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Application Profile

Market: Metal Working, Pipe Fitting, Plumbing, and Machine Shops Application Description: Utility cloth and shop roll MRO applications

Key Application Requirements

Removing rust and other contaminants, hand or machine deburring, surface preparation for paint and other coatings, cleaning metal prior to soldering and welding, or fine sanding and polishing.

Product Replaced

·General purpose competitive cloth sheets

·Handy, Production, and Plumbers rolls

·Steel wool, wire brushes, chemicals and wipes

Advantages/Benefits to Customer

Long lasting: Resin over resin bond construction provides excellent mineral adhesion, contributing to long product life. The X or J weight backing is durable even when rolled, twisted or folded.

Consistent Finish: High quality FEPA “P” graded mineral provides a consistent high quality finish.

Conformable and Versatile: Available in a full range of grades from P40 to P400 for use in almost all MRO and general sanding operations. Flexible enough to be rolled into a rope, it’s great for finishing tight areas. Excellent resistance to mineral loss allows it to be torn into very narrow strips.

Safe and Clean: Since it won’t shed metal slivers or rust, it’s cleaner and safer than steel wool, wire brushes and chemicals.

Potential Processes

3MUtility Cloth Roll 314D

3MUtility Cloth Sheets 314D

3M Industrial Business

Tear into desired width and length for many off-hand and machine applications

Tear off a strip for copper pipe cleaning prior to soldering

For ID deburring and polishing, strips can be inserted into a forked spindle and used on drills

Tear off a narrow strip and roll into a rope form to get into tight areas

Use a section of a shop roll to remove rust and coatings from pipe when the pipe is rotating in a lathe

Grade Shift Recommendations

314D is FEPA graded, while many utility products are ANSI graded. The following guidelines can be used to select the proper grades of 314D based on historical ANSI graded product usage:

Related Products

ANSI Grade

314D Grade Recommendations



240 and coarser

Will not usually need to shift grades when moving to 314D




In some occasions, shifting to grade P280 will achieve slightly better finish


than achieved with ANSI grade 240



280 and 320

Shift one or two grades finer when moving to 314D, depending on the finish required



Replaces 3MGritUtility Cloth 311T, 341T and 304D

ForAdditional Information

To request additional product information or to arrange for sales assistance, call


1-800-362-3550. Address correspondence to: 3M Industrial Business Customer


Response Center, Building 21-1W-10, 900 Bush Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106. Our fax


number is 651-733-9175. In Canada, phone: 1-800-364-3577. In Puerto Rico, phone:


1-787-750-3000. In Mexico, phone: 52-70-04-00.



Product Use

Warranty and

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