Surface Preparation

Surface Preparation

Surface Preparation is designed to remove heavy surface contamination prior to the application of graphics. It will eliminate non-water soluble contamination such as polish, fingerprints, adhesive residue, grease and tar from painted cars/vans

3M™ Finesse-it™ Polish - Finishing Material is part of a line of specially designed compounds and polishes to be used on OEM and baked refinish paints to remove sand scratches or to remove swirl marks from previously compounded areas and is designed to produce best results when used with an air or electric buffer equipped with 3M™ Finesse-it™ buffing pads.

3M™ Perfect-It™ III Fine Compound is a fast acting, less aggressive compound sharing the same 3M formulation chemistry as Perfect-it III Fast Cut Compound. Ideal for removing light oxidation, overspray, minor scratches and blend lines.

Ideal for removing light oxidation, overspray, minor scratches and blend lines. Apply using the appropriate 3M Perfect-it III Compounding Pad.

We manufacture 3M™ Finesse-it™ Knit II Buffing Pads with wool fibers knit into a polyester fabric backing to apply the Finesse-it™ Finishing Material or Finesse-it™ Final Finish. Our pads are ideal for buffing automotive OEM, marine, and aerospace coatings. These pads are trimmed to specified pile height, making ideal for compounding and polishing in hard to access areas.

3M™ Finesse-it™ Knit II Buffing Pads conform well on irregular surfaces and will remove finishing abrasive sand scratches, oxidation, and paint surface defects. Finish results are dependent on specific polish used, coating type and the tool used.

Paste compound. Great for removing scratches, defects, acid rain and severe swirls.

3M™ Finesse-it™ Buffing Pad - Orange Foam White Loop is ideal for final and extra fine finishing steps for automotive OEM clear coats and removing sand scratches or swirl marks from previous finishing steps. The orange foam buffing pads can also be used in the 3M™ Finesse-it™ Trizact™ Paint Repair System for AOEM paint and clear coats. Our pads are manufactured with the 3M™ Hookit™ attachment system for quick pad mounting and removal and to hold them securely in place during use. 3M™ Hookit™ buffing pads quickly and firmly attach to a hook-and-loop backup disc pad (sold separately) on rotary or random orbital tools, can be removed cleanly and easily, and can be re-used again and again for the life of the pad. Finish results are dependent on specific polish used, coating type, and the tool used.


Protects against dust contamination from its own paper fibers

Holds up well under wet sanding conditions

Excellent conformability

No solvent penetration

Bake cycles up to 225°F (107°C) for 30 minutes


For utility applications

Acceptable conformability

24 lbs. treated paper

Bake cycles up to 400°F (204°C) for 30 minutes


Flame retardant

Repositionable adhesive on one side

Formulated to protect vertical surfaces, glass and paint from welding spatter and grinding sparks

Easy to use roll form

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