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  • 3M™ Finesse-it™ Natural Buffing Pad, 5-1/4 in, Part Number 81471
  • 3M™ Finesse-it™ Natural Buffing Pad, 5-1/4 in, Part Number 81471

    3M ID 60980014306
    • Provides the most aggressive cutting action in the Finesse-it line for fast removal of sanding scratches in conjunction with 3M™Finesse-it™ polishes
    • Dense natural pile conforms to contours for even finishing
    • Aggressive cut quickly removes oxidation and scratches with less heat buildup
    • 3M™ Hookit™ attachment system holds pad securely and provides quick disc/pad change-out
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    Specifications
    Attachment Type
    Hook & Loop
    Brand
    Finesse-it™
    Diameter (Metric)
    133.35 mm
    Form Type
    Wool
    Front Color
    White
    Industries
    AOEM, Paint Preparation
    Material
    Wool
    Pile Height (metric)
    20 mm
    Product Form
    Buffing Pad
    Size
    135mm
    Type
    Regular
    Product Details
    • Provides the most aggressive cutting action in the Finesse-it line for fast removal of sanding scratches in conjunction with 3M™Finesse-it™ polishes
    • Dense natural pile conforms to contours for even finishing
    • Aggressive cut quickly removes oxidation and scratches with less heat buildup
    • 3M™ Hookit™ attachment system holds pad securely and provides quick disc/pad change-out
    • Pads combine with buffers, random orbital tools, and variable speed polishers to produce desired final finish

    3M™ Finesse-it™ Natural Buffing Pad is made with select lamb’s wool hide, trimmed to 20 mm length to offer a more aggressive cut than longer-fiber pads. The natural hide holds each fiber individually, which minimizes lint discharge. The dense pile surface holds the polish for even, consistent material distribution while minimizing splatter and jumping.

    The pad is designed to be used with Finesse-it™ polishes to produce optimal results. Our Finesse-it™ Natural Buffing Pad is ideal for buffing automotive OEM, marine, and aerospace coatings. When used in conjunction with our Finesse-it polishes, the pad quickly removes finishing abrasive sand scratches, oxidation, and other paint surface defects. Resulting finish may require a follow up polishing step with a finer pad to completely remove swirl marks. This pad is manufactured with the 3M™ Hookit™ attachment system for quick pad mounting and removal, and to hold the pad securely in place during use. Our Hookit™ buffing pads conveniently and firmly attach to a hook-and-loop backup disc pad (sold separately) on rotary or random orbital tools, can be removed cleanly and easily, and can be re-used again and again for the life of the pad. Finish results are dependent on specific polish used, coating type, and the tool used. Wool buffing pads are generally more aggressive and easier to control than foam pads. They have a greater available cutting surface area due to the presence of thousands of fibers. These fibers provide faster cutting action than foam pads, Wool fibers hold the polish to provide even distribution of material and require less pressure from the operator. The nap helps wool pads glide and conform to contours, making them easier to control than foam pads. Because of their cutting ability, wool pads are effective for removing sanding scratches and perform best on rotary type buffing tools. Depending on the polish type, individual technique, composition of the coating, and the tool used, finishing with a wool pad may require a follow-up step with a foam pad and polish to remove micro-marring or swirl marks. Our Finesse-it™ products are a line of specially engineered abrasives, compounds, polishes, and buffing pads to be used on OEM and baked refinish paints to remove defects, sand scratches, or swirl marks on a variety of painted surfaces. 3M™ Finesse-it™ products are an integral part of a 3M recommended buffing system for repairing surface defects to clear coats, lacquered wood, solid surfaces, gelcoat, powder coat, industrial paint, acrylic, and glass.

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