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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$15.95

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Foam Polishing Pads Small, 3" dia.

Small, 3" dia.

Item # 3410
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$11.98

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

Hourglass, 3" dia.

Item # 3409
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$11.98

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Foam Polishing Pads Cone, 3-1/8" dia.

Cone, 3-1/8" dia.

Item # 3411
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$11.98

2 or more $10.78
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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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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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5.0

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

5.0

They Work!

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These pads in combination with the rubbing compounds allow me to revive the manufacturer's original luster no matter what the finish.

5.0

Does the job!

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Even though I have the awesome new Stew-Mac buffing arbor, I still use these guys all the time for smaller jobs on guitars with minor finish issues. Customers are always wowed when they see them in action on their guitars!

5.0

Worked great

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Great time saver. Highly recommend if using Nitrocellulose finish.

5.0

Time saver!

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The 3" is VERY handy! I've got my eye on the larger size for my next one. Nice to see there are more shapes available now..

5.0

Large 5-1/2" Dia.

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These are great for quick buffing jobs when you want to do a light buffing or can't be bothered firing up the pedestal buffer.

5.0

great quality pads

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great pads. if you take care of them , they will last quite ahwile. i use them all the time . i also have an arbor machine for the big jobs. thanks larry, riedell guitars

4.0

Worth every penny!

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Great product. It works best if you have multiples so you are not using different "grits" of polish on the same pad.

3.0

kinda pricey for what you get

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but good luck finding anything else that you can stick on the end of a drill . I would recommend cleaning out the sponge with cold clean water after each use.

4.0

polishing pads 

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For the price they are pretty good you certainly wont get a factory finish with these also to watch out for make sure what ever you polish it is tied down if your drill is rapid it will fling it across the room best used on a bench drill holding your project with both hands also watch out for over heating it will drag finish off your project if your not careful
final thing stewmac offers the best service bar none cheers

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