Our 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Compounding Pads are our highest-performing foam compounding pads for refining sand scratches, slow-speed polishing, denibbing and more. Foam face pattern provides more surface contact, holds compound better and reduces slinging. Doubled-sided pads work with 3M™ Quick Connect Adaptors on rotary polishers; double-side pads work with our Hookit™ system for easy change-outs.
For the highest performance at every step during auto body compounding, our 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Compounding Pads combine features that save time and improve results — for each job, and in your auto body operation. Pad face patterns are designed into the foam to hold more compound and limit slinging, as well as provide more contact with the surface for maximum efficiency. Double- and single-sided constructions work with our Quick Connect and Hookit™ attachment systems to save time and preserve pad life. Choose a 3-, 6- or 8-inch diameter pad 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.
Another Perfect-It™ Top Performer
We developed these foam pads as part of our 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System (PDF, 303 Kb) to keep pace with evolving paint and clear coat technologies. Foam pads are generally less aggressive and produce a finer finish than wool pads, ideal for the critical compounding stages of paint refinishing. They can normally operate at higher RPMs, relying on a combination of cutting and heat buildup to slightly melt the surface coating and remove fine scratches and swirl marks. 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Compounding Pads are best used in conjunction with Perfect-It™ Rubbing Compound and are quickly attached to rotary and random orbital tools.
Our Quick Connect Double-Sided Pads
Our double-sided 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Compounding Pads feature a center plate for added durability, and work with our Quick Connect polisher adaptor. The metal adapter has 5/8-inch threads, making it easy for operators to quickly lock and center our compounding pads to a large range of standard rotary polishers. They can detach them just as quickly, which makes changing pads easy and fast and saves time during the stages of our Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing System.
Single-Sided Foam Pads and Our Hookit™ Attachment System
Our 3M™ Hookit™ hook-and-loop feature makes attachment, removal, and re-attachment of single-sided 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Compounding Pads clean, easy and very fast for maximized shop time. Hookit™ pads have J-shaped hooks of the type most commonly used in everyday hook-and-loop applications. Hookit™ disc back-up pads grip the brushed nylon loop backings of 3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Compounding Pads and keep them firmly attached even during aggressive use. Yet the pads also remove very quickly, saving time during multi-step compounding jobs.
Part of a Scientifically Developed System from 3M
3M™ Perfect-It™ Foam Compounding Pads are the highest-performing double- and single-sided foam compounding pads we offer. They are an integral part of our 3M™ Perfect-it™ Paint Finishing System — developed for when the finest finish is required for every level of clear coat and paint repair. Our system uses a progressive series of abrasives, buffing and compounding pads, and proprietary polishes across four stages of repair to produce show-room grade finishes with deep color and rich gloss.