3M™ Foam Polishing Pad produces wheel- and swirl-free paint finishes when used with 3M™ Perfect-It™ Machine Polish for a high gloss shine. These foam pads also refine minor sand scratches, scuff marks and surface defects to produce a smooth and flawless surface. Use polishing pads with 3M machine polishes (sold separately) to achieve a high gloss finish.
Better Paint Demands Better Products: 3M designed the grey buffing pad to be used in conjunction with the 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX family of polishes specially developed to quickly remove compounding swirls. The pad removes the compounding swirl marks left by either foam &or wool pads and can also be used in the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System for paint and clear coats repair when the finest finish is required. Finish results are dependent on the combination of coating type, polish, and tools used. The Evolution of Paint and Clear Coat: 3M developed foam pads to address the unique chemical composition of evolving paint and clear coat technologies. Foam pads are generally less aggressive and produce a finer finish than wool pads. They operate between 1200 and 2000 rpms to remove fine scratches, compound swirl marks, and surface marring. Foam buffing pads are used in conjunction with machine polishes and are suitable to use with rotary and random orbital tools. 3M™ Perfect-It™ Suite of Products: 3M™ Perfect-It™ system was created to produce show-room grade finishes with deep color and rich gloss. The system uses a progressive series of abrasives, buffing pads, and proprietary polishes across four stages of repair. The stages consist of sanding, scratch refinement, compounding, machine polishing, and swirl elimination. The level of work and stages needed for paint repair depend on the severity of the paint imperfection and Perfect-It™ provides an effective solution for any level of clear coat and paint repair.