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
In stock, ready to ship!

$51.89 $47.74

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


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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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excellent shine on a budget

By Manny Pavone from Newtown, CT
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 04, 2011

To get that Pro shine with out a pedestal buffer this is the best bet. Use a different Pad for coarse , medium and Fine. Then touch it up with another pad and swirl remover for a shine you will be proud of .

Nice to have around.

By Goodson Guitars from Odessa, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 10, 2011

Good for small touch ups and for those who don't have a large buffer.

Smaller is better

By mesaman11 from Delta, CO
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 23, 2011

I recently purchased the #3410 small foam polishing pads to try. I have the large ones, but I found them to be too unwieldy. The small pads, however, provide for far greater control during polishing, and get into areas (body curves, cutaways, etc.) that the large ones can't. The only reason they don't get a "5" is that to get the ultimate shine I still need to use the power buffer and Minzerna compounds.


By JJuk from Fullerton, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 18, 2011

Worked great! Very little spatter on me. No swirl marks left in the finish.

Best value finishing tool ever

By Michael DeLuca. DELM Guitars from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Best value finishing tool for the small shop!. Makes polishing a breeze, still have to do detail polishing and hand rubbing in tight areas but does a great job for the bulk of the work. Saves a lot of time and elbow grease!

great set

By Bryce Didericksen from kansas city, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 08, 2011

i bought the set off all three and they are great. they get the job done and are easy to use, perfect for anyone who doesn't want to shell out for a buffing arbor.

Polish to a Mirror Finish

By painter33 from Wilmington DE
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 02, 2011

I have used the foam pads with factory quality success. With the correct polishing papers and compounds my finishes can rival any Fender's factory (or custom shop) shine. I find the smaller pad to be easier to control just because of the possibility of the guitar moving under the stress of the larger pad.

Not as impressed as I thought I'd be. 

By Earl Cobb from Richland, Ga
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 02, 2011

It seems to shred a little every time I use it...

Work great, but

By Doug A from Bordentown, NJ
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 27, 2011

These things are fantastic for small shops and large but, can you find a way to stop the splatter? LOL


These seem to be top quality

By Billy C from Pennsylvania
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shipped quickly and packaged well.These polishing pads are a must.I ordered all but the cone shaped pad.I have a strat I am refinishing and also a Gibson Explorer I am staining and clear lacquer coating.I am hoping that after I buff and polish them using these pads it will look like glass.

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