Metal Finishing: This way to a smooth surface.
  • With the growing popularity of unpainted metal finishes — especially stainless steel — getting the right finish is more important than ever. That’s where our innovative technology and design go to work for you. Whether you’re working with aluminum, brass, titanium, copper or other metals, 3M leads the way in metal finishing with Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives. Our innovative metal finishing products strike the right balance of strength and finesse, helping you achieve repeatable surface finishes in blending, graining, flat finishing and aesthetic finishing.

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Metal surface finishing with a 3M abrasive
Metal Finishing

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

Abrasive solutions for metal finishing.

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  • Blend and finish with our wide selection of coated and nonwoven abrasive discs.

  • Choose your ideal finishing solution from our range of unitized abrasive wheels.

  • Find the right 3M belt to fit your machine and deliver the finish you need.

  • Explore our range of Scotch-Brite™ Hand Pads for metal finishing.


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Before image of stainless steel showing unfinished surface After image of stainless steel showing a clean finish

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.

Want to try this process in your shop? Request an abrasive sample today.

Watch 3M metal finishing solutions in action.

  • Weld Blending with a Scotch-Brite™ Wheel
    Weld Blending with a Scotch-Brite™ Wheel
  • Finishing Stainless Steel with a Scotch-Brite™ Belt
    Finishing Stainless Steel with a Scotch-Brite™ Belt

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Have a question or need help with your metal finishing process? 3M has abrasive specialists on hand to help you through the entire finishing process. Whether you’re blending, graining, or flat finishing, our experts are here to help you achieve the best finish possible. When you’re using 3M metalworking abrasives, your success is our success. 

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