Originally published February 1997
There is a CID (Commercial Item Description) 5 April 1996 which supersedes MIL-A-9962A which covers non-woven, non-metallic (nylon) abrasive mats such as Scotchbrite pads. It is important to know if the pads you are using to build your airplane meet one of these specs so that you do not initiate corrosion on aluminum by using the wrong pad (like steel wool).
The pads are not pure nylon but have a thermosetting adhesive holding an abrasive material.
Designations - by Type, Class, and Grade.
At present I do no not know what the abrasive material is for the kitchen variety Green or Blue pads.
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Revised -- 21 September 1997