Cross Cut Foam Pad – 3″,5“,6″ Cutting, Polishing, Finishing Pads


The cross cut foam pad is a unique design with horizontal and vertical cuts, reducing heat while delivering compounds efficiently.

Hook and Loop: Allow easily to attach the pad to the backing plate.

Thick foam offers smooth contouring surfaces and curves.




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Cross Cut Foam Pad – 3″,5“,6″ For Cutting, Polishing, Finishing

The cross-cut foam pad is one of the foam pads with the cuts on the foam pad in vertical and horizontal positions to effectively absorb heat and compounds through the cuts and allow even distribution of the compounds on the car surfaces. It professionally removes swirls, paint defects, stains, and oxidation using rotary or dual-action polishers with hook and loop attachment, while the thick foam allows smooth contouring. They are color-coded for using specific detailing processes: Cutting (Green), polishing (Yellow), and finishing (Red). 

The image below represents the cross-cut foam pad with vertical and horizontal cuts in the pad, offering efficient delivery of compounds while absorbing heat.

Cross Cut Foam Pad - vertical and horizontal cuts

Features and Benefits of the Foam Pads

Designed for heat dissipation and even compound delivery for the best productivity: 

The unique design of the pads with horizontal and vertical cuts allows effective heat dissipation and even compound delivery on the car surface while providing smooth contouring with the optimized thickness, suitable for high-speed polishers. The round-shaped center cut further assists in dissipating the heat from the buffing action, allowing for the best productivity. 

The best foam pads with cross-cuts effectively remove defects. 

The best foam pads embracing cross-cuts remove heavy swirl marks, scratches, and oxidation on car surfaces due to their scientific design, offering the best detailing experiences for cutting, polishing, and finishing with blue, yellow, and red colored foam pads, helping seamless workflow.

Easy attachment to the polishing plate and polisher compatibility

The high-quality hook and loop design offers easy replacement of the pad from the polisher backing plate, while the scientifically designed foam pads allow working with high-speed rotary and dual-action polishers. 

Reusable foam polishing pads and compound application

They are washable, reusable, and suitable for applying polishes, waxes, and sealants with efficient delivery of the compounds, resulting in a professional detailing job. 

Available sizes and dimensions

The available sizes of cross-cut foam pads are 6″, 5″, and 3″ with the following dimensions and weights.

Size Dimensions Weight
3-inch 3.4″ (diameter) x 0.8″(width) 0.1 OZ
5-inch 5.1″ (diameter) x 0.8″(width) 0.6 OZ
6.2″ (diameter) x 0.8″(width)  0.9 OZ 

Specifics of Cross Cut Foam Pads: Cutting, Polishing, Finishing





Product Image Cross Cut Foam Pad Cross Cut Foam Pad - polishing foam pad Cross Cut Foam Pad
Color Green Yellow Red
Recommended Compounds MaxShine Cut-Max Cutting Compound Car Scratch Remover MCOZ16 MaxShine AIO All In One Polish and Protect MaxShine X-Treme Glaze Car Detailing
Product name of the recommended chemical compound MaxShine Cut-Max Cutting Compound Car Scratch Remover  All-in-One Polish Compound 16oz X-Treme Glaze
The cross-cut foam pad helps with seamless polishing with its unique design, offering efficient compound distribution, heat absorption through the vertical and horizontal cuts, and further assisted by the center cut. The optimized thick width of the foam pad allows smooth contouring on surfaces.

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Cross Cut Foam Pad

A cross-cut foam pad provides horizontal and vertical cuts across the pad surface, delivering compound more efficiently and better heat dissipation.

Weight 0.04 lbs
Dimensions 3.74 × 3.74 × 1.1 in
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30 day warranty MaxShine - Best detailing products

Maxshine Polisher and Buffer Pads Warranty:

Included in the purchase of a MaxShine Foam, Wool or Microfiber Pad is a 30-day comprehensive warranty, from purchase date. Exclusions include but are not limited to dismantled equipment, normal wear and tear, and not following standard operational instructions. Misuse of chemicals resulting is damage to pads will not be covered by warranty.

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As of September 1st, 2023, MAXSHINE will maintain, repair or replace any defective tool, due to faulty materials or workmanship for the lifetime of the warranty. Subject to certain exclusions below. Receipts are required for all warranty claims. MaxShine does not cover shipping cost for repairs.

*To efficiently process a claim under warranty please keep a copy of the proof of purchase with the MaxShine product name, business name where purchased, and the purchase date.