Buff and Shine Microfiber Finishing Pad – 5.5 Inch
The Buff and Shine Microfiber Finishing Pad is a versatile pad that will remove light swirl marks when used with a light or medium cut polish and can also be used with cleaner waxes and all-in-one formulas. This pad will remove any haze left after using microfiber cutting pads. Use Buff and Shine Microfiber Finishing Pads with a dual action polisher.
Buff and Shine Microfiber Buffing Pads
Constructed of all high-quality materials, the microfiber surface is attached to 3/4″ thick foam interface material. The orange foam interface is relatively stiff while the black foam interface is quite squishy and flexible. Nonetheless, both pads have enough flexibility to allow working into contours in the surface being polished. The back of these pads have a high-quality “loop” layer that attaches securely to most “hook-and-loop” backing plates, although they are best matched with one of our high-quality backing plates.
The plush microfiber surface feels like a super-thick, super-plush microfiber towel. But don’t be fooled by their soft feel–these pads work as well as your favorite foam pads, with some extra advantages. First, when using these pads, you are in essence rubbing the surface with thousands of individual microfiber hairs, thus providing thorough contact with the surface. Also, the microfiber pad can “mellow” scratches better than many foam pads because all of those fibers tend to work into the channels of scratches. Best of all, chemical “load-up” is greatly reduced because there is a barrier between the microfibers and the foam backing.
Microfiber pads can be easily cleaned by “spinning” them with a stiff-bristled brush. They can also be machine-washed for thorough cleaning.
Because of their beveled design, the working area is actually 1/2″ larger in diameter than the base and thus provides a larger working area than a squared-off design. Yet the base is perfectly measured for easy centering onto the appropriate backing plate. For example, the 6.5″ Microfiber pads fit perfectly onto our 6″ backing plate; the 5.5″ Pad fits the 5″ backing plate, and the 4″ diameter Microfiber Pad fits a 3.5″ backing plate.
The center hole of the pads can also help with visually aligning the pad onto backing plates that have a similar center hole. But this center hole also has the very important function of providing a cooling chamber for excess heat to escape while the pad is working on the surface. The heat travels up the center hole and then dissipates into the foam interface. This heat transfer action allows longer working time.