Foam Polishing Pads

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Get a high gloss finish with your hand drill! Shaped pads are great for guitar body contours.

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Foam Polishing Pads Large, 5-1/2" dia.

Large, 5-1/2" dia.

Item # 3414
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2 or more $14.35
Foam Polishing Pads Small, 3" dia.

Small, 3" dia.

Item # 3410
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2 or more $10.78
Foam Polishing Pads Hourglass, 3" dia.

Hourglass, 3" dia.

Item # 3409
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2 or more $10.78
Foam Polishing Pads Cone, 3-1/8" dia.

Cone, 3-1/8" dia.

Item # 3411
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2 or more $10.78
Foam Polishing Pads, All 4 sizes

Foam Polishing Pads, All 4 sizes

Item # 3420
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$51.89 $47.74

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Foam polishing pad for guitar finishing

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Get a high gloss finish with your hand drill! Shaped pads are great for guitar body contours.

High gloss finishes without swirl marks
Fits variable-speed hand drills

Your finishes can have a more professional look when you use these fiber-free foam buffing pads. They're perfect for applying polishing compounds with your power buffer or variable-speed hand drill.

Foam polishing pads are perfect for applying polishing compounds, like our ColorTone Polishing Compounds. The gentle polishing action helps avoid swirl marks, fine scratches and burn-through, leaving a beautiful mirror-gloss surface.

For the small shop or casual builder, this is a great way to get factory-quality finishes without tedious hand polishing or expensive buffing equipment. Larger well-equipped shops find foam pads handy for getting into tight areas for fast spot refinishing, too. Each pad has a 1/4" arbor—you can use it in a drill press or variable-speed hand drill.

"Hourglass and cone-shaped pads are great for getting into guitar cutaways and hard-to-reach contours. I find a use for them all!"
—Erick Coleman, repairman and StewMac tech advisor

Important: A separate pad should be used for each grade of polishing compound, to avoid adding scratches to the finish. Apply the compounds in sequence, from coarse to fine grades.

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Foam Polishing Pads

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Glad I gave them a try

By jered from munster, in
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 25, 2013

I had two cotton buffing wheels and needed another to use with my fine compound. When I saw these i decided to give it a try, i got the 3" and am happy with the results. Will definitally get more once what I have wear out.

awesome polish product

By monalizarock from los mochis, sin. mexico
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 12, 2013

i just receive today my polishing pad, is magnific, very fast shipping too i¦ll buy again, thank you stewmac..Fausto

Polishing a telecaster

By Allen Arnold from Terrell, Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I built my first telecaster guitar and used these foam polishing pad work real well and work even better with the compounds they sell real pleased and my guitar looks great.

Hold up well

By Rock'n R Guitars from Montana, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 16, 2013

These pads hold up very well. You won't go wrong with these.

Cant afford a real guitar buffer yet so....

Friday, May 17, 2013

These work pretty good. My only complaint is that they are quite expensive for a simple foam pad but since you cant get anything like this anywhere else I guess its alright. Theyll get dirty but are easy to rinse out cause they are pretty much a tough sponge. I prefer to use them in my drill press rather than on a drill cause you get more control. Used with StewMac polishing compounds and they are great!

Best large area polisher on the market

By Griggles from Calgary
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 18, 2013

This is a great way to polish large areas and blend into existing finishes and do no damage. It can be used with all compounds, is quick and cleans up easily. Should have a few of these in the shop.

3409 Hourglass

By Rob Schnapf from Los angeles
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 18, 2013

Works good

Time Saver

By RL Guitars from Yorktown, VA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 15, 2013

This has saved my joints a lot of pain. I used to do a lot of hand work not now. When I first started I got one and washed it between compounds (I am sure they are going OMG) not the way you should use them but I got lucky I guess never had any problems. Now I have one for each lol. Stew Mac comes thru again.

Get Your Buff On

By In Orbit Studios from Hawthorne, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 30, 2013

These things are sweet, especially for a novice like myself, but the results look professional.

The full set ..

By mikrow from Huntington Beach, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 08, 2013

Is what you need to get all areas on your projects...these are easy to use and clean...great product.

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