Foam Polishing Pads

Foam Polishing Pads

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

Large, 5-1/2" dia.

Item # 3414
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$17.42

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Foam Polishing Pads Small, 3" dia.

Small, 3" dia.

Item # 3410
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$13.08

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Foam Polishing Pads Hourglass, 3" dia.

Hourglass, 3" dia.

Item # 3409
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$13.08

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

Cone, 3-1/8" dia.

Item # 3411
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$13.08

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Foam Polishing Pads, All 4 sizes

All 4 sizes

Item # 3420
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List Price $56.66
Your Price $52.13

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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

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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Verified Buyer


Great time saver. Highly recommend if using Nitrocellulose finish.

5.0

Time saver!

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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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

2.0

Polishing Pad

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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.

1.0

Buffing Pads in a Drill??

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Verified Buyer


Well, here's my take on these pads. Although they are fairly nice pads, I find buffing a whole guitar with a drill, and these pads VERY awkward. I totally give a thumbs up for smaller projects like blending, or a headstock. BUT having the weight of the machine directly over the pad creates a situation where you cannot keep even pressure as your hands get tired. The thing that bothered me about this product was that I have a $300 Bosch variable speed sander polisher, and couldn't use it. So I've had to stop, and order pads from other suppliers and wait for them to arrive. Also the consistency of the pads should correspond to the polishing compounds. :( I'm not complaining, just asking. There are some really great power hand tools out there that can do a much better job than a pad chucked in a drill. I have hours of sanding and lac application, and these pads seems cheesy to me. Just my opinion. I am a loyal Stew Mac customer!!

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