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Car Polishing Pads

Browse our comprehensive range of foam, wool, and microfibre polishing pads. From heavy cut to soft finishing. Available in different sizes to suit a variety of backing plates. Car Machine Polishing Pads come in a variety of materials. A super-soft foam finishing pad will refine paintwork to a professional standard. A finishing pad is also a great way to apply your favourite carnauba wax or sealant.

Choosing your car polishing pads can be a little daunting if you haven't used any before. To keep things simple, we would say 2 or 3 pads from the same manufacturer with different "cut levels". This will give you everything you need to remove 80% of car swirls and light scratches in an easy 2/3 step process. If they have matching compounds, even better. Don't worry about the different brands colours or shapes at this time, personal preference depending on the paintwork you are working on will come into play once you hone in your skill.

Foam Pads, Microfibre Pads or Wool Pads. What should I choose?

  • Extreme Cut = Microfibre & Wool
  • Heavy / Medium Cut = Microfibre, Wool & Foam
  • Final Finish = Foam
  • All will create a lot of dust if overloaded with compound
  • Harder paint recommend going for Microfibre as it will save you a lot of time
  • Soft paint you will need a foam pad to finish regardless of what you start with
  • Beginner, regardless of paint hardness, stick with Foam
  • Wool if you are a professional, as they can get messy and if clogged won't work anyway
  • Longevity, foam is more likely to fall apart quickly if the pad is cheaper or mishandled. Microfibre and wool can wear down becoming less effective over time.

