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Backing Pads & Polishing Accessories

Backing Pads & Polishing Accessories

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Backing pads and polishing accessories are essential tools for any DIY or commercial polishing project. They can be used for a variety of applications, such as polishing metal, wood, plastics, and even automotive surfaces. At L&S Engineers, we offer a wide range of backing pads and polishing accessories to suit any project.

One of the key benefits of a backing pad is its ability to provide a stable platform for polishing pads. This reduces vibration and ensures an even finish on the surface being polished. Our range of backing pads includes options for both home DIY use and commercial polishing applications. We have a variety of sizes and shapes available to suit different polishing pads, as well as backing pads with different types of mounting, including hook and loop or threaded options for accessories like angle grinders.

Polishing accessories are an essential complement to backing pads. They include a variety of polishing pads, polishing compounds, and buffing pads. The polishing pads come in different grades, ranging from coarse to fine, and are designed for use with different materials. For example, a coarse pad is ideal for removing scratches or oxidation on metal surfaces, while a fine pad is better suited for final polishing of wood or plastics.

What is a backing pad?

A backing pad is an accessory used with an angle grinder, rotary polisher, or sander. It is a circular pad that attaches to the tool's arbor and is used to hold abrasive discs or polishing pads in place. The backing pad's surface is covered with a hook-and-loop material that allows the abrasive or polishing pad to be easily attached and removed. The backing pad also helps to cushion and distribute the pressure evenly across the abrasive or polishing pad during use, resulting in a smoother and more even finish. It is an essential accessory for anyone using an angle grinder or rotary polisher for sanding, grinding, or polishing.

What is the difference between polisher and buffing?

Polishing and buffing are both methods of improving the surface finish of a material, but they are not the same thing. Polishing is the process of removing imperfections from a material, while buffing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface.

Polishing involves using a polishing compound or abrasive to remove imperfections and create a smooth, shiny surface. It is typically done before buffing.

Buffing, on the other hand, involves using a soft cloth or wheel to apply a polishing compound to the surface of a material. This creates a mirror-like finish by smoothing out any remaining imperfections left after polishing. Buffing is often used in conjunction with polishing to achieve the desired surface finish.

At L&S Engineers, we're committed to providing our customers with the best possible service. If you have any questions about our polishing accessories and backing pads, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.