- Ideal for finishing of automotive paint surfaces
- Used with 3M™ Perfect-It™ Finishing Material, can reduce steps in collision repair process
- Single pad functions as compounding and machine polishing pad
- Fits all 3" Hookit™ back-up pads
- Tapered edge protects backing pad edge, helping reduce damage to finish
- 4” diameter is excellent for finishing in small areas or tight spaces
- Hookit™ attachment makes for fast change-outs
- Part of the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System for showroom finishes
Our 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Finishing Pad is designed as a combination of traditional compounding pad and polishing pad, eliminating the need for multiple pads and multiple repair steps. It works with 3M™ Perfect-It™ 1 Finishing Material, which cuts like a compound but handles like a polish to remove Trizact™ 3000 or finer scratches for a high gloss finish and minimal swirl marks.
A family of 4 inch pads to meet all of your paint and finishing needs
One Pad for Multiple Repair Steps
When used with 3M™ Perfect-It™ 1 Finishing Material, our 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Finishing Pad is engineered for compounding and polishing — you can achieve a high-gloss finish in fewer steps, without the need for traditional compounding and polishing pads. The combination of pad and finishing material delivers the cut of a compound with the handling of a polish, eliminating Trizact™ 3000 or finer sand scratches. The result is faster final paint finishing with minimal swirl marks, using less material. These single-sided pads feature insets for easy centering on rotary polishers, and Hookit™ hook-and-loop attachment for easy change-outs. A reverse taper protects the edge of the backing pad, helping reduce the chance of damage to the automotive finish.
3M recommends using pad with 3M™ Buffer, Pistol Grip, 3 Inch, PN28354
Another Perfect-It™ Top Performer
We developed these foam pads as part of our Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System to keep pace with evolving paint and clear coat technologies. Foam finishing pads are generally less aggressive and produce a finer finish than wool pads, ideal for the critical finishing steps of paint refinishing. 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Finishing Pads are used in conjunction with Perfect-It™ 1 Finishing Material and attach quickly to rotary polishers. 3M recommends using these pads with 3M™ Buffer, Pistol Grip, 3 Inch, PN28354.
The 3M™ Perfect-It™ Brand: 3M's Highest-Quality Solution for Finishing Coated Surfaces
Our Perfect-It brand represents a complete range of solutions designed for busy shops to achieve perfect defect-free finishes, every time, in as little time as possible. Perfect-It brand products have been developed according to a step-by-step system — there's no need to create your own processes to get the best finish. Premium product performance means shorter process times at every step. You use less material, and you have less material to clean up. In all, our Perfect-It brand products let you complete more jobs in the same amount of time. You get better throughput, the finest and most consistent finishes, and increased customer satisfaction with every job.
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Single-Sided Foam Pads and Our Hookit™ Attachment System
The Hookit™ attachment system has a hook-and-loop feature which makes attachment, removal, and re-attachment clean and easy. It also facilitates use and re-use of the Perfect-It™ pad for maximum product life. Hookit™ sheets have a brushed nylon loop backing of the type most commonly used in everyday hook-and-loop applications. The 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Finishing Pad features hooks which grip the brushed nylon loop backing of your Hookit™ backup pad. It's simple: just attach the pad and start compounding. The pad removes just as cleanly and easily. The Hookit™ system is designed for work spaces and applications where adhesive backed abrasives may become contaminated by dust, dirt or debris.