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Metal Finishing

Versatile, easy-to-use abrasives for producing a wide range of surface finish effects.


3M Abrasives for Metal Finishing

The process of getting metal substrates to the desired level of surface finish is key to meeting client expectation, whether it's a painted or cosmetic finish. Finishing abrasive products from 3M are designed to get the job done fast while maintaining finishing consistency from one workpiece to another.

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Winning Abrasive Combinations for Metal Finishing

Pairing the right abrasives together can result in a winning combination that optimizes productivity, designed for worker comfort, and helps deliver high-quality results for your metalworking application.

Metal Finishing Application Videos

Watch videos of our winning abrasive combinations to learn more and help you find the one that's right for your application.

Find the Right Product for your Job

Use our comparison chart to find the finishing abrasives you need.

Solution Spotlight | Stainless Steel #4 Finish

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Achieve a #4 finish on stainless steel.
Use the before-and-after slider to see how 3M abrasives can quickly transform a raw stainless steel part into an attractive piece of decorative steel. The #4 finish is the most common aesthetic finish for stainless steel, and 3M abrasives make it easy and repeatable for operators of every skill level.

In this simple demonstration, a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Cloth Belt 784F was used to remove the welds and set the grain. Next, Scotch-Brite™ Durable Flex Belt created the final finish.

Abrasive Solutions for Every Step of the Way

At 3M we specialize in delivering engineered abrasive solutions for every step of your abrasive process. We help you improve productivity and safety so that you can succeed every day from first cut to final finish.

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