Designed with Reticulated foam composite resists tearing or chunking. The Black Waffle Grip Pad is also mad with a recessed backing allowing it to help cover and prevent the backing plate from making contact to the paint. This recessed waffle pad is thicker than your normal waffle pad at 1 1/2" thick and the peaks and valleys arent as high and low as most waffle pads. The Black Waffle Grip Pad also works wonders when apply polishes to previously cleaned paint surfaces. Designed soft for a beautiful smooth polished finish when using polymers and sealants. This pad is able to help bring out the deepest of shines on any car or color.