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3M™ Utility Cloth Sheet 011K

  • Aluminum oxide abrasive produces a consistent finish
  • Lightweight cloth backing is both flexible and durable for hand sanding without tearing
  • Flexible backing works well on contours
  • Closed coat maximizes the cutting surface
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Available options:
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Attribute Name
Abrasive Material
Aluminum Oxide
Alternative Sale Availability
6. This item is for industrial use only and there are no VOC restrictions.
Deburring, Finishing, Surface Preparation
Application Category
Blending/Deburring, Finishing/Polishing
Backing Material
Backing Weight
J Weight
Coat Type
Closed Coat
Color Family
Equipment - Machines
Hand Sanding
Form Type
Coarse, Fine, Medium
Marine, MRO
Defense, Facilities Management
National Stock Number
5350004227633, 5350005844653
Overall Length (Imperial)
11 in
Overall Length (Metric)
279.4 mm
Overall Width (Imperial)
9 in
Overall Width (Metric)
228.6 mm
Product Color
Product Form
All Metals, Paint
Substrate Category
Metal, Paint & Primer
Product Details
  • Aluminum oxide abrasive produces a consistent finish
  • Lightweight cloth backing is both flexible and durable for hand sanding without tearing
  • Flexible backing works well on contours
  • Closed coat maximizes the cutting surface
  • Sheets can be torn by hand for convenient sizing and reduced waste

3M™ Utility Cloth Sheet 011K is a lightweight pliable abrasive cloth sheet made with aluminum oxide mineral and used for hand polishing soft metals.

Flexible Utility
Our 3M™ Utility Cloth Sheet is Best for metal polishing because it provides excellent flexibility and durability, even when rolled or folded. It is constructed with aluminum oxide and bonded to a flexible J-weight cloth backing, which can be torn by hand when a smaller piece is needed. This multi-use sheet comes in three grades: coarse, medium, and fine.

Mineral Performance Comparison
3M™ Utility Cloth Sheet 011K
Multiple Applications
Our utility cloth sheets are suitable for many different sanding and maintenance applications on metal or wood surfaces. The cloth backing in sheet form provides the flexibility needed to sand circular edges or small pieces, without tearing as easily as paper or losing grit from folding or bending.
Product ID Mineral Backing Feature Performance Blending Finishing Cleaning
011K Aluminum Oxide Flexible Utility Cloth Closed Coat; General purpose use
211K Aluminum Oxide Flexible Utility Cloth Use for all general maintenance work
314D Premium Aluminum Oxide Durable Cloth Strong bonding system for shelling resistance

Importantly, our hand-held abrasive offers the precision that may not available with machine sanding. Faced with finishing intricate parts and tackling hard-to-reach areas, industrial professionals may turn to hand-held abrasives to get the job done. 3M™ Utility Cloth Roll 011K was designed to help these professionals customize their approach, applying the right amount of hand-held pressure and tailoring the abrasive to meet their project needs.

Recommended Applications
Strips of cloth backed abrasive are especially good for hand sanding round stock, such as tubing or rod, but useful also in curved surfaces, polishing metal and removing paint from metal surfaces.

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