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A top-of-the-line, high performance, single-sided, foam polishing pad.
3M's black foam pads are their softer and less aggressive foam pads.
They are used with polishes to remove haze and swirl marks left after compounding on painted surfaces.
Foam pads can generate high temperatures, so exercise caution if you use them on heat-sensitive gelcoat.
Features a patented 3M™ convoluted face design which holds polishes better, so it reduces slinging of polish.
Recessed and reduced diameter loop attachment backing for added edge protection.
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.
• Reduced diameter, flat backing for self-centering and added edge protection
• Fine cut - produces a high gloss finish
• Priced by the each
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 05738, 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.