3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Compounding Pads are our highest-performing foam compounding pads for refining and removing sand scratches from automotive painted finishes. A foam face pattern provides consistent surface contact and holds compound to reduce slinging. These single-sided pads feature insets for easy centering on rotary polishers, and Hookit™ hook-and-loop attachment for easy change-outs.
A family of 4 inch pads to meet all of your paint and finishing needs
Pads for Better Compounding
3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Compounding Pads combine features that save time and money and improve overall results of your auto body compounding work — for each job, and in your collision repair shop operations. The foam face pattern is designed to maintain consistent surface contact for maximum efficiency, and to hold compound to limit slinging. This 4-in.-diameter pad is sized for a variety of specific applications including working with cured, hard or medium finish paint, denibbing, scratch removal and refining P1200 or finer sand scratches even in confined spaces. A reverse taper protects the edge of the backing pad, helping reduce the chance of damage to the automotive finish. Single-sided construction features our Hookit™ attachment to save time and preserve pad life.
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 compounding pads are generally less aggressive and produce a finer finish than wool pads, ideal for the critical compounding steps of the paint refinishing process. 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Compounding Pads are best used in conjunction with Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound
and feature a built-in inset for quick attachment to rotary and random orbital polishers. 3M recommends using this pad 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 Compounding 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.