The 3M™ Finesse-it™ Buffing Pad - White Open Cell Foam provides the most aggressive finishing action in the 3M™ Finesse-it™ foam pad line and is designed to be used with coarser polishes, such as Finesse-it™ Finishing Material Easy Clean-Up, to effectively remove sanding scratches. It is ideal for polishing automotive OEM, marine, and aerospace coatings.
- Coarse, open cell foam provides aggressive cut
- Waffle face provides sufficient contact surface and minimizes heat buildup
- Harder foam and larger articulations (holes) provide more cutting than closed cell pads
- Repairs coatings without repainting
- 3M™ Hookit™ attachment system holds pad securely and provides quick pad change-out
What is the 3M™ Finesse-It™ Buffing Pad 28401 made of?
The pad is constructed from soft, white open cell foam.
How many are included in a case of the 28401 pads?
There are a total of 50 pads per case, with an inner pack that includes ten pads.
What size are these buffing pads?
Each pad measures at a diameter of approximately 5.25 inches.
Can these buffs be used on any type of surface or only certain ones?
These specific buffing pads work best on automotive paints and finishes made from cured or baked clear coats to remove swirls after compounding.
. Do you have any recommendations for how to properly care for and maintain these buffing pads?
. After each use, thoroughly rinse out any excess compound particles and let them dry completely before storing them away.
The 3M™ Finesse-it™ Buffing Pad - White Open Cell Foam is a versatile product that can be used in the 3M™ Finesse-it™ Trizact™ Paint Repair System for AOEM paint and clear coats. These buffing pads have a convolute face that minimizes heat buildup and provides more contact surface than flat pads. The white, open-cell pads are beveled to prevent the attachment area from contacting the coating surface in corners and on contoured surfaces.
The pads are designed for use with the 3M™ Hookit™ attachment system for quick pad mounting and removal and to hold the pad securely in place during use. 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.3M™ Finesse-it™ Products
3M™ Finesse-it™ products are 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 our recommended buffing system for repairing surface defects to clear coats, lacquered wood, solid surfaces, gelcoat, powder coat, industrial paint, acrylic, and glass.Foam Pads
This line of foam pads is designed to address the unique chemical composition of evolving paint and clear coat technologies. Foam pads are generally less aggressive and produce a finer finish than wool pads. They normally operate at higher RPMs than wool pads, relying on a combination of cutting and heat buildup to slightly melt the surface coating and remove fine scratches, swirl marks, and surface marring. Foam pads range in abrasive levels determined by its softness and the cell size of the holes; the larger the hole, the more aggressive the pad. "Closed cell" pads are the least aggressive type. You can use these foam buffing pads in conjunction with polishes and are suitable to use with rotary and random orbital tools.