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Hobby Abrasives

Alpha manufacturers speciality abrasive products.  Our products are specifically designed to meet any sanding and polishing needs, whether you use plastic, wood, or metal there is a product right for your application.  Please Contact us if you are looking for something unusual or if you have any special product requirements.


Hobby Tools:
Innovative Design and Multi-Purpose Functionality

Modellers and hobby enthusiasts alike always strive to improve their craft and what better way to achieve perfection than by using tools that are designed especially for precise detailing.

The Alpha Precision Abrasives Serious Modellers Collection is manufacturered solely for the hobby industry and is intended for those that demand perfection.  Whatever your hobby - model cars, planes, tanks or trains; ship building; doll houses; military diaramas; roll playing figurines, military figures or dolls - we have the right product for you!

Tools are the foundation of great scale modelling, from preparing your parts to construction to the final finishing stages.  Wondering what tools will suit your particular hobby?  No worries we have complied our most popular products for easy reference.  These hobby tools are extremely versatile and can be used on a wide range of hobby related projects.  Feel free browse our one of a kind must have hobby tools specifically tailored for precise modelling applications.

2012 Catalogue


The Complete Serious Modellers Collection

54 products found.  Click any product image to enlarge.

Wood Working & Finishing Kit

#0001 Wood Working & Finishing Kit $29.99

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New!  From start to finish, our kit provides all the ingredients for a successful project.  This kit contains accessories tailored for the application on wooden projects.  It is recommended that abrasives be used to remove tooling marks, eliminate imperfections, and to smooth the overall roughness, producing a fine finish.  This kit includes our Abrasive Cleaning Disc, which extends the life of the abrasive items, a complete Flexible Detail Sanding Kit with three peel and stick cushioned sanding pads and an assortment of abrasive applicators.

Metal Working & Finishing Kit

#0002 Metal Working & Finishing Kit $29.99

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New!  Get the desired finish on all your metal items from a satin/matte finish to a high polish.  Progress from coarse to fine grits, make sure not to skip any until you reach your desired finish.  Our metal kit includes our new Micro Finishing Film, which is a market favourite for polishing and professional metal finishing.


Plastic & Resin Detail and Finishing Kit

#0003 Plastic & Resin Detail and Finishing Kit $29.99

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New!  This is our most popular kit, providing all the necessary materials for the hobbyist that really thinks outside the box on their custom creations.  You will find some of the most unique products available, including acrylic profiling rods and adhesive backed hobby film so you can make your own custom sanding tools.  This kit contains an assortment of abrasive applicators, a complete Flexible Detail Sanding Kit with three peel and stick cushioned sanding pads, sanding needles, 1/8 files, 1/4 files, 3/4 files, our Abrasive Cleaning Disc, and a bottle of magic buff for shining your plastic creations to a perfect shine.

Assorted 15 Pack

#0101 Mini Hobby and Craft Sanding Sticks $3.99

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These uniquely designed hobby and craft sanding sticks are ideal for all of your special projects.  With five different color coded grits, you are able to complete a project from start to finish.  This product is reusable, water proof, and ideal for plastic, wood, and metal mediums.

Contents: 3 sticks of each 100, 180, 240, 320, 400 grit

Brown swatch Brown 100 grit
Zebra swatch Zebra 180 grit
Blue swatch Blue 240 grit
Yellow swatch Yellow 320 grit
Orange swatch Orange 400 grit

Size: 6 1/4” X 1/8”


Ultra Fine Waterproof Finishing Kit

#0110 Ultra Fine Waterproof Finishing Kit $8.99

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Every modeling project requires its own unique finishing process but some may require a little more detail than others.  This kit is the most complete abrasive assortment on the market.  This product is a must have for all serious modellers who demand quality!  The Ultra Fine Waterproof Finishing Kit contains one sheet of each 320, 400, 600, 1000, 2000, 4000, 6000, and 12 000 grit.  It is washable, reusable and waterproof!  Don’t forget for long use and superior performance clean with Alpha’s Abrasive Cleaning Disc.

Size: 3.5” X 8”

Contents: 8 sheets, medium to superfine 320, 400, 600, 1000, 2000, 4000, 6000 & 12,000 grit.

