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Polishing Cloths

A selection of premium polishing cloths for coarse and fine polishing of hard, soft and composite materials. Most cloths are available with plain or PSA backing for easy mounting on the polishing discs. The plain polishing cloths need to be clamped on the polishing discs with a clamping ring. To facilitate this the plain discs are aproximately 2" larger than the polishing discs so the cloth folds over the edge of the disc for clamping. 8" plain polishing cloths are 10" diameter and 10" plain polishing cloths are 12" diameter. The polishing cloths can be used with diamond compound, diamond spray or alumina suspension.

Hard Cloths
  • Low resilience, (e.g. Woven Nylon)
  • Used for rough and intermediate polishing
Soft Cloths
  • High resilience
  • Low nap (e.g. Rayon pile)
  • Used for final polishing


Rough Polishing
(Hard Cloths)
Nylon Polishing Cloth
Nylon Cloth,
Adhesive Back
Met-X Polishing Cloth
Met-X Cloth, Adhesive Back
Met-X Polishing Cloth
Cotton (high grade) Cloth, Plain Back
 
Intermediate
Polishing
Alpha-A Polishing Cloth
Alpha-A Cloth, Plain
& Adhesive Back
Alpha-B Polishing Cloth
Alpha-B Cloth,
Adhesive Back
static free selvyt cloth
Selvyt Cloth,
Plain Back
Alpha-B Polishing Cloth
NEW Cotton Cloth, Medium Nap,
Adhesive Back
Finishing
(Soft Cloths)
Alpha-B Polishing Cloth
NEW Synthetic Velvet Cloth, Adhesive Back
Rayon Velvet Polishing Cloth
Rayon Velvet Cloth,
Plain Back
Rayon Velvet Polishing Cloth
MultiTex Cloth,
Adhesive Back
 

NOTE: Cloths can be used in more than one stage of the polishing process, and some are included in more than one category. The best cloth for a given polishing step will depend on the particuar process. The table above gives general guidlines, but for any polishing process, some experimentation will be needed.





Rough Polishing/Stiff Cloth for Flatness & High Edge Retention

Woven and nonwoven cloth with very low nap



Nylon Polishing Cloth micrograph50x   Nylon Polishing Cloth10x

Nylon Polishing Cloth

Adhesive back for polishing most materials with diamond or alumina while maintaining flatness.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-63 Nylon Polishing Cloth, 8" PSA pkg/10 $62.00
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Met-X Polishing Cloth micrograph50x   Met-X Polishing Cloth10x

Met-X Polishing Cloth

Adhesive back. Popular first polish cloth for diamond, high cutting rate with good edge retention.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-37 Met-X Polishing Cloth, 8" PSA pkg/10 $67.00
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816-38 Met-X Polishing Cloth, 10" PSA pkg/10 99.00
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Cotton Polishing Cloth micrograph50x

Cotton (high grade) Polishing Cloth

Plain back. Natural, low nap first polish cotton cloth used on soft materials with diamond, alumina and oxides.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-92 Cotton (high grade) Cloth, 8" Plain (actual size 10") pkg/10 $89.00
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Intermediate & General Purpose Polishing Cloths

Cloths for intermediate to final polishing medium


Alpha-A Polishing Cloth micrograph50x   Alpha-A Polishing Cloth10x

Alpha-A Polishing Cloth

Plain and adhesive back. Popular final polish, low nap cloth used with diamond or alumina for most materials.

Alpha-A Polishing Cloth, Plain and Adhesive Back
Popular final polish, low nap cloth used with diamond or alumina for most materials.
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-16 Alpha-A Polishing Cloth, 8" Plain (actual size 10") pkg/10 $54.00
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816-17 Alpha-A Polishing Cloth, 8" PSA pkg/10 61.65
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816-18 Alpha-A Polishing Cloth, 10" Plain (actual size 12") pkg/10 84.00
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816-19 Alpha-A Polishing Cloth, 10" PSA pkg/10 84.00
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Alpha-A Polishing Cloth micrograph50x   Alpha-B Polishing Cloth10x

Alpha-B Polishing Cloth

Low nap mylar backed variation of Alpha-A for final polishing of most materials, not used with alcohol thinners.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-24 Alpha-B Polishing Cloth, 8" PSA pkg/10 $54.25
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static free selvyt cloth   Selvyt Polishing Cloth micrograph50x   static free selvyt cloth10x

Selvyt Polishing Cloth

Plain back. Cotton medium nap used for first and final polishing of metals and ceramics with alumina.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-72 Selvyt Polishing Cloth, Plain, 8" Plain (Actual size 10") pkg/10 $105.00
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Alpha-A Polishing Cloth micrograph50x   Alpha-B Polishing Cloth10x

NEW Cotton Cloth

A medium nap adhesive-backed cotton for intermediate polishing. Used with diamond or alumina polishing compounds. Equivalent performance to former South Bay Technologies #PCM08A.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-3 Cotton Cloth, medium nap, 8" PSA pkg/10 $59.50
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Soft Cloths, Suitable for Intermediate to Final Polishing



Alpha-A Polishing Cloth micrograph50x   Alpha-B Polishing Cloth10x

NEW Synthetic Velvet Cloth

For intermediate and final polishing. This is an adhesive-backed short nap cloth with thin fabric backing for high quality finishing with minimal relief or edge rounding. Fibers are smaller and slightly longer than #816-3. Equivalent performance to former South Bay Technologies #PSV08A.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-4 Synthetic Velvet Cloth, 8" PSA pkg/10 $45.60
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Rayon Velvet Polishing Cloth micrograph50x   Rayon Velvet Polishing Cloth10x

Rayon Velvet Cloth

Plain back. Synthetic rayon velvet for polishing and final polishing soft materials such as gold, lead and tin with alumina.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-109 Rayon Velvet Polishing Cloth, 8" Plain (Actual size 10") pkg/10 $101.10
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Rayon Velvet Polishing Cloth micrograph50x   Rayon Velvet Polishing Cloth10x

Multi-Tex Cloth

A superior fine polishing cloth with short nap for obtaining an optical quality finish. Compatible with diamond pastes and suspensions, alumina suspensions & colloidal silica. Equivalent performance to former South Bay Technologies #PMT08A.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-12 MultiTex Cloth, 8", PSA pkg/10 $191.00
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3m adhesive remover

3M™ Adhesive Remover

Powerful replacement for mineral spirits, solvents and other unfriendly cleaners. Ideally suited for removing used grinding/lapping/polishing discs with PSA backing from their support discs. New food-grade citrus based 3M™ adhesive remover is also very effective in removing overspray of any aerosol adhesives, grease, oil, grime, tape residue, tar, wax, etc. A solvent-free formulation that provides wipe-away convenience with no filmy residue.

Active ingredient is listed as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) for food contact applications under FDA21 CFR 182.20.

Flammable propellent.

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Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
For Sale in U.S.A. Only
80924 3M™ Adhesive Remover, 6.25 oz. cans case/6 $67.00
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80924-1 3M™ Adhesive Remover, 18.5 oz. can each 43.00
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80924-10 3M™ Adhesive Remover, 18.5 oz. cans case/6 212.00
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