MaxShine Professional Polisher Pads Offers Smooth Contouring, Brings The Best Results

There are many types of polisher pads available differentiated by material and detailing processes in the market.  MaxShine covers all the possible pads that work with the professional car polishers and chemical compounds it offers. In this topic, we will discuss the various types of pads: foam, wool, microfiber, orange peel remover, and sandpaper. Each pad works for specific applications, characterized by material types, sizes, applications, and types of polishers used. MaxShine pads are all hook & loop ready for easy attachment with polishing plates.

What are the polisher pads?

Polisher pads are also called buffing pads that work between a polisher and car surfaces through a plate that the pads directly contour the targeted car surfaces. The pads collaborate with various types of compounds for cutting, polishing, and finishing, which are processes involved in paint correction. The task may require removing light scratches to heavy swirl marks, polishing, or finishing; these are all dependent variables considered and decided by the detailers or individuals.

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What types of polisher pads are available?

The polishing pads have evolved with different types of material for meeting specific processes that serve dual action or rotary polishers. Below are the polishing pads associated with the 



Product Examples

Foam Pads

Cutting, Polishing, Finishing
  • The most commonly used pads
  • Made of polyurethane: strong bonding, oil resistive, used in harsh tasks, flexible
  • Machine washable, reusable
polisher pads - foam pad

Wool Pads

Heavy Cutting, Glass Polishing
  • Used for initial heavy cutting on rough surfaces or heavy polishing
  • Aggressive, high-performance, and fast cutting
  • For glass polishing, a 100% pure Woolen Felt used
  • Generally made of wools
polishing pads - wool pad

Microfiber Pads

Cutting, Polishing, Finishing


  • MaxShine Microfiber One Step offers to perform cutting, polishing, and finishing to remove below-the-surface defects
  • Made of fine microfiber
polishing pads - microfiber pads

Denim or Velvet Pads

Orange peel and swirl mark removal
  • Specifically designed for removing orange peel and swirl marks
  • 2000 Grit, 3000 Grit grade
  • Made of black denim or velvet fine fabric
Polishing Pads - Orange Peel Remover


Polishing and finishing non-metal
  • Made for polishing and finishing non-metal surfaces: coated paint, wood, rubber, plastic, leather, and any soft surfaces
  • 1200, 1500, 2000, and 3000 grit grades are separately available
polishing pads - sandpapers

What is MaxShine’s Foam Pad Color Coded System?

Car detailing requires different types of processes depending on the condition of a car and specific requirements. Typical processes are cutting, polishing, and finishing used with a foam pad and chemical compound for easy flow job processes. MaxShine defines foam pads by a color-coded system.

Cutting Polishing Finishing
Color Green or Blue Yellow Red
Product Image professional pads - cutting pad in blue professional polishing pads - yellow for polishing Professional Polisher Pads - red for finishing
Chemical compounds used with various types of pads MaxCut  Mirror Finish Polish X-Treme Glaze

Note: As for the chemical compounds, there are other choices ready for you: Graphene Ceramic Coating, Wild Cherry Speed Wax, and Carnauba Wax

What are the supported sizes of MaxShine foam pads?

MaxShine offers 3-inch, 5-inch, and 6-inch foam pads to meet the car detailing job requirements and different polisher backing plate sizes.

What are the differences between high-profile and low-profile foam pads?

You can use the high-profile foam pads for dual-action polishers and rotary polishers. The high-profile foam pads are an ideal solution collaborating with the dual action polishers, especially for beginners in car detailing, thanks to thick foam, high heat dissipation, and safer with the center cut and tapered edge design. The low-profile foam pad containing EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, a substitute for vinyl or rubber) cannot be applied to rotary polishers.

More details about the high-profile foam pads

The high-profile foam polisher pads by MaxShine use imported material from Germany. The pads are scientifically designed for high heat resistance, heat dissipation center cut, and tapered edge to protect the polisher pad while reducing damage to the finish. They easily allow contouring curves and other car surfaces to be safely and smoothly, contributed by the thick and scientific design. You can effortlessly attach the pads on the plates using Hook and Loop fasteners. They will professionally remove heavy swirl marks, scratches, and any chemical oxidation that remained on the car surfaces. Thanks to the eco-friendly design, you can clean, wash, and reuse them.

