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

Quantity Discount Prices apply when you buy multiples of the same item number.
Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


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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Ratings & Reviews

Foam Polishing Pads

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They Work!

By Gary from Boise, ID 
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 11, 2013

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

Does the job!

By Thom Abell-String Theory Guitar Rep from Mount Juliet, TN
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 20, 2013

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!

Worked great

By UncleHammy from Towanda, Kansas
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 10, 2013

Great time saver. Highly recommend if using Nitrocellulose finish.

Time saver!

By CWaggs from Illinois
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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..

Large 5-1/2" Dia.

By Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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.

great quality pads

By larry riedell from grafton, wisconsin
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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

Worth every penny!

By Wv Bluesman from Suwanee, Ga
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 07, 2012

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

kinda pricey for what you get

By Garry from Los Angeles CA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 28, 2012

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.

polishing pads 

By ukmanufactured from england
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 28, 2012

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

Polishing Pad

By R.L.Vitt from Folsom, Ca
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I purchased a guitar refinish kit of paint, clear coat, sand paper, three grades of polish, swirl remover and the Polishing pad. Everything was of outstanding quality and function except the pad. I used it with the swirl remover polish. It seemed to leave fine marks in the paint more obvious than what the fine polish had left (which was next to none). I used a Black and Decker orbital foam pad instead on a B/D random orbital sander/polisher and it took out the pads marks and any swirl on the paint. I believe the pad had too course a quality for fine buffing work. I may use it with a courser grade of buffing compound for rough polishing after sanding.

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