A few things to remember

  • Choose the correct size for your machine polishing backing plate (exact or ever so slightly over)
  • Thicker pads are move forgiving
  • Test a panel with a lighter cutting pad first
  • Always use a finishing/refining pad to give your paintwork that final gloss finish
Rupes DA Fine Pads (Yellow) DA Pads Fine (Yellow) zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £7.25 Rupes iBrid Nano DA Fine Pads (Yellow) iBrid Nano DA Fine Pads (Yellow) zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £3.95 Rupes DA Coarse Pads (Blue) DA Pads Coarse Blue zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £7.25 RUPES DA Intermediate High Performance Pad Light Blue DA Pads Intermediate (Light Blue) zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £7.25 Rupes iBrid Nano DA Coarse Pads (Blue) iBrid Nano DA Coarse Pads (Blue) zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £3.95 Rupes DA Ultrafine Pads (White) DA Pads Ultrafine (White) zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £7.25 Rupes X-Cut Foam Abrasives X-Cut Foam Abrasives five star rating for product page by Rupes from £1.55 Rupes Wool Pad Fine Blue Wool Pad Coarse (Blue) zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £11.25 Menzerna Heavy Cut Foam Pad Red (95mm & 150mm) Heavy Cut Foam Pad Red zero star rating for product page by Menzerna from £6.95 Rupes DA Coarse Microfiber Polishing Pad DA Microfiber Polishing Coarse Pad zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £7.95 Rupes Fine DA Fine Microfibre Polishing Pad DA Microfiber Polishing Fine Pad zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £7.95 Menzerna Medium Cut Foam Pad Yellow (95mm & 150mm) Medium Cut Foam Pad Yellow zero star rating for product page by Menzerna from £6.95 Rupes iBrid Nano DA Ultrafine Pads (White) iBrid Nano DA Ultrafine Pads (White) zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £3.95 Scholl Concepts Polishing Pad (Purple) Polishing Pad (Purple) zero star rating for product page by Scholl Concepts from £4.15 Chemical Guys HEX-LOGIC Medium Cut Pad Orange HEX-LOGIC Medium Cut Pad (Orange) zero star rating for product page by Chemical Guys from £9.95 Lake Country HDO CCS Orange Polishing Pads HDO CCS Orange Polishing Pad zero star rating for product page by Lake Country from £9.95 Kamikaze Collection Banzai Dynamics Polishing Pad (Red) Banzai Dynamics Polishing Pad (Red) zero star rating for product page by Kamikaze Collection from £12.95 Meguiars DA Microfibre Cutting Disc (2 Pack) Detailer DA Microfibre Cutting Discs zero star rating for product page by Meguiars from £28.95 Rupes Wool Pad Fine Yellow Wool Pad Medium (Yellow) zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £11.25 Chemical Guys HEX-LOGIC Light Polishing Pad White HEX-LOGIC Light Polishing Pad (White) zero star rating for product page by Chemical Guys from £9.95 Lake Country HDO CCS Blue Heavy Polishing Pad HDO CCS Blue Heavy Polishing Pad zero star rating for product page by Lake Country from £9.95 Koch Chemie Micro Cut Pad (Purple) Micro Cut Pad (Purple) zero star rating for product page by Koch Chemie from £6.75 Chemical Guys HEX-LOGIC Cutting Pad Green HEX-LOGIC Cutting Pad (Green) zero star rating for product page by Chemical Guys from £9.95 Menzerna Wax Foam Pad Blue Wax Foam Pad Blue zero star rating for product page by Menzerna from £12.95 Menzerna Soft Cut Foam Pad Green Soft Cut Foam Pad Green zero star rating for product page by Menzerna from £6.95 Koch Chemie Fine Cut Pad (Yellow) Fine Cut Pad Yellow zero star rating for product page by Koch Chemie from £6.95 Rupes DA Ultra-Fine Microfibre Polishing Pad DA Microfiber Polishing Ultra-Fine Pad zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £7.95 Lake Country Blue Hybrid Wool Pads Blue Hybrid Wool Pad zero star rating for product page by Lake Country from £6.95 Menzerna Lambs Wool Pad (150mm) Lambs Wool Pad zero star rating for product page by Menzerna £13.95 Ultimate Finish UF Wheel & Exhaust Drill Polishing Ball Wheel Polishing Ball zero star rating for product page by Ultimate Finish from £11.95 Scholl Concepts SpiderPad (Navy Blue) SpiderPad (Navy Blue) zero star rating for product page by Scholl Concepts from £5.95 Koch Chemie Heavy Cut Pad (Red) Heavy Cut Pad (Red) zero star rating for product page by Koch Chemie from £6.95 Meguiars DA Microfibre Finishing Disc (2 Pack) Detailer DA Microfibre Finishing Discs zero star rating for product page by Meguiars from £28.95 Chemical Guys HEX-LOGIC Heavy Cutting Pad Yellow (135mm) HEX-LOGIC Heavy Cutting Pad (Yellow) zero star rating for product page by Chemical Guys £12.95 Cartec White Compound Pad (100mm, 150mm, & 180mm) White Compound Pad zero star rating for product page by Cartec from £8.95 Koch Chemie One Cut Pad (Orange) One Cut Pad (Orange) zero star rating for product page by Koch Chemie from £6.75 Lake Country  SDO CCS Black Finishing Pad SDO CCS Black Finishing Pad five star rating for product page by Lake Country from £5.95 Lake Country SDO CCS Blue Heavy Polishing Pad SDO CCS Blue Heavy Polishing Pad five star rating for product page by Lake Country from £5.95 Nanolex Polishing Pad Medium Purple (Slim) Polishing Pad Medium Purple (Slim) zero star rating for product page by Nanolex from £8.93 Nanolex Polishing Pad Soft Dark Blue (Nano) Polishing Pad Soft Dark Blue (Nano) zero star rating for product page by Nanolex from £15.26 Rupes iBrid Nano Wool Fine Pads (Yellow) iBrid Nano Wool Medium Pads (Yellow) zero star rating for product page by Rupes from £8.25 Cartec Green Compound Pad (100mm, 150mm, 180mm) Green Compound Pad zero star rating for product page by Cartec from £8.95 Meguiars Soft Buff Foam Finishing Disc (Black) Soft Buff Foam Finishing Disc Black zero star rating for product page by Meguiars from £18.45 Scholl Concepts SOFTouch Waffle Finishing Pad (Black) SOFTouch Waffle Finishing Pad (Black) zero star rating for product page by Scholl Concepts from £4.15 Chemical Guys HEX-LOGIC Finishing Pad Black HEX-LOGIC Finishing Pad (Black) five star rating for product page by Chemical Guys from £9.95 ValetPRO Valet Pro Light-Medium Polishing Pad (150mm) Light-Medium Polishing Pad zero star rating for product page by ValetPRO £9.10 Cartec Refinishing Lambswool Cutting Pad (80mm & 145mm) Lambswool Cutting Pad zero star rating for product page by Cartec from £16.95 Kamikaze Collection Gray Microfibre Buff (80mm & 125mm) Gray Microfibre Buff zero star rating for product page by Kamikaze Collection from £7.75