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Maxshine Foam Cutting Pad – Slim 5″


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Maxshine Foam Cutting Pad – Slim 5″

Cuts Moderate to Heavy Swirls and Defects on Hard and Soft Paints

Dual Action or Rotary Compatible

Closed Cell German Foam Technology

Impressive and Long Lasting Performance Pads

20mm Foam Thickness

Heat Dispersion Centre Cut Hole

Strong Hi-Temp resistant Backing Glue

Tapered Edged, Hook and Loop Backing

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Maxshine Foam Cutting Pad – Slim 5″



Step 1 in the Paint Correction and Polishing Process.


These Pads are used as an initial polishing pad to remove moderate to Heavy swirls and defects with an appropriate Cutting compound. This Stage must be followed up with either a Polishing or Finishing Pad to refine the surface further and remove tiny scratches and hazing that will occur in Heavy Cutting.



All of Maxshine’s range of Cutting, Polishing and Finishing Pads are manufactured from Quality Sourced Raw Materials from either Germany, Korea, China or Australia.


Maxshine Global Manufacture for many leading brands around the World so you can sure to expect the same quality and results whilst enjoying lower prices!


With thinner and Less Foam Flex, the user can control the pressure and evenness thus allowing a quicker and faster cut or polish


What makes Maxshine Pads unique is that they will not buldge, shrink, shred or lose their Density prematurely. The Special German Foam Technology used in all Maxshines Pads are designed to Cut, Polish and Refine Painted Surfaces perfectly whilst having high heat dispersal, longevity and being easy to clean.


Expect Maxshines Pads to last a lot longer than many other pads when handled and maintained correctly. We recommend using either Compressed Air, Pad Washers or Pad Brush to quickly and easily clear debris from within the foam cells.


The Hook and Loop Backing Material will attach very tightly to all polishing machine backing plates and the adhesive used to secure the Foam Face will not easy delaminate, shrink or break down if used correctly.


Easy Clean with Pad Washer, Brush or Compressed Air


High Heat Resistant Backing Pad Glue with Long Lasting High Quality German Foam.

Tips for Use:

All Vehicles Paint and Surfaces will differ from make to make. Paint tends to differ in Hardness. Whether it’s a Single Stage Acrylic (No Clear Coat) or 2 Pack (Clear over base Coated).

In General, Paint surfaces on European and American Cars like VW, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, GM are considered “Hard” and can require a Heavier Cutting Foam Pad and or type ie (Wool/Microfiber)



Soft Painted Vehicles are Generally makes from Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Holden, Ford. These paints can require much less aggressive type of pad and work to reduce swirls and defects. These paints can sometimes be easily corrected with a variety of foam pads but others may need Wool or Microfiber.


“Always Let the Pad do the Work”


Just Like with any consumable tool and product, they are designed to assist in getting the job done but will eventually require replacement.

All Maxshine Pads and any pads on the market are well built and will last for many Polishing Jobs if used correctly.





Always Prime any Pad you are using. Place 4-6 Dots of Pea Sized Polish onto the pad surface and massage them through the fibres to ensure full coverage before polishing. Then place another 4-5 Pea sized dots to start correcting.


Cutting Defects is rarely done at a High Speed. You may feel like your getting the job done faster but actually its best to keep any Dual Action Polisher in the Speed Range 3-4. Keep your arm speed slow and with only enough pressure/Force to keep the pad rotating (Which is when it actually cuts effectively).


Remember that Correctly Prepped Paint surfaces are very raw. The paints resistance to a Cutting pad surface is initially increased until the surface is more refined and smooth. Initially it may be frustrating to keep pad rotation and its easy to blame the Machine etc but keep your pad well lubricated with Compound (Not Saturated tho), keep it clean, adjust your pressure and even spray a light mist of water or quick detailing spray as you go for initial compounding stages.


“One Pass” is generally a 60x60cm Section (Between Most Peoples Shoulder Blades) taking about 6-10 Seconds to do so and then in a Cross Hatch Method with 50% overlap.


Keep the Pads Clean! – A pad that is full of removed paint residue is not as effective as one that has all its cell/fibre strands clear to do its job. The pad will heat up too quickly and eventually cause premature failure if blocked up.


Always clean your pads after every panel or couple of “passes” with an air gun, pad brush or designated pad washer system. We recommend always having at least 2 types of each pad strength or more when paint correcting.


Pads that have too much pressure applied and are violently used will collect paint debris, heat up too fast and will fail quicker.  Minimising heat is any detailers objective. Always think about this! Ask yourself  “Is my compound dusting too much because of heat?”, “Is my Pad too hot because i’m working a too large of a section too quickly?”. “I must clean my pad after every section”.


Some “All Purpose Cleaners” can also deteriorate pad materials and we only advise using a dedicated pad cleaner liquid or gentle Ph Neutral Washing Shampoo when Final Cleaning Pads.




Combined with the right Polishing and Finishing Compounds the Pads can be used at higher speeds (4-6) on Dual Action Machines. The resistance in the paint is lower as the surface has been refined from the compounding stages and will generate less heat and drag.


High Speed will always cause more heat tho. Yes, you can increase your machine speed and arm speed for sections but always be mindful of how hot the pad is getting! Never let the pad free spin at high speed without pressure on them! It’s like trying to hang on to one of those kiddies play park spinning things. You’ll fall off eventually…


Professional Detailers use at least 4 pads of each strength per car. They do this because they know that pads that are overworked will heat up and fail quicker. They change them out after every few panels to let them cool and work with a freshly cleaned, cool one every time.


Additional information

Weight0.02 kg

5 inch, 6 inch, 5 Inch Twin Pack, 6 Inch Twin Pack, 5 Inch 4 Pack, 6 Inch 4 Pack


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