Why Use an Emery Cloth Instead of Sandpaper?
- Stripping paint to metal
- Rust removal
- Preparing metal surfaces for treatments and repair
An emery cloth is specially suited for sanding metal surfaces. Unlike traditional sandpaper, its durable cloth backing won't come apart or shred during aggressive sanding, helping to reduce the possibility of small fragments being left on the prepared surface. Traditional self-fracturing abrasives used on sandpaper can wear down quickly compared to emery abrasive, which includes non-fibrous metal oxide minerals to make it extra tough and help control tiny particles from breaking off and interfering with the next steps in metal paint preparation. The entire cloth is resin cured for added durability and resistance to heat, an added benefit especially during machine sanding.
The 3M™ Emery Cloth comes in assorted grits for use during the Prepare stage of our 3M™ Body Repair System.
About the 3M™ Body Repair System
Even a small repair can seem complex at first. So 3M's Body Repair System simplifies the entire automotive body repair process by dividing it into four stages:
Stage 1 — Prepare.
This stage includes pulling dents, removal of paint and rust and efficient, effective masking of the area.
Stage 2 — Fill.
This stage involves patching holes with reinforced filler and smoothing and shaping filler before painting.
Stage 3 — Paint.
This stage includes painting the area and blending and smoothing primer and paint.
Stage 4 — Finish.
The final stage for showroom-grade results: removing small defects, sealing and polishing clear coats and other painted surfaces.
3M supplies premium products such as abrasives, tapes, body fillers and tools for every stage. This system helps you work easily, efficiently and successfully across the entire body repair process.
Better Science for Better Sanding from 3M
All the way through the body repair process, 3M has you covered with products and supplies designed for top performance during specific jobs. This is Science. Applied to Life. ™ And our 3M™ Emery Cloth is a great example, with the added strength to make paint prep and metal sanding easier, faster and better for your auto body repair.
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- Excellent for removing paint, rust and corrosion from metal
- Stone and oxide mineral emery abrasive holds up to hard metal surfaces
- Cloth backing resists shredding and tearing
- Available in fine, medium and coarse grits
- Suitable for hand or machine sanding
- Use during the Prepare stage of the 3M™ Body Repair System