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3M™ Polishing Film Roll 971X, 1 Mic 5MIL, Config

  • 3M Product Number 971X
  • 3M ID 7100053042

Film backing is strong and durable, reducing likelihood of yielding or deflection during operation

3M™ Polishing Film Roll 971X minimizes need for polishing lubricants and compounds, reducing mess

Flocked coating consists of electrostatically coated fibers and has a slurry-coated abrasive coated onto the fibers, which helps produce a fine finish

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  • Film backing is strong and durable, reducing likelihood of yielding or deflection during operation
  • 3M™ Polishing Film Roll 971X minimizes need for polishing lubricants and compounds, reducing mess
  • Flocked coating consists of electrostatically coated fibers and has a slurry-coated abrasive coated onto the fibers, which helps produce a fine finish
  • Micron-graded aluminum oxide delivers sharp, fast and consistent cut
  • Running this roll with water is recommended

3M™ Polishing Film Roll 971X was engineered as an economical alternative to conventional polishing processes. Conventional polishing processes may be messy, requiring multiple steps and compounds to get the job done effectively. The micron-graded aluminum oxide mineral and film backing work together to level and polish the workpiece in fewer passes, and with less mess.

Polishing Films give you unmatched consistency and control for finishing and polishing hard-to-grind materials
Polishing Films give you unmatched consistency and control for finishing and polishing hard-to-grind materials
Essential Ingredients
3M™ Polishing Film Roll 971X is a flocked abrasive, which means the fibers are electrostatically coated to the film. Micron-graded aluminum oxide is adhered to the film backing with a slurry coating. Slurry-coated abrasives have abrasive mineral embedded in the resin that binds the mineral to the backing. A slurry-coated abrasive tends to produce a finer finish than coated products in similar grades, because — rather than standing straight up or protruding — the minerals lie inside the resin. A slurry-coated abrasive offers twofold benefits. As the mineral is not protruding, the abrasive delivers a finer and softer finishes, grade for grade. Additionally, the slurry coating can take the place of compounds and lubricants, minimizing mess. Instead, this roll can be run with water to keep both the abrasive and the workpiece cool. We chose aluminum oxide mineral for 971X given its ability to cut fast and finish fine. Popular among industrial professionals, aluminum oxide is a versatile synthetic mineral that can be used on a variety of substrates in both woodworking (PDF, 20.55 Mb) and metalworking (PDF, 73.23 Mb).

The Benefits of Aluminum Oxide
Popular among industrial professionals, aluminum oxide is a versatile mineral that can be used on a variety of substrates in both woodworking and metalworking. This mineral makes a tough, durable abrasive that self-fractures to expose fresh cutting edges. Aluminum oxide is suitable for a wide variety of materials in both woodworking and metalworking, including ferrous alloys.

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A Polished Touch
At 3M, we understand every application — from initial deburring to final polishing — is integral to your work. That's why we work hard to innovate, crafting films that work hard for you. Each polishing film features a unique combination of backing and mineral tailored to meet your application and to produce consistent, uniform results. Moreover, these films are available in many converted forms. 3M™ Polishing Film Roll 971X is one of many polishing films designed to help you achieve a lasting gleam with less mess in fewer steps.

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