Part Number:
9947
Actual Diameter:
2 - 7/8"
Height:
1/8"
Backing Material:
HOOK/LOOP
This 3" pad protector is designed for use with Mirka net mesh products (such as Abranet® and Autonet™ discs). It will prevent the backing plate hook material from protruding through the disc.  Sand without one, and backing plate damage or surface marring may occur. They're inexpensive and durable.  Don't skimp- use one!
Price:
$3.82
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Mirka Abranet® 3" Pad Protector- 1/8" thick

Mirka Abranet® 3" Pad Protector- 1/8" thick

Mirka Abranet® 3" Pad Protector- 1/8" thick
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The Mirka Pad Protector is designed to to be used with Abranet® and Autonet sanding products.

The open mesh design employed in Abranet® and Autonet products may allow the hook material of a backing plate to protrude through the mesh. If this occurs, the backing plate hooks will degrade quickly.

Even worse, the hook material can cause surface marring! Avoid this problem by installing a Pad Protector.

This simple device will not only protect the backing plate and surface being sanded, it also increases adhesion of the sanding disc to the backing plate.

Since the Pad Protector is only about 1/8" thick, in most cases it will not affect the leveling capability of the disc.

Check out the images to see close-ups of how the Pad Protector works.

Available in 3" & 6" diameters (6" part #9956).
Conversion pads qualify for quantity discounts.

Note: If you need some extra cushioning for your net mesh discs, check out Mirka's Abranet Interface Pads.  They are available in 3" & 6" diameters (3" part #9133, and 6" part #9166).

To view our entire interface pad lineup, check out the Interface Pad Page here.
To learn more about interface pads, check out the Interface Pad Info Page here.

Quantity Price
1 - 1
$3.82
2 - 2
$3.40 save 11%
3 - 3
$2.94 save 23%
4+
$2.52 save 34%
Specifications
  • #9947 3" pad: actual diameter 2-7/8"

  • Compatible with Abranet® or Autonet™ discs

  • Pad Protector is MANDATORY to use if no other interface pad is used between the sanding disc and backing plate

  • Greatly improves the adhesion of discs to the backing plate
  • #9956 6" pad: actual diameter 5-7/8"

  • Pad protector attaches to any hook & loop backing plate

  • Acts as a barrier so the backing plate hook material will not protrude through the sanding disc

  • Extends the life of the backing plate

Part Number:
9133
Actual Diameter:
2 - 7/8"
Height:
3/8"
Backing Material:
HOOK/LOOP
This 3" interface pad is designed for use with Mirka net mesh products (such as Abranet® and Autonet™ discs). What's so different about it? The hooks! They're pliable and long, with tips that are shaped to grab ahold of the loop. They bend easily to resist marring, yet really lock net mesh discs safely into place.
Price:
$4.35
Qty:
Mirka Abranet® 3" Interface Pad- 3/8" thick

Mirka Abranet® 3" Interface Pad- 3/8" thick

Mirka Abranet® 3" Interface Pad- 3/8" thick
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This interface pad was primarily designed for use with net mesh discs such as Abranet® and Autonet, but works well with all hook & loop systems.

The open mesh design employed in Abranet® and Autonet products may allow the hook material of a typical backing plate to protrude through the mesh. If this occurs, the backing plate hooks will degrade quickly.  Even worse, the hook material can cause surface marring!

Avoid this problem by installing this interface pad. Its hook characteristics have been optimized to perform exceptionally well with net mesh products.

The foam center is soft and very pliable, allowing an attached disc to flex and conform to curved or complex shapes.

Using a vacuum system with your machine? This interface features three vacuum holes, assuring a thorough cleaning of the sanding surface and disc.

Available in 3" & 6" diameters (6" part #9166).

Notes: 1.
If you don't need the extra cushioning for your net mesh discs but wish to use an appropriate interface, check out Mirka's Pad Protector. They are available in 3" & 6" diameters (3" part #9947, and 6" part #9956).

2. Due to its 3/8" height, this interface pad may lessen sanding disc movement in relation to the backing plate, especially when used with small stroke machines.  When used with random orbital machines, backing plate rotation may also be affected.

To view our entire interface pad lineup, check out the Interface Pad Page here.
To learn more about interface pads, check out the Interface Pad Info Page here.

Quantity Price
1 - 1
$4.35
2 - 2
$3.87 save 11%
3 - 3
$3.35 save 23%
4+
$2.87 save 34%
Specifications
  • #9133 3" pad:
    actual diameter 2-7/8"
    actual height 3/8"

  • Compatible with Abranet® or Autonet™ (net mesh) discs

  • Greatly improves the adhesion of net mesh discs to the backing plate
  • #9166 6" pad:
    actual diameter 5-3/4"
    actual height 3/8"

  • Pad Protector or net mesh compatible interface is MANDATORY to use with net mesh discs if no other interface pad is used between the sanding disc and backing plate

Part Number:
1033
Actual Diameter:
2 - 7/8"
Height:
1/2"
Backing Material:
MICRO HOOK/LOOP
Need to sand something that is super curvy, or oddly shaped?  You'll want one of these 3" interface pads!  It's 1/2" height will enable a sanding disc to reach its maximum "flex" potential.  The micro-hook face firmly locks discs into place, and will not protrude into the face of the disc.  A nice addition to your interface arsenal.
Price:
$6.91
Qty:
Mirka 3" Soft-Faced Interface Pad- 1/2" thick

Mirka 3" Soft-Faced Interface Pad- 1/2" thick

Mirka 3" Soft-Faced Interface Pad- 1/2" thick
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For wickedly-curved surfaces, you'll want this soft & puffy interface.

At some point, the time may come when you'll need to sand a sphere-shaped item, a large cylinder, or even a wickedly-curved fender. Be prepared!  This is the interface you'll need.

The foam used to make this interface is a bit stiffer than the type used to make the Mirka #9133. However, the height of this pad increases cushioning ability versus the 9133.

Available in 3" & 6" diameters (6" version is 3/4" tall, part #1066SF).

Note: Due to its 1/2" height, this interface pad may lessen sanding disc movement in relation to the backing plate, especially when used with small stroke machines.

When used with random orbital machines, backing plate rotation may also be affected.

To view our entire interface pad lineup, check out the Interface Pad Page here.
To learn more about interface pads, check out the Interface Pad Info Page here.

Specifications
  • #1033 3" pad:
    actual diameter 2-7/8"
    actual height 1/2"
  • #1066SF 6" pad:
    actual diameter 5-3/4"
    actual height 3/4"