MaxShine cross-cut foam pads

The cross-cut foam polisher pads are scientifically designed with perforated cuts vertically and horizontally on the surface of the polishing pads for absorbing heat while taking and applying compounds through the cross-cut surface effectively.

The cross-cut is a unique design that helps to contour the car surface easily while reducing the heat. polisher pads - cross curt foam pad

MaxShine wool pads

MaxShine offers 100% natural wool and cool wool polisher pads for aggressive paint correction applications. The wool is known for being resilient, compression resistive, and breathable, which offers an excellent opportunity to remove fine swirl marks on car surfaces, including glass.

100% natural made wool pads

By taking advantage of the natural wool properties, the Maxshine Wool Polishing Pad shall be the perfect solution to remove fine scratches, oxidation, and swirls from painted surfaces. polishing pads - wool pads

The wool foam pad is an ideal solution for aggressive cutting, polishing, or final finishing collaborating with compounds, distributed evenly and consistently thanks to the properties of the wool, which is thick and high density and provides additional values of durability, stability, less shrinkage, and long service life.

MaxShine microfiber pads

MaxShine offers a premium-class microfiber foam pad for removing swirl marks, scratches, and any chemical oxidation on the car surface. microfiber polishing pads 3" 5" 6"

The polisher pads are scientifically designed for heat resistance and heat dissipation with an adaptation of high-quality material, further assisted by the center cut and two layers of EVA foam that provide further strength and cushion for absorbing pressure and heat generated by the polisher and from the surface. The tapered edge reduces damage on the painted surface and easy contouring.

What is tapered edge, and how does it help polishing?
The tapered edge with a pad has a 45-degree slope, making easy contouring on the surfaces due to less air pressure, assisting the high-speed circular motion of a polisher. polisher pads - tapered edge

It also helps to protect the painted surface when the polisher is leaned to the surface.

Orange peel removal polisher pads

MaxShine offers two types of orange removal pads made of Denim or Velvet. The denim-made polishing pads, graded at 2000 grits are more aggressive than the velvet-made graded at 3000 grits due to the nature of the material. Using the orange peel remover requires experience in car detailing.

Velvet Orange peel remover

The Maxshine Orange Peel Remover Polishing Pad is a professional detailer solution to remove orange peel on the clear and top coat, less aggressive than the denim 2000 grit due to the nature of the velvet material.

It lets you save time and effort to remove the orange peel on the car surfaces without wet sanding. Orange Peel PAD

Denim Orange peel remover

The orange peel polishing pad has been designed as a professional detailer solution to remove heavy orange peel on the thick paint system, as it employs aggressive rough denim, offering maximum leveling power and resulting in a perfectly smooth surface.

It lets you save time and effort, for hard to remove the orange peel on the car surfaces without needing wet sanding. The polishing pads work with both rotary or da polishers. Polishing Pads - Orange Peel Remover

6″ Sandpaper Grit 1200, 1500, 2000, 3000

Maxshine provides fine-grade sandpapers with 6-inch discs ranging from 1200, 1500, 2000, and 3000 grits. polishing pads - sandpaper

They are made to produce an even and consistent scratch pattern, a perfect polishing effect on the surface. The sandpaper discs have hook and loop attachments ready for easy use on non-metal surfaces such as wood, paint, rubber, leather, plastic, and other soft materials.

What is an Interface Pad?

An interface foam pad is unique among polishing foam pads in that they are used for in-between and conforming to contour a finer finish. Soft Foam Interface Pads

MaxShine’s interface pads carry an extra soft foam layer insertion that helps even with pressure distribution. The center cut with eight(8) vacuum holes helps to reduce the heat and absorb dust during polishing while ensuring smooth contouring for final sanding prep.

How does the soft foam interface pad work with other pads?

The interface pad works mainly with sandpapers in order to prepare the final polishing, called an “Interface Pad”. The interface pad is attached to a polisher plate, and the thin sandpaper can be easily attached to the interface pad. Since the sandpaper is thin and difficult to attach a polishing plate directly, the interface pad helps to attach it to the plate. A foam pad can be attached to the interface pad when polishing highly curved surfaces; the interface works as an extra cushion contouring the curves, making it easier to polish.


Polishing pads ultimately provide brilliant car detailing results, collaborating with various chemical compounds and polishing machines. Choosing the correct polishing pads allows you to achieve your goal and save time and money. MaxShine effectively addresses what you are looking for and is ready to serve your needs by bringing all the tools you need to do your detailing.

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