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Old 03-02-2018, 11:02 PM   #1
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Polish pads . Microfiber v foam

What's the benefit of foam v microfiber pads for da machines. Do you have to use a microfiber specific polish
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Microfiber is better for compounding
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You can use a club hammer to put in panel pins and you can use a pin hammer to knock in a six inch nail, both get the job done but obviously some tools have a distinct advantage when you come down to very specific tasks. Polishing pads are the same. There are both types available for cutting and finishing but by their very nature, microfibres are (very) generally better at cutting and foam are better at finishing. On the downside, although a microfibre cutting pad will cut faster than the equivalent foam pad that also means it will accumulate more residue (excess compound and removed clear) more quickly and hang on to it too. Therefore mf pads have to be cleaned out more often than foam to remain effective, so swings and roundabouts.

As with all aspects of polishing, you are working on a very minute scale, removing very small amounts of clear coat, so any differences between different types or even brands of pads are going to be very small also. If you have a particularly hard paint type then a mf pad might make life easier, but again only by a small amount.
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Microfiber destroys foam on cutting. For example Rupes blue foam is much weaker than microfiber.
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