Magnetic Backed Metallographic Polishing Cloths | Buehler

Polishing Cloths


Polishing cloths for metallographic sample testing are used along with an abrasive to remove layers of surface deformation and expose the material structure for analysis.

Because polishing is such a critical step in sample preparation, it’s important to choose a high quality polishing cloth. Buehler's metallographic polishing cloth pads are thoroughly tested and developed with MetaDi Diamond to provide a complete solution that delivers reliable results for each sample processed.

The type of polishing cloth used depends heavily on the material being processed and the requirements for the final analysis. With a variety of fabrics, weaves and naps, Buehler has a cloth to fit every application.

Polishing cloths are available with PSA and Magnetic backings. Utilize the magnetic backing for an efficient and easy-to-use solution. The durable magnet provides consistent polishing results while reducing the changeover time between cloths.

See the Buehler Polishing Guide for more information, tips, and selection guide.

Increase Efficiency with Magnetic Backing:

  • Simplify the polishing process by eliminating the time-consuming process of removing a worn polishing cloth and adhering a new cloth to a carrier plate. Magnetic backed polishing cloths are ready to use straight out of the box!

Highest Quality Results:

  • Buehler's premium performance cloths are engineered for long life and superior surface finish.

Advanced Solutions:

  • Buehler’s offering of polishing cloths provides industry leading solutions for a wide variety of applications. Trust the experts at Buehler to develop a process to meet the specific needs of your lab.

Polishing Cloths Specifications
Polishing Cloth Guide
  Cloth Description Recommended Micron Size Abrasive Type Applications
Coarse
UltraPad Hard woven, no nap cloth 6µm & Up Diamond Ferrous materials and thermal spray coatings
UltraPol Hard woven, nonaggressive silk cloth 6µm & Up Diamond Minerals, coals, ceramics, inclusion retention in steels, and refractory materials
TexMet P Hard perforated, non-woven cloth 6µm & Up Diamond Ceramics, carbides, petrographic, hard metals, glass, and metal matrix composites
Nylon Oil resistant, medium hard woven, no nap cloth 6µm & Up Diamond Ferrous materials, sintered carbides, and cast irons
Intermediate
TexMet C Non-woven pressed cloth 15µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramics, electronic packages, PCB’s, thermal spray coatings, cast irons, cermet, minerals, composites, plastics
TriDent Soft, durable, synthetic woven, no nap cloth 15µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous metals, microelectronics, coatings
VerduTex Durable, medium hard synthetic silk cloth 9µm to 1µm Diamond Ferrous and nonferrous metals, microelectronics, coatings
VelTex Short napped synthetic velvet cloth 9µm to 1µm Diamond Steel, nonferrous and soft metals
WhiteFelt Soft, durable matted wool cloth 6µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous metals
PoliCloth Medium hard, woven wool cloth 6µm to 1µm Diamond Cast iron, copper and aluminum alloys, coal and other soft metals
Fine
MicroCloth Soft, versatile, long napped synthetic rayon cloth 5µm to 0.02µm Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramics, composites, PCBs, cast irons, cermets, plastics, electronics
MicroFloc Soft, long napped cloth 0.06µm to 0.02µm Al2O3, SiO2 Ferrous and nonferrous materials
MasterTex Soft, synthetic velvet with low nap cloth 1µm to 0.05µm Al2O3, SiO2 Soft nonferrous and microelectronic packages
ChemoMet Soft, porous, chemically resistant synthetic cloth 1µm to 0.02µm Al2O3, SiO2 Titanium, stainless steel, lead/tin, solders, electronic packages, soft nonferrous metals, plastics

Magnetic Backed Polishing Cloths
Cloth Quantity 8"[203mm] 10"[254mm] 12"[305mm]
Ultrapad 5/pack 42-3008 42-3010 42-3012
Nylon 5/pack 42-3108 42-3110 42-3112
TexMet C 5/pack 42-3208 42-3210 42-3212
TriDent 5/pack 42-3308 42-3310 42-3312
VerduTex 5/pack 42-3408 42-3410 42-3412
VelTex 5/pack 42-3508 42-3510 42-3512
PoliCloth 5/pack 42-3608 42-3610 42-3612
MicroCloth 5/pack 42-3708 42-3710 42-3712
MicroFloc 5/pack 42-3808 42-3810 42-3812
MasterTex 5/pack 42-3908 42-3910 42-3912
ChemoMet 5/pack 42-4008 42-4010 42-4012
PSA Backed Polishing Cloths
Cloth Quantity 8"[203mm] 10"[254mm] 12"[305mm] Quantity (2.875") 2.875"[73mm]
UltraPad 10/pack 40-7118 40-7120 40-7122 20/pack 40-7112
UltraPol 10/pack 40-7448 40-7450 40-7452 20/pack 40-7442
TexMet P 5/pack 40-7638 40-7640 40-7642
Nylon 10/pack 40-7068 40-7070 40-7072 20/pack 40-7052
TexMet C 10/pack 40-1108 40-1110 40-1112 20/pack 40-1102
TriDent 10/pack 40-7518 40-7520 40-7522 20/pack 40-7502
VerduTex 10/pack 40-8018 40-8020 40-8022
VelTex 10/pack 40-8218 40-8220 40-8222
WhiteFelt 5/pack 16-2002 16-2502 16-3002
PoliCloth 10/pack 40-8418 40-8420 40-8422
MicroCloth 10/pack 40-7218 40-7220 40-7222 20/pack 40-7212
MicroFloc 10/pack 40-8318 40-8320 40-8322
MasterTex 10/pack 40-7738 40-7740 40-7742 20/pack 40-7702
ChemoMet 10/pack 40-7918 40-7920 40-7922 20/pack 40-7902


Polishing Cloths
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