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Old 31-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #11
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VERY Helpfull. Many Thanks for your time and effort.

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Old 31-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #12
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Old 31-10-2012, 09:54 PM   #13
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So except black, white and orange the pads have an open cell structure?
Do you know what PPI remaining pads have?
Unfortunately no. But this is another confusing area when looking at pads. It is not so much the PPI but the type of foam used and the thickness of the strands surrounding the pore. Pore count would only be considered if all foam types where the same. But unfortunately is is not uniform across the industry

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Awesome write, perfect timing as Im about to Order Hex Pads.

My only confusing is I'm buying pads for soft paint and it lists the black pad as the polishing pad. I thought this had zero cut so how is it useful for polishing?
You confusion has highlighted a mistake on my behalf. So thank you and I have now updated the chart with the correct pad colours. So hope this saves any further confusion.
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Old 31-10-2012, 09:59 PM   #14
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:55 AM   #15
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Buy Orange, White, Black and Red. This works for 95% of all cases.
This is what I ended up doing as I will be working on more than 1 car and the motorbike paint is surprisingly hard.

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Old 02-11-2012, 11:36 PM   #16
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Nice write up mate!!
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Excellent summary!

The pad by paint hardness type is a great tip
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Great write up!

Thanks for all the info, hopefully I can put it to good use when I next order my pads!!

Have been confusing colours it would seem!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:14 PM   #20
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Excellent summary!

The pad by paint hardness type is a great tip
Sure it is but it is only a (very useful) guideline not the absolute truth. White instead of Green pad on soft paint for example can also give excellent results.
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