Actually I did use 60 grit. Started with 120 but wanted more nap and the 60 provided that. Was a bit nervous but having another identical strap on my Filson flyrod case I had a back out plan
A lot of Filson items are back ordered this time of year. They get hit hard over Christmas and even the custom shop stops taking orders for a few months so they can catch up. My shotgun case will not ship until sometime next month.
60 grit it is, then. Thanks for the pointer. The strap doesn't do me much good sitting on a shelf, so I'm not too worried about destroying the pad. Actually, Filson makes a big deal about how great their product are ("Might as well have the best"). Why do you suppose they ship a strap design that, to be blunt, doesn't do the job?