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Old 08-07-2018, 03:38 AM   #1
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Pads on rotary

Hi folks. Hope everyone is enjoying the weather. Just wanted to know what ppl are using pad wise for rotary’s these Days? Or rather what combos.

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Lake Country Hydrotechs or Scholl Spider pads.

I like these because there's a very limited number of "options" so it's relatively easy to make a choice.

Having said that pretty much any pad from a reputable brand will deliver quality results. I just can't get my head round umpteen grades of pads.

Remember Junkman - Technique trumps product every time.

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Cheers Andy, I still have the old megs pads but I have heard good stuff about the LC HT pads. But you are right about all the pads on the market these days. What microfibre pads can be used on rotary?
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Cheers Andy, I still have the old megs pads but I have heard good stuff about the LC HT pads. But you are right about all the pads on the market these days. What microfibre pads can be used on rotary?
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MF pads way too grabby for use in rotary. Way too much heat generated in a very short time, lot more prone to hopping and skipping compared to foam or lambswool pads.

I use 1 MF pads on a weak rotary ie Nano ibrid polisher for the cut and pad durability. In this scenario it's very manageable due to low pad velocity and surface area.

I use mostly lambswool pad or LC CCS pads ( incl the curved version ) to quickly mow down the severe defects, and deal with the holograms after with a DA.
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Cheers mate! What lambswool pad do you recommend? Size etc
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Cheers mate! What lambswool pad do you recommend? Size etc
You could try Sonax or Scholl concepts 5-5.5" lambswool pads, they are very very similar in terms of type of wool and construction.

There is also LC purple foamed wool which is a synthetic blend material and works well; avail in 5.5, 6.5" and larger sizes as well. Natural lambswool keeps surface temps down a bit more though.

smaller pad keeps it more nimble along with less pad velocity thus more forgiving.
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3M and also CG Quantum.

The CG quantum have a great range of grades and work well for me between both a rotary and a DA.
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I have rambled on about the 3M pads for a while, to my mind they are nearly* perfect for the rotary. Having said that, I have used various brands over the years and they have all done a good job.

*The small spot pads are a little too soft for my tastes and it would be nice if they were cheaper. The compounding pad needs to be broken in before using it.
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