Chemical Guys ,BUFX_302_5,5.5″ Cutting Pad, Orange Inner Foam, 3/4″ Thickness (1pcs)


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Why Buy This Product?

  • Removes heavy swirl marks, scratches, and oxidation like heavy wool pads
  • Refines depth, reflection, and clarity like fine foam pads
  • Simple 2 Pad System virtually eliminates human error
  • Center pad vent cools pad and machine during extended polishing jobs
  • Works on any color paintwork
  • Works on all gloss paint types: single stage, clear coat, ceramic clear coat, etc.
  • Functions best with dual-action polishers
  • Works best with compounds and fine cutting polishes
  • Hook and loop backing for fast and easy changes
  • Also available in 4.5″ and 6.5″ sizes for all detailing applications

About Chemical Guys Black Optics Microfiber Pads

Chemical Guys Black Optics Microfiber Polishing Pads remove swirl marks, scratches, and restore clarity and reflection to paintwork. The Black Optics pad system is great for beginners or professionals looking to restore paintwork quickly and easily. Microfiber is a superior polishing material because of its ability to cut through harder ceramic clear coats and softer single stage paints alike. Microfiber pads cut fast, finish fine, and are extremely easy to use. While professionals can choose between the dozens of foam and wool pads used for cutting and finishing purposes, the average enthusiast doesn?t have the time or money to try every pad for desired results. The Black Optics microfiber system has one pad for cutting, and one pad for finishing. Choose the Orange Microfiber Cutting Pad to remove heavy swirls, scratches, oxidation, and defects from single stage and clear coat finishes. Follow up with the Black Microfiber Finishing Pad to restore depth, gloss, luster, and refine any heavy compounding marks. This simple system virtually eliminates any human mistake, and hours of unnecessary trial and error. The versatile system also finishes just like fine soft foam finishing pads to refine a lustrous and clear finish. The redesigned pads feature a beveled edge to fit into tight areas and a center vent hole to cool the pad and machine during extended polishing sessions. Choose Chemical Guys Black Optics Microfiber Pads to compound and polish any paint finish quickly and easily.

When To Use the 5.5″ Microfiber Cutting Pad

The 5.5-inch cutting pad is the industry standard size for removing swirls, scratches, and paint defects with a dual action polisher. Spinning the tall microfiber pile with a rotary polisher would just flatten the fluffy fabric in one direction, but both dual action polishers and large-throw orbital buffers “scrub” the paint with a random rotational pattern. This scrubbing action keeps the microfiber polishing material fluffy and in full contact with the painted finish on every spin. The compact 5.5″ diameter strikes the perfect balance between covering a large area quickly, and focusing the polishing machine’s power for fast results in one pass. Attach the 5.5″ Black Optics Cutting Pad to any 5″ dual action backing plate via the hook and loop interface, then set to work with your favorite cutting compound or polish. The 5.5″ cutting pad removes years of wash marring, swirl marks, oxidation, and scratches to restore clarity and shine to the painted finish. Easily maneuver over flat panels, curved fenders, and prominent body lines and ridges without changing to larger or smaller buffing pads.

Professional Results With Easy-To-Use Design

Machine polishing is the only process that permanently removes paint swirls and scratches. Dual action polishers combine rotation with oscillation to replicate the motion of the human hand, which spreads polishing friction and reduces the chances of burning paintwork. Choosing the right combination of machine, pad, and chemical has gotten difficult over the years as manufacturers designed dozens of wool and foam pads, compounding the problem for enthusiasts to choose the right products for their job. The Chemical Guys Black Optics Microfiber Polishing System is easy-to-use, and effective on all paint finishes. The Black Optics line contains just two types of pads: Orange and Black. Use the Orange Microfiber Cutting Pad with heavier compound and polishing to remove heavy swirls, scratches, oxidation, and defects from harder paint finishes. Choose the Black Microfiber Finishing Pad to refine lighter scratches and compounding marks, and restore full depth, gloss, and luster to any paint finish. Use a single cutting polish or one-step product on either pad to cut away heavy defects, and finish to perfection, saving valuable time on any job. The Black Optics Microfiber Pads deliver superior results on any paint finish in less time.

Refined Pad Engineering For Fast Action

Microfiber polishing pads generate more cutting power for faster correction than foam pads, and also refine the finish with a deeper luster. The Black Optics premium microfiber is cut with a plush nap with short strands to effectively scrub away and exfoliate dead paint. The Black Optics foam backing feature a bi-angular beveled profile that slips the pad into tight spaces for improved polishing abilities. A center cut hole helps vent the hottest areas of the pad for extended polish worktime, improved finishing properties, and improved pad lifespan. Pair the Black Optics microfiber polishing pad system with the TORQ R5 vented backing plates for fast and comfortable cutting and finishing powers on any vehicle. For best results, use microfiber pads with any dual action polisher. Microfiber pads quickly cut away swirls, scratches, wetsanding marks, chemical etching, and more. Chemical Guys Black Optics Microfiber Polishing Pads make restoring your paintwork quick and easy.

Perfect For Any Polishing Job

Covering swirls with glaze or wax is only a temporary measure that eventually washes away. Machine polishing is the only process that can physically repair paint and permanently remove scratches and swirls. Choosing the best pad to cut and finish paintwork can be difficult since there are so many types of wool pads, foam pads, and polishing compounds. The Chemical Guys Black Optics Microfiber Polishing Pad system is easy-to-use. Use the cutting pad to cut away heavy swirls, scratches, and defects; and use the finishing pad to refine the finish and restore depth, gloss, and luster. Black Optics pads work best with any dual action polisher, which makes them safe for use by any detailing professional or enthusiast. Use Black Optics microfiber pads to polish paintwork, remove heavy swirls and scratches, remove chemical etching or water spots, remove wetsand marks, polish headlights, polish metal, polish wheels and rims, and more. The durable foam backing pad stands up to hours of use, and the exclusive center cut vent hole helps cool the pad for extended longevity. Choose Chemical Guys Black Optics Microfiber Polishing Pads for every detailing job.


Polishing pads fill up with spent polish abrasives and removed paint residues as the job wears on. This residue and removed paint clogs pads and causes inconsistent polishing work during a job. All these residues can also turn into a hard cement-like mass inside foam, microfiber, and wool buffing and polishing pads if left to dry, which ruins the polishing abilities of the pad. The secret to maintaining polishing pads for years of reliable use is in keeping them clean. Clean out old compound, particle abrasives, and removed paint residues to keep pads soft, flexible, and ready for controlled paint removal. Keep one set of polishing pads and clean then during the job to maintain maximum effect and shorter polishing times, or change out between several sets of pads for nonstop polishing and clean them all at the end of the day for faster turnaround time. Keep a bottle of Chemical Guys?Polishing Pad Cleaner and Rejuvenator?on hand to clean, restore and prolong your buffing and polishing pads. The ergonomically designed?Foam Pad Cleaning Brush?scrubs wax and polishes out of the foam and restores its original texture. Professionals polishing lots of cars in a shop setting benefit from the fast and thorough action of the?Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer,?which cleans and dries all types of buffing pads on virtually any machine in seconds.


Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 5.5 × 5.5 × 1 cm


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