3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 253FA is a tough, reliable belt for flat finishing and centerless applications. Employing microreplicated aluminum oxide mineral resin-bonded on a durable, waterproof backing, this belt is available in many forms and a range of splices. It is ideal for use with metals including stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, nickel alloys, cobalt steel, copper and brass.
Engineered for the Finish
Our 3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 253FA sands scratches, gouges, dents and stains on a range of metals without wearing easily. It features a tough XF-weight polyester cloth backing with enough flex to respect surface irregularities and the stamina to withstand rugged use. These attributes make it a good match for flat or centerless finishing applications, which require a sturdy abrasive that is still sensitive to surface irregularities. In grades from A100 to A6, this belt is available in a wide variety of forms, widths and lengths for many different metalworking applications, as well as non-standard and make-to-order forms. Trizact abrasives are graded uniquely. Grade is defined by the average particle size in microns and is indicated with an "A." Lower is finer.
3M™ Trizact™ Belt Selection and Availability Guides (PDF, 13 Mb)
Best for Wet Finishing
Choose this belt for wet flat finishing and intermediate finishing of ferrous metals like stainless steel, carbon steel, as well as non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, nickel alloys, cobalt steel, copper and brass.
The Cutting Edge
A proprietary 3M technology, microreplication involves engineering and reproducing precisely sculpted microscopic shapes, with extreme uniformity, across a surface. In the case of abrasive mineral, that surface is a cloth or film backing.
As these structures break down during use, new mineral is continually exposed. The uniform configuration and spacing of 3M™ Trizact™ abrasive minerals reduces the risk of uneven finishes and contributes to consistent and predictable performance from start to finish.
From surgical tools to automotive transmission components, 3M™ Trizact™ abrasives are designed to deliver a consistent finish part after part.
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