10 Pack Large 3” x 8” Sheets

#0201 Professional Sanding Film $7.99

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These abrasive sheets have razor sharp grit embedded in a double coating, producing a long lasting resilient product.  This product will not peel or crack, even under heavy use and strain!  The Professional Sanding Film is washable and reusable.  This package contains one sheet of each 150, 320, 400, 600 and 1000 grit providing a gradual progression from coarse to fine grits for superior results.  This product is a must have for any hobby medium including wood, plastic, or metal.

Size: 3” X 8”

Contents: 10 sheets, 2 of each grit 150, 320, 480, 600 and 1000 grit.


Bonus Value 5 Pack Large 4” x 8” Sheets

#0202 Micro Fine Assorted Sanding Film $7.99

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Micro Finishing at your fingertips!  The finest polishing materials on the market, our sheets will really make your projects shine!  The Micro Fine Assorted Sanding Film package contains one sheet of each 15 000, 20 000, 30 000, 40 000, and 60 000 grit cut into a 4” X 4” convenient size.  The kit allows for wet or dry sanding and it is also washable and reusable.  Perfect for those delicate projects that require a superior polish.

Size: 4” X 4”

Contents: 8 sheets, medium to superfine 15 000, 20 000, 30 000, 40 000, and 60 000 grit.

3 separate acrylic sanding shapes: Square, Triangle, Round

#0204 Adhesive Back Hobby Film & Profiling Sticks $12.99

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The Adhesive Backed abrasive makes it fun and easy to produce your own sanding tools!  This kit contains 3 acrylic shapes square, round, and triangle for polishing and sanding.  The adhesive backing leaves no residue on your custom sanding tools and the abrasive is easy to remove and reapply elsewhere.  The Adhesive Backed Hobby Film package contains one sheet of 150, 320, 400, 600 & 1000 grit providing a gradual progression from coarse to fine for superior results.

Size: 3” X 8”

Contents: 1 sheet of each grit 150, 320, 480, 600 and 1000, and 3 profiling acrylic sticks.


1/8" Professional Sanding Files 100/180 grit

#0305 1/8" Professional Sanding Files 100/180 grit $4.99

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Heavy-Duty graded files.  The first step in your finishing process.  Coarse enough to smooth out even the hardest materials.

Contents: 12 files per pack

Black swatch Black 100 grit
Gray swatch Gray 180 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”

1/8" Professional Sanding Files 120/240 grit

#0306 1/8" Professional Sanding Files 120/240 grit $4.99

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Medium graded files.  The next step in the finishing process.  Smooth out scuffs and scratches with this light-weight flexible cushioned medium grit file.

Contents: 12 files per pack

Blue swatch Blue 120 grit
Light Blue swatch L. Blue 240 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”

1/8" Professional Sanding Files 240/320 grit

#0307 1/8" Professional Sanding Files 240/320 grit $4.99

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Light-weight hobby files.  Use the fine sanding files for the flawless finish you desire.  If you are working with delicate pieces such as polystyrene or resin parts the fine grit files give you plenty of control.  These files are specifically designed for levelling out vulnerable edges and can prevent excessive material loss during the final finishing stage of your project.

Contents: 12 files per pack

White swatch White 240 grit
White swatch White 320 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”


1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Coarse

#0308 1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Coarse $4.99

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Alphas coarse 1/4 files are ideal for your initial finishing process.  By using the coarse abrasive you can quickly erase large imperfections and defects.  This product is coarse enough to smooth out even the hardest materials.

Contents: 10 files per pack

Black swatch Black 100 grit
Gray swatch Gray 180 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”

1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Medium

#0309 1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Medium $4.99

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The medium grit Professional Hobby Sanding Files are made to measure up, get repeatable results from project to project with our custom graded coatings.  Use our Abrasive Cleaning Disc to remove sanding debris for extended life of the abrasive.

Contents: 10 files per pack

Blue swatch Blue 120 grit
Light Blue swatch L. Blue 240 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”

1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Fine

#0310 1/4" Professional Sanding Files - Fine $4.99

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Use the fine sanding files for the flawless finish you desire.  Smooth away rough spots and scratches left behind from the medium and coarse sanding.

Contents: 10 files per pack

White swatch White 240 grit
White swatch White 320 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 1/8”


3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Coarse

#0311 3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Coarse $5.49

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The work horse of our line always gives you the results you require.  Light-weight cushioned construction gives just the right amount of feedback when sanding.

