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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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$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

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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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1.0

Not as impressed as I thought I'd be. 

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

5.0

Work great, but

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

Thanks STEWMAC

5.0

These seem to be top quality

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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.

4.0

5 1/2 inch diameter pad

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The big ones work good. I'm gonna have to try the smaller type now. These are a great way to achieve a brilliant shine without a pro buffing setup.

4.0

Thanks for these!

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I bought 4 of each shape and use them as advised, refinish jobs gone up a few notches :) Tend to wear out a bit quick for my liking but cannot do without them.

4.0

Works well

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When using this foam pad remember to remove any thing that might snag it (volumes/tone pots) and cover and hardware post holes.The compounds can quickly be built up in these holes. As far as use, functionality and results I give them a good grade. Some areas are subject to better results with good old elbow grease.

5.0

Buffing Pad

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The foam polishing pads from Stewmac do a great job in removing scratches and developing a deep shine. I've used other buffers and had okay results, but these pads have finally delivered the look I was after. I can't compare them to an actual buffing wheel, but one thing is sure, you won't melt your nitro.

5.0

Do the job nicely

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These pads do the job nicely. Of course there isn't much to wrong with this product.

5.0

magnificent tool

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this tool it¦s excellent, i¦ll still buying from you guys because i feel so happy with your products, you are the best just take a look at the photo, thank you...fausto antonio

5.0

Realistic Relic 

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My Vintage brand Icon distressed satin finish Tele copy buffed up with just the swirl remover within seconds. The unrealistic satin finish went to a believable gloss. The pads worked great!

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