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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

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Foam Polishing Pads Hourglass, 3" dia.

Hourglass, 3" dia.

Item # 3409
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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

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Foam Polishing Pads, All 4 sizes

All 4 sizes

Item # 3420
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Foam Polishing Pads

About This Item

High gloss finishes with your hand drill!
Shaped pads are great for guitar body contours. No swirl marks!

Your finishes can have a 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, guitar 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.

Colors may vary.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Using a foam buffer in a hand drill on Junior Brown Guit-Steels®

When a pedestal buffer can't accommodate the shape of Junior Brown's famous Guit-Steels, Michael Stevens finds that a simple foam buffer does a great job!

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5.0

SOOOOOOO GREAT!

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My guitars tend to have odd shapes and tricky recesses, and using my homemade buffing arbor had proven insufficient for getting any of the tricky spots. I finally bought a group of these with the 4 buffing compounds and was SO pleased with the results. And pretty much NO reb-through on the edges, because the sponge breaks into a spray of yellow powder when it catches or runs an edge, as opposed to the violence with which a cloth buffing wheel will drag and burn through.

Note: I found the mid-sized pad wanted to come off at one point (I might have been overdoing it a little with pressure), but put some hot stuff thin superglue on it and it will hold for a real long time after. I'm going to experiment with making my own pads out of kitchen sponges and adhering them to the chucks.

5.0

Essential

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I use it with StewMac polishing compounds and it works really great.

5.0

Foam Polishing Pad

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Item arrived quickly and well packed for shipping. Works excellent!

5.0

My Standard supplier

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I buy 2-3 orders a month. Always reliable, promt and easy to work with.
..........Dave

5.0

A good tool to have

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The foam polishing pads made quick work of the final stages of my finish, good stuff!

5.0

Great!

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I've done 7 complete refinish jobs with the same set of pads with no issues at all. I do try different ways of doing things once on awhile and have found that I get better results if I add a little water to the pad after applying polishing compound and work it into the pad by hand. If the foam is coming off of the plastic you either got a bad one or you're pressing the pad into the guitar WAY too hard.

4.0

Just the right tool!

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Good for buffing the cut outs, edges and tight spots. Used them in a quarter in. drill. Nice for the price!

4.0

3-1/8" diameter cone

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It's good to polish cutaway. Used with colortone polishing compounds you get profesional finish.

1.0

Worked nice until they fell apart

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I bought both the large & small sizes & prefer the 3" size as they are easier to use. They worked great with the SM compounds, until the yellow foam of all four of the 3" pads separated from the plastic mounts only after a few uses. Kind of sad considering I spent about $50 on those alone. If I replace these I will buy a different brand.

1.0

Buffing Pad

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First time I use the pad it flew off the end of the arbor/base and was not usable. Even before I touched any wood. Sorry, not made for a drill press or hand drill in my opinion.
Pad worked fine by hand. #3410

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