Contents: 3 files per pack

Black swatch Black 100 grit
Gray swatch Gray 180 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 3/4”

3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Medium

#0312 3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Medium $5.49

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The next step in the finishing process.  Smooth out scuffs and scratches with this light-weight flexible cushioned medium grit file.

Contents: 3 files per pack

Blue swatch Blue 120 grit
Light Blue swatch L. Blue 240 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 3/4”

3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Fine

#0313 3/4" Professional Sanding Files - Fine $5.49

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These files are specifically designed for levelling out vulnerable edges and can prevent excessive material loss during the final finishing stage of your project.  Smooth out scratches left behind from your coarser grits resulting in a perfect finish.

Contents: 3 files per pack

White swatch White 240 grit
White swatch White 320 grit

Size: 6 1/2” X 3/4”


12 sanding Needles Coarse - 150 grit

#0401 Plastic Sanding Needles Coarse Grit $5.99

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12 sanding needles coarse - 150 grit

12 sanding Needles Medium - 240 grit

#0402 Plastic Sanding Needles Medium Grit $5.99

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12 sanding needles medium - 240 grit

12 sanding Needles Fine - 320 grit

#0403 Plastic Sanding Needles Fine Grit $5.99

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12 sanding needles fine - 320 grit


Sticks like GLUE, handy like TAPE

#0501 Super Fix Glue Strips $5.99

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This product Sticks like Glue, but is handy like Tape!  Thick layer of adhesive, approx. 1mm, allows joining rough, smooth, and uneven surfaces.  Super Fix Glue Strips leave no residue, and is ideal for permanent or removable jobs.  Use these handy glue strips for holding together your parts for trial fittings. Applications are limited only by your imagination!

Size: 3” X 3/4”

Contents: 4 Glue Strips

13mm x 1mm

#0601 Double Coated Micro Finishing Film $5.99

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This product is a strong polyester abrasive film that has a double sided coating of 150 and 320 grit.  The Double Coated Micro Finishing Film is unbreakable, washable, & reusable.  It is also suitable for wet or dry sanding.

Size: 1/2” X 40”

Contents: 1 Finishing Film

Rough and finish with one product.


Abrasive Cleaning Disc

#0701 Abrasive Cleaning Disc $5.99

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This product is ideal for cleaning out clogged hobby files and hobby sheets, contributing to longer lasting and more effective abrasives.  The Abrasive Cleaning Disc can remove metal, wood, plastic, and other medium residue from your abrasives.  Rub off excess materials without damaging or dulling the coating of your abrasive tools.

Size: 2” diameter, 1/4” thick

Contents: 1 Abrasive Cleaning Disc

Flexible Detail Sanding Kit

#0901 Flexible Detail Sanding Kit $7.99

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Flexible rubber design makes it easy to get around tight corners and to smooth out surfaces with ease.  The rubber holder also has moulded grip marks so it will not slip onto unwanted areas when you are sanding.  This product is 100% waterproof and is reusable.  Abrasive pads are available in a refill package.  This package contains 1 rubber holder and 3 waterproof abrasive cushioned foam back pads 180, 240, and 400 grit.

Contents: 1 rubber holder and 3 pads (one of each grit 180, 240, 400)


Sanding Kit Refills Cushioned Abrasive Pads - 180 Grit

#0902 Sanding Kit Refills Cushioned Abrasive Pads - 180 Grit $4.99

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This product is a cushioned back sanding pad especially designed up for the Flexible Detail Sander.  Use it wet or dry on wood, metal, and plastics depending on your application.  This product is 100% waterproof and is washable and reusable.  Each package contains 6 foam back up pads.

Contents: 6 abrasive pads per package

Sanding Kit Refills Cushioned Abrasive Pads - 240 Grit

#0903 Sanding Kit Refills Cushioned Abrasive Pads - 240 Grit $4.99

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This product is a cushioned back sanding pad especially designed up for the Flexible Detail Sander.  Use it wet or dry on wood, metal, and plastics depending on your application.  This product is 100% waterproof and is washable and reusable.

