These hand pads are the perfect tool for those who do not have access to a machine buffer or do not allow a machine to touch the paint. Created with the same densities as their machine pad counterparts, these hand pads can be used to achieve excellent results by hand. The benefits of using these pads versus a cotton towel include a consistent density and even pressure on the paint. Using a towel could cause high pressure points on the paint, and with a slightly abrasive product this could be disastrous, leaving behind very noticeable scratches that need to be removed. To eliminate this risk, use a hand pad to achieve even pressure as the foam distributes the pressure evenly onto the face of the pad.