ScotchBrite and MicroMesh, although they are both abrasive pads, are quite different in makeup. MicroMesh is designed to give a much smoother finish - it goes beyond (finer and smoother) what we normally achieve using traditional wet sanding paper. That's what the MicroMesh pad really is - a very fine sandpaper with a soft foam backing. I think MM starts out at around 1500 grit and goes up to 8000 grit and for all I know it may be available even finer than that. On the other hand, ScotchBrite or any of the similar non-woven abrasives are much more similar to steel wool in the way they achieve a finish. It's a non-woven web of plastic (polypropylene?) with abrasive (silicon carbide or aluminum oxide) embedded in the matrix. The tan pads I've been using are made by 3M, part #7448 ultra fine grade. They are equivalent to 00 steel wool when brand new, but break down after a little use to more like 0000 steel wool. I'm sure you could find something very similar in Germany, just search for "non-woven abrasive pads". If not, steel wool will do the same job, just take care to keep it away from pickups and electrical stuff. With guitar necks, a real shiny smooth finish looks nice, and there are lots of different finish coatings you can use to get that shiny look. But, I find that a nice shiny buffed finish just ends up feeling "sticky". I think that "sticky-ness" is a condition caused more by the highly polished surface than the type of finish coating used, but no doubt there are some types of coatings that just feel "stickier" than others. For me, a nicely done TruOil finish followed up a rub with tan scotchbrite just feels "right". It feels similar (but not quite the same!) to an old neck that's been played for thousands of hours and had most of the finish worn off, which of course is another way to get there and have that nice "feel" . Best Regards, Geo.