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Old 19-03-2017, 08:55 PM   #1
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Koch chemie & 3m pads

As the title suggests, will this combo work

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As the title suggests, will this combo work

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Give it a whirl. I love my Koch Chemie polishes. They are IMHO the best I've used.

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Unless you do a test spot you are not gonna know for sure...but the 3m yellow waffle and black waffle feel too soft IMO. They are also not suited for use on DA.

But maybe it will work...who knows.
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Unless you do a test spot you are not gonna know for sure...but the 3m yellow waffle and black waffle feel too soft IMO. They are also not suited for use on DA.

But maybe it will work...who knows.

I do have a rotary as well as a DA, which pad do you recommend thanks
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Never used 3m pads but I can't see why it wouldn't Love KochChemie polishing range
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As said just give it a go....I have just used Koch Chemi on Scholl pads and it worked fine.

Ideally you want to run pads from the same manufacturer but mixing and matching wont hurt.
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Hello I just wanted to Add that you can use any pad with any polish but as a rule of thumb using softer pads and finer polish in test patches before going with hard pads and coarse polish.

Try it on an area first and you will soon get a feel for the Cut, Friction and Finish.

These are my three main points to look at with any combination of pad/polish.

Also a handy tip, always use a mild degreaser after polishing a panel as many modern polishes contain fillers. All the manufacturers will swear blind to the fact that they have "NO FILLERS" but this is not always true.
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I do have a rotary as well as a DA, which pad do you recommend thanks
Ive used 3m yellow and black waffle on my DA...they just dusted all over...they are designed for a rotary polisher and it seems the DA 21mm throw causes too much friction for them so the foam keeps shooting off them. They seem to be however very good on a rotary.
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Never used 3m pads but I can't see why it wouldn't Love KochChemie polishing range
If you get a chance, try the 3M pads, especially the yellow and blue. The green (cutting) pad is not loved by many but it just needs to be broken in. The yellow (polishing) and blue (finishing) pads feel much softer than most other pads and can give the impression they will not do very much but they work very well on a rotary and I am sure I have seen others using them with a Flex (memory not working very well these days so might be wrong about the Flex).

It was DaveKG who first started to talk about using 3M pads on a DA and his view was they will work ok'ish but not as good as firmer foam as the pads absorb some of the DA's orbit
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If you get a chance, try the 3M pads, especially the yellow and blue. The green (cutting) pad is not loved by many but it just needs to be broken in. The yellow (polishing) and blue (finishing) pads feel much softer than most other pads and can give the impression they will not do very much but they work very well on a rotary and I am sure I have seen others using them with a Flex (memory not working very well these days so might be wrong about the Flex).

It was DaveKG who first started to talk about using 3M pads on a DA and his view was they will work ok'ish but not as good as firmer foam as the pads absorb some of the DA's orbit
Cheers mate for that now I might be getting a Rotary when am fully fit enough and I know a pro that all he uses are the 3m pads and swears blind by them, and I did notice his pads where well broken in
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