Meguiars recently updated their machine polishing pad lines, building in new design features and high-tech materials. For example, all of the Meguiars 165 mm Soft Buff Pads now feature a shaped profile and recessed edge to the backing material that together ensure full edge protection when polishing in tight spots. Compared to traditional hook and loop backings, the ultra-fine backing material used for Meguiars 165 mm Soft Buff Pads offers much greater durability and can also be safely machine washed time and time again with no fear of delamination occurring. Unfortunately, this brings about a minor downside in that only a compatible Meguiars backing plate should be used with these pads, otherwise excessive heating up can occur. A small price to pay for the excellent quality and performance benefits on offer.
Meguiars 165 mm Soft Buff Pads are manufactured using ultra high quality foams, and have been specifically designed for compounding, polishing and finishing all forms of modern paint systems. The firm pre-polymer compounding foam used for the cutting cut pad is non-reticulated, and thus offers a high degree of mechanical cut, while the remaining pads all utilise softer thermally reticulated foams with an open cell structure, which allows air to circulate through the pads and thus reduce heat build-up caused by friction. Equally suitable for use with both rotary and dual action machine polishers, all of the Meguiars 165 mm Soft Buff Pads feature a recessed ultra-fine hook and loop backing that facilitates quick and easy pad exchanges. Three different grades of pad are currently available.
General usage notes: (i) always select the least aggressive pad you think you will need to achieve the desired result, and step up one grade at a time if more cut is required (ii) always ensure that you centre each pad properly on the backing plate (this can take several attempts to get right, but is vital if the machine is to remain perfectly balanced during use); (iii) always use an appropriate sized pad for the backing plate you are using (the pad should always protrude past the edge of the backing plate, never the other way around); (iv) always ensure that excess polish residue on the face of the pad is brushed off regularly during use using a PB Utility Brush (failure to follow this advice can lead to micromarring of the finish, so don’t be lazy!); (v) after use, soak each pad in a bucket of Lake Country Snappy Pad Cleaner solution for 15 minutes and then rinse under fresh running water (using your fingertips to massage out any remaining polish residue) and allow to dry naturally, and; (vi) whilst not in use, store in a dry, dust-free environment (lidded plastic storage boxes are ideal in this respect).
|Construction:||Flexible polyurethane foam|
|Dimensions:||ø 165 mm x 18 mm|
|Recommended backing plate size:||ø 150 mm|
|Suitable for dual action polishers:|
|Suitable for rotary polishers:|
|Suitable for soft paints:|
|Suitable for intermediate paints:|
|Suitable for hard paints:|