This yellow, compounding pad holds its own in the detailing world. Its foam density and cell structure make it an incredibly effective for removing bad swirls, oxidation and RIDS (Random Isolated Deep Scratches) while still keeping a clear and refined finish. Most cutting pads on the market have a very short life as they are very coarse, the MASTER COMPOUND MACHINE pad on the other hand has a very long life and it takes many applications to wear out and break up. The velcro backing on the back of the pad is also very strong and can withstand the extremely high heat and forces commonly associated with both Rotary and Dual Action polishers without detaching or spinning off.