Get maximum paint correction efficiency with 3D’s spider-cut design foam pads
Some people think foam is foam, but this is simply not true. There’s a lot of chemistry and physics that go into the design of a quality foam pad. 3D’s quality foam buffing pads use the latest in foam chemistry to create pads that simply outperform the competition.
Note: 5.5" Pad does NOT have criss-cross cuts, it's a NON-Spider pad.
Different chemicals can be added to a foam formula to make foam react differently under time, heat, pressure and exposure to liquids or chemicals. Simple, non-descript foam pads cost less and that’s because they do less.
Sharp Foam Structure
Run your hand over the face of a clean, dry 3D dark purple spider-cut foam cutting pad and you can feel the sharpness of the foam. This pad has a sharp, coarse foam structure, which is what you want when you need to remove defects quickly.
The slotted spider-cuts across the face of our foam cutting pad flex when spinning against the surface, this increases their surface area, which increases their cutting ability for faster defect removal.
The spider-cut structure flexes to open up when buffing allowing the compound powders or abrasives to migrate in-between the spider-cuts trapping them for extended work time and more efficient paint correction. As you’re buffing, the abrasives have greater contact against the surface for more efficient defect removal.
The open-cell design also offers great tensile strength as compared to closed-cell foam pads and this means they are more tear-resistant and thus last longer.
Cooler Buffing Temperatures
The slotted spider-cuts across the face of the pad flex as you buff allowing better air movement over and through the pad for improved heat transfer from the pad to the air. This helps keep surface temperatures lower and helps to prevent the face of the pad from bowling-in.
3D’s aggressive dark purple spider-cut foam cutting pads cut fast and because the pad material is foam and not fibers, they leave a nicer finish. Fiber pads like our wool cutting pads will cut faster than any brand of foam cutting pad, this is the upside or benefit to a fiber pad. The downside is anytime you cut with a fiber pad, (any brand), the same feature that provides increased cutting, which is individual fibers cutting into the paint surface, also leaves deeper marring of the surface. If you don’t need the most aggressive wool cutting pads for your project, then 3D’s dark purple spider-cut foam cutting pads cut fast while leaving a nicer finish.