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Looking for "NicSand" Aluminum Oxide Sanding Gel

thumbs up sign My grandpa died 20 years ago, I was looking through his garage a few weeks ago and found PACKS of NOS nicsand and others sandpaper. These were all made in the USA or Sweden, all had their price tags still on them. He bought them for around $1 a pop back in the 80s-90s

William Brown
- ohio
May 17, 2022

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Q. I found a bottle of NicSand Aluminum Oxide Gel at a Liquidation store here in Anchorage, Alaska. The bottle said that the gel polishes like 10,000 grit sandpaper and it was safe to use on all metals and plastics. I found that this was the best product I've used for polishing metal!

It did everything claimed and more. Problem is, I've used all of it and can't find any more. I've tried to contact the company without success. Please help me locate more of this wonderful product.


Karen Luce
hobbyist - Anchorage, Alaska

A. Try the following site -- -- to download a catalog (sanding gel kits). Hope this helps.

Dave Richardson
- Spotsylvania, Virginia

Ed. note:
Apr. 2016: That address is now
Jul. 2018: They're promising a 2017 catalog will be available soon :-)
May 2022: Their whole site is failing to load today.

A. It is currently a "buy it now" product on eBay

John Brenneman
- Cleveland Ohio

misc. Nicsand products are available at this link on eBay

A. It's called "pol-gel" sanding gel. Can get it at . Same stuff.

ken jaclson
- Cromwell Minnesota
June 29, 2013

Ed. note:
March 5, 2018: Sorry, that site does not appear to load.
July 2018: Still not loading.
May 2022: 3 strikes; they're out!

Q. I have a bottle of NicSand Polishing formula, I am looking for the foam applicators that came with the original package? Anyone know where I can get a pair?

Ray Parker
consumer - Texas
April 5, 2016

Q. I am also looking for the polishing discs back-up pads (Foam pads) that came with this kit.

Bernie Stangle
- Ellicott City, Maryland
May 31, 2017


"There is a time I reflect upon nostalgically -- a time when monopoly was an evil targeted by Congress and guarded against by the antitrust laws of the United States", Judge Martin said, "Today, however, the majority treats monopoly more as a board game than as an economic harm to the public".

opinion!  Hi Bernie. Sadly we live in a time of "regulatory capture", and more importantly, "congressional capture" where mega-corps with their lobbying and campaign funding have insured that public needs are not in your elected representatives' minds. NicSand was, it seems, targeted and driven out of business so a monopoly could be established which no longer suffers competitive pressure holding down prices. And the court's opinion, mentioning the need to accommodate the market situation, can probably be paraphrased to 'as long as it helps both Home Depot and 3M, consumers will just have to suffer it' :-(


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Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Striving to live Aloha - Pine Beach, New Jersey

A. You can find Nicsand Sanding gel kits and the polishing pads at

Arturo Ottolenghi
Red Hill Corp. / Supergrit - gettysburg Pennsylvania, USA
March 6, 2018

Ed. notes:
July 2019: their search engine does not find sanding gel
May 2022: that URL is not working a all.

Gentle readers: Search engines are 'live', designed for current 'sourcing' needs., on line since 1989, is intended to be a permanent technical reference ... as you can see from the many srikethoughs above, it's not a very good tool for sourcing info :-)

Q. I have all the necessary parts to use NicSand, except for the instructions. My VHS copy snarled in the player. Is there a DVD out there somewhere?

Van Hoyt
- Winthrop, New york
July 24, 2017

Q. Where can I find 10000 grit gel?. only offered 3000. Is there a similar product out there?

Charlie Hall
Very picky restorer - Cumberland, Kentucky USA
July 25, 2018

misc. Nicsand products are available at this link on eBay

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