
MYR94.48
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P180 Very Fine 127 x 70mm 127mm 70mm 50 Hookit -
RS Stock No. 153-123
Mfr. Part No.3M235U 03654
Brand3M
MYR155.89
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P180 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 50 3M -
RS Stock No. 152-827
Mfr. Part No.3M255P 05422
Brand3M
MYR94.48
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P240 Very Fine 127 x 70mm 127mm 70mm 50 Hookit -
RS Stock No. 706-7192
Mfr. Part No.62902
Brand3M
MYR226.58
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide P100 Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 3M -
RS Stock No. 706-7205
Mfr. Part No.62899
Brand3M
MYR226.58
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide P180 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 3M -
RS Stock No. 168-3868
Mfr. Part No.7000034038
Brand3M
MYR224.79
1 Bag of 50
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide P150 Fine 230 x 280mm 230mm 280mm 50 - 618