A mid-tier, single-sided, coarse foam compounding pad.
3M's white foam pads are their coarsest and most aggressive cutting foam pads.
They are typically used for compounding on painted surfaces.
Use this pad to refine 1200 and finer sanding scratches, when repairing paint surface defects.
Foam pads can generate high temperatures, so exercise caution if you use them on heat-sensitive gelcoat.
• Convoluted foam face design holds compounds better - reduces slinging of compound
• Use this pad with a 3M™ #05717 Standard Hookit 9" Backup Pad — which can be used on all standard 5/8-11 slow speed polishers (no adapter required). See Related Products, below
• Packaged and sold by the pair
Heavy on the technical side...
• If you typically use a double-sided pad, you probably already have a 3M #05710 Superbuff extension adapter on your tool to prevent the back side of the double pad from skinning your knuckles.
Should you wish to temporarily switch to a pad which happens to be single-sided, like this 05723, and don't want the inconvenience of having to remove and replace the extension adapter every time, you should consider using the lower profile #05718 backup pad.
The short hub on the #05718 backup pad will keep the buffing pad closer to the tool body for better leverage and control than the tall hub on the #0517 Standard Backup Pad.