Contents: 6 abrasive pads per package


Sanding Kit Refills Cushioned Abrasive Pads - 400 Grit

#0904 Sanding Kit Refills Cushioned Abrasive Pads - 400 Grit $4.99

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This product is a cushioned back sanding pad especially designed up for the Flexible Detail Sander.  Use it wet or dry on wood, metal, and plastics depending on your application.  This product is 100% waterproof and is washable and reusable.

Contents: 6 abrasive pads per package

Super Sanding and Finishing Foam Blocks

#1001 Super Sanding and Finishing Foam Blocks $11.99

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Contents: 1 Block of Each

Blue swatch Blue 320 / 320 grit
Yellow swatch Yellow 240 / 240 grit
Orange swatch Orange 180 / 180 grit
Purple swatch Purple 60 / 100 grit


Super Sanding & Finishing Foam Block - Purple

#1002 Super Sanding & Finishing Foam Block - Purple $3.99

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Contents: 1 Foam Sanding Block

Size: 1 3/8” X 4”

Purple swatch Purple 60 / 100 grit

Super Sanding & Finishing Foam Block - Orange

#1003 Super Sanding & Finishing Foam Block - Orange $3.99

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Contents: 1 Foam Sanding Block

Size: 1 3/8” X 4”

Orange swatch Orange 180 / 180 grit


Super Sanding & Finishing Foam Block - Yellow

#1004 Super Sanding & Finishing Foam Block - Yellow $3.99

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Contents: 1 Foam Sanding Block

Size: 1 3/8” X 4”

Yellow swatch Yellow 240 / 240 grit

Super Sanding & Finishing Foam Block - Blue

#1005 Super Sanding & Finishing Foam Block - Blue $3.99

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Contents: 1 Foam Sanding Block

Size: 1 3/8” X 4”

Blue swatch Blue 320 / 320 grit


Natural Garnet Wood Working Files

#1150 Natural Garnet Wood Working Files $12.99

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Garnet is a natural mineral obtained from Mother Nature and is known for its ability to produce the best quality wood finishes.  This product is coated on a heavy Mylar backing allowing for heavy sanding without breaking down or tearing.  When sanding and finishing soft balsa or exotic hardwoods, Alpha’s garnet files are superior.  This product has a large tapered shape giving it more sanding area and a longer life.  Each package contains 2 files with a grit combination of 80/180.

Micro Fine Tapered Files - Assorted Pack

#1151 Micro Fine Tapered Files - Assorted Pack $12.99

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Made with the same abrasives as our Micro Fine Waterproof Sheets, these micro fine files bring a new dimension to surface preparation.  Use these files to prepare surfaces before painting or to remove orange peel from a painted surface.  The cushioned foam design conforms to curved surfaces allowing you to get into hard to reach areas.  The assorted package contains 1 file of each 1000, 2000, 4000, 6000, and 12000 grit.

Contents: 5 files per pack

Size: 6 1/2” X 3/4”

Micro Fine Tapered Files - 1000 grit

#1152 Micro Fine Tapered Files - 1000 grit $5.99

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Contents: Contains 2 abrasive files 1000 grit


Micro Fine Tapered Files - 2000 grit

#1153 Micro Fine Tapered Files - 2000 grit $5.99

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Contents: Contains 2 abrasive files 2000 grit

Micro Fine Tapered Files - 4000 grit

#1154 Micro Fine Tapered Files - 4000 grit $5.99

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Contents: Contains 2 abrasive files 4000 grit

Micro Fine Tapered Files - 6000 grit

#1155 Micro Fine Tapered Files - 6000 grit $5.99

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Micro Fine Tapered Files - 12,000 grit

#1156 Micro Fine Tapered Files - 12,000 grit $5.99

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Contents: Contains 2 abrasive files 12,000 grit

Micro Brushes - Black - Ultrabrush Regular - 25 pack

#1300 Micro Brushes - Black - Ultrabrush Regular - 25 pack $4.59

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Micro Brushes - Yellow - Fine - 25 pack

#1301 Micro Brushes - Yellow - Fine - 25 pack $4.59

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Micro Brushes - Green - Regular - 25 pack

#1302 Micro Brushes - Green - Regular - 25 pack $4.59

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Micro Brushes - White - Superfine - 25 pack

