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. 237-8119
Mfr. Part No.3M734 230X280 P1200
Brand3M
$33.76
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Silicon Carbide P1200 Super Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm - Wetordry -
RS Stock No. 153-117
Mfr. Part No.3M235U 03652
Brand3M
$60.20
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P240 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 50 3M -
RS Stock No. 152-906
Mfr. Part No.3M255P 05420
Brand3M
$33.92
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P320 Very Fine 127 x 70mm 127mm 70mm 50 Hookit -
RS Stock No. 153-123
Mfr. Part No.3M235U 03654
Brand3M
$60.20
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P180 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 50 3M -
RS Stock No. 168-3873
Mfr. Part No.7000034042
Brand3M
$86.80
1 Bag of 50
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide P280 Fine 230 x 280mm 230mm 280mm 50 - 618
RS Stock No. 307-8876
Mfr. Part No.GC-8004-7483-2
Brand3M
$0.602
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Silicon Carbide P240 Very Fine 127 x 70mm 127mm 70mm - - -
RS Stock No. 152-805
Mfr. Part No.3M255P 05426
Brand3M
$32.48
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P120 Fine 127 x 70mm 127mm 70mm 50 Hookit -
RS Stock No. 168-3867
Mfr. Part No.7000034044
Brand3M
$86.80
1 Bag of 50
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide P120 Fine 230 x 280mm 230mm 280mm 50 - 618
RS Stock No. 168-3875
Mfr. Part No.7000034045
Brand3M
$86.80
1 Bag of 50
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide P400 Fine 230 x 280mm 230mm 280mm 50 - 618
RS Stock No. 153-000
Mfr. Part No.3M255P 05428
Brand3M
$34.40
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P80 Medium 127 x 70mm 127mm 70mm 50 Hookit -
RS Stock No. 153-353
Mfr. Part No.3M235U 03656
Brand3M
$60.20
1 Lot of 50
Lot(s)
Aluminium Oxide P120 Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 50 3M -
RS Stock No. 168-3868
Mfr. Part No.7000034038
Brand3M
$86.80
1 Bag of 50
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide P150 Fine 230 x 280mm 230mm 280mm 50 - 618
RS Stock No. 706-7186
Mfr. Part No.62906
Brand3M
$132.90
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide P40 Coarse 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 314D -
RS Stock No. 706-7198
Mfr. Part No.62903
Brand3M
$91.93
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide P80 Medium 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 3M -
RS Stock No. 706-7209
Mfr. Part No.62897
Brand3M
$87.50
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide P240 Very Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 3M -
RS Stock No. 168-3866
Mfr. Part No.7000034043
Brand3M
$86.80
1 Bag of 50
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide P100 Fine 230 x 280mm 230mm 280mm 50 - 618
RS Stock No. 168-3874
Mfr. Part No.7000034041
Brand3M
$86.80
1 Bag of 50
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide P320 Fine 230 x 280mm 230mm 280mm 50 - 618
RS Stock No. 168-3871
Mfr. Part No.7000082081
Brand3M
$86.80
1 Bag of 50
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide P220 Fine 230 x 280mm 230mm 280mm 50 - 618
RS Stock No. 162-3468
Mfr. Part No.3M230U 230X280 P40
Brand3M
$51.62
1 Box of 25
Box(es)
Aluminium Oxide P40 Coarse 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm - - -
RS Stock No. 168-3872
Mfr. Part No.7000034040
Brand3M
$86.80
1 Bag of 50
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide P240 Fine 230 x 280mm 230mm 280mm 50 - 618