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Old 16-05-2018, 08:16 PM   #1
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How Many Pads?

How many pads do people use with their DA to remove swirl marks across a car the size of a golf whether its a single stage or 2 stage removal process? Do you clean on the fly or have say 3 or 4 clean ones sat there ready to go?
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Old 16-05-2018, 09:04 PM   #2
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People will differ but for me. 6-7 pads

1 for the bonnet and front end.
2 for each side.
1 for the rear.
1 for the roof

Also, using more foam pads like this, prolongs the life of your pads. They don't heat up as much or get oversaturated. Over saturated pads don't brake the abrasives down correctly thus not giving you the results.
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Old 16-05-2018, 09:14 PM   #3
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I use Megs MF pads.
3x 5.5" cutting, 3 x 5.5 finishing pads,
Then 3 x 5.5 " black foam refining pads.

Ditto 3" spot pads. 3 MF cutting, 3 MF finishing, 3 foam refining pads.

All I need for Golfs, 3, 2 and single stage. I've had others, but this is core kit.

I spur pads every pass, then also wash pads as I go, then dry with Sidekick. This is quick but provides a natural break.
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Old 17-05-2018, 09:12 AM   #4
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How many pads do people use with their DA to remove swirl marks across a car the size of a golf whether its a single stage or 2 stage removal process? Do you clean on the fly or have say 3 or 4 clean ones sat there ready to go?
I'll clean after every pass, and then after a couple of panels swap out the pad for a new one.
On a Golf I can get away with 4 5.5in pads and then a few 3in ones.

Pretty much all of my pads I have at least 4 of, maybe 6 in some cases.
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Old 17-05-2018, 09:45 AM   #5
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If I'm doing correction work, I'll use a pad per panel. MYbe two on the roof, dependant on size. Some may think that's a little OTT but that's what I prefer to do..... And I have loads of pads also lol
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Old 17-05-2018, 11:16 AM   #6
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I have just finished my Boxster 981S. I used 3 x 5.5" pads and 2 x 4" spot pads. I I cleaned each pad at least once on the fly so to speak. That was the polishing stage.

I then did a Carpro Essence stage with 2 spot pads and 2 x 5.5 pads.
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Old 17-05-2018, 11:44 AM   #7
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You can have one each but youll have to clean them often so its better to have more of them. About 5 each is a good amount. You can do a lot with them before you have to clean them.
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