Recommendation? 3M Microfinishing Film

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Good day to all!! Can anyone recommend the most common progression for using the film for finishing out Blades! Any Pros and Cons? Thank you in advance!
 
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Good day to all!! Can anyone recommend the most common progression for using the film for finishing out Blades! Any Pros and Cons? Thank you in advance!
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Micron 80-40-20-9

Finishing them out how and where? They have many uses...

I like them for folder handle shaping and finishing Mostly using the shoeshine method.

Or spine and choil work
 
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I want to add that when I use it, it is for sanding inside curves, like choils and finger grooves. Habeer's grit progression is good.

Normally, grit progressions go by roughly half/double the grit size.
 

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You can get the 3m Polishing sheets for about a $1.25 from TruGrit and K&G knife supply.
 

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Do the polishing sheets leave J-hooks like regular sand paper?

Sand paper do not leave J-hooks. People sanding do :)

The very high grits polish and the scratches are so fine you can not seem them, the lower 400 and 600 you can see if you J hook.
 

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Yeah I know. I'm always looking for a quicker way for the perfect handsanded satin finish if you know what I mean.

I find going up higher on the belt sander with cork belts makes hand sanding much quicker
 
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