Sandpaper & Abrasive Cloth Sheets

Sandpaper (sometimes referred to as glasspaper) is a type of thick paper with abrasive materials on one or both sides. Although it is called sandpaper, the abrasive material is typically aluminium oxide or silicon carbide. Abrasive cloths have a similar construction, but the base material is cloth rather than paper. Abrasive cloths are sometimes referred to as emery cloths, and use emery as the abrasive.

What are sandpaper and abrasive cloths used for?

Sandpaper and abrasive cloths are used to smooth surfaces such as wood or metal. The smoothing of surfaces might be a finishing touch or to prepare a surface before work takes place. Sandpaper and abrasive sheets can also be used to remove media such as paint or varnish from a surface.

What is the difference between grades or grits of sandpaper?

Sandpaper and abrasive cloths normally have a grade. This helps to differentiate between how smooth or coarse the sandpaper is. The higher the grade is, the finer the sandpaper is. For example, sandpaper with a grade (sometimes called grit) from 350 to 600 is fine and should be used for small imperfections. Sandpaper with lower grades such as 40 to 60 is coarser. A coarser grit enables you to strip materials and carry out heavy sanding.

What is wet sandpaper?

Some sandpaper can be used wet. The sandpaper is either sprayed with water or soaked prior to use. This has a number of benefits including reducing the dust generated and also improving the quality of the finish. Wet sanding is often used on vehicles to provide the smoothest possible surface before they are resprayed.

Pack Sizes

Sandpaper is available in a range of shapes and sizes. You can buy sandpaper in rolls, in larger sheets or smaller pre-cut pieces.


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Description Price Abrasive Material Grit Size Grade Sheet Size Length Width Number of Sheets per Pack Model Series
RS Stock No. 797-5998
BrandRS PRO
£21.69
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
Aluminium Oxide 400 Fine - 6m 200mm - - -
RS Stock No. 797-5964
BrandRS PRO
£10.74
1 Bag of 25
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide 600 Extra Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
RS Stock No. 797-5992
BrandRS PRO
£10.41
1 Bag of 25
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide 1000 Super Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
RS Stock No. 797-5973
BrandRS PRO
£10.74
1 Bag of 25
Bag(s)
Silicon Carbide 800 Extra Fine 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3421
BrandRS PRO
£0.33
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Silicon Carbide 600 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3411
BrandRS PRO
£0.44
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Aluminium Oxide 40 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3390
BrandRS PRO
£0.33
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Silicon Carbide 1200 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3422
BrandRS PRO
£0.33
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Silicon Carbide 320 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3415
BrandRS PRO
£0.44
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Aluminium Oxide 150 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3425
BrandRS PRO
£0.33
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Silicon Carbide 1000 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3412
BrandRS PRO
£0.44
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Aluminium Oxide 60 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3427
BrandRS PRO
£0.33
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Silicon Carbide 1500 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3420
BrandRS PRO
£0.33
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Silicon Carbide 400 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3414
BrandRS PRO
£0.44
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Aluminium Oxide 120 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3423
BrandRS PRO
£0.33
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Silicon Carbide 800 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3426
BrandRS PRO
£0.33
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Silicon Carbide 120 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3419
BrandRS PRO
£0.33
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Silicon Carbide 240 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3413
BrandRS PRO
£0.44
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Aluminium Oxide 80 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
New
RS Stock No. 188-3428
BrandRS PRO
£0.33
Each (In a Pack of 25)
Units
Silicon Carbide 2000 - 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
RS Stock No. 779-087
Mfr. Part No.63642535107
BrandNorton
£17.69
1 Lot of 1
Lot(s)
Silicon Carbide 120, 240, 400, 80, 800 Medium 280 x 230mm 280mm 230mm 25 - -
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