#1303 Micro Brushes - White - Superfine - 25 pack $4.59

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Micro Brushes - Black - Ultrabrush Regular - 100 pack

#1350 Micro Brushes - Black - Ultrabrush Regular - 100 pack $17.99

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Micro Brushes - Yellow - Fine - 100 pack

#1351 Micro Brushes - Yellow - Fine - 100 pack $14.99

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Micro Brushes - Green - Regular - 100 pack

#1352 Micro Brushes - Green - Regular - 100 pack $14.99

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Micro Brushes - White - Superfine - 100 pack

#1353 Micro Brushes - White - Superfine - 100 pack $14.99

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Micro Brushes - Assorted - 40 pack

#1400 Micro Brushes - Assorted - 40 pack $7.99

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Micro Finishing Cloth Abrasive Pads

#2000 Micro Finishing Cloth Abrasive Pads $8.99

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New!  Double sided abrasive laminated to a resilient foam core conforms easily to curved surfaces.  Convenient 2” X 2” size pads are printed with the grit number for easy identification and are reusable.  When used dry, microcloth outlasts common abrasives up to 7 times, when used wet microcloth outlasts up to 10 times.

Micro finishing products are not intended for heavy removal, rather, this product helps obtain a professional final finish.  When more aggressive sanding is required to remove scratches and defects, Professional Sanding Film P/N 0201 is recommended before the micro finishing cloth process.  Sanding blocks are not required when using our extra flexible Micro Cloth Pads.

Size: 2” x 2”

Contents: 1 Micro Abrasive Pad of each 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000 grit

Micro Finishing Cloth Abrasive Sheets

#2050 Micro Finishing Cloth Abrasive Sheets $14.99

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New!  The 3” X 4” sheet size provides a large working surface and extended product life.  Our formulation gives superior water resistance, softer cushion coating, and greater flexibility.  Our colour coded back printing makes easy grit identification possible, now you know exactly which grit you are using!  Micro Finishing Cloth can be used wet or dry, for best results a light mist of water containing a drop of dish detergent for lubrication is recommended.  This product is ideal for removing “orange peel” from painted surfaces, polishing metal, wood, and plastic projects.

Size: 3” x 4”

Contents: 1 Cloth Abrasive Sheet of each 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000 grit and a double density 2”X 3” foam back up pad.


Micro Finishing Cloth Abrasive Strips with Foam Block

#3000 Micro Finishing Cloth Abrasive Strips with Foam Block $17.99

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New!  This is the perfect system for serious polishing.  Our unique 2” X 8” cloth is especially suited for polishing plastic surfaces.  Unlike common abrasives, Micro Cloth produces a fine even scratch pattern without creating deep uneven scratches which are difficult to remove.  Micro Cloth is made with a special cushion layer that allows the abrasive crystals to float, allowing abrasives to produce a finer more consistent pattern.  This Micro Finishing kit includes our unique foam sanding block.  This block has two different density foams laminated to a resilient foam core.  For curved and delicate areas, use the soft foam side.  For areas that require more aggressive action, select the medium density side.  This product can be used wet or dry on plastic, wood, metal, and resin projects.

Size: 2” x 8”

Contents: 1 Cloth Abrasive Sheet of each 3200, 3600, 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000 grit and a double density foam block.

Foam Block

#3050 Foam Block $2.99

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New!  This custom foam block is ideal when working with Alpha’s Micro Cloth.  Cloth easily conforms around the block to create the perfect finishing tool.  Using the block will produce outstanding results and extend the working life of the Micro Cloth.  Two foam densities on one block.  Soft for delicate projects, medium for flat and tougher to finish areas.  The foam core makes it easy to hold when used for wet or dry sanding.


Excellent addition to any hobby / craft work bench!

#5001 Gentle Touch Plastic Hemostat Single pack $7.99

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New!  Locks hobby, craft and jewellry in a fixed / secure position allowing for fine detailed work.

Will not break or mark delicate plastic parts.  Ideal for holding parts to be painted and/or airbrushed.

Excellent addition to any hobby / craft work bench!

#5002 Gentle Touch Plastic Hemostat 3 Pack $19.99

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New!  Locks hobby, craft and jewellry in a fixed / secure position allowing for fine detailed work.  Additional hemostats allows for multi-tasking.

A must have set of tools for the precise modeller.