Flexipads Microfibre Cutting Pad

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Aggressive cutting pad for dual action polishers. Buy online and earn loyalty points as you shop.
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The Flexipads Microfibre Cutting Pad enables users of dual action polishers to achieve very high levels of cutting performance without the difficult learning curve and risks associated with using a rotary polisher. Featuring a special type of microfibre laminated to a supportive foam backing, this pad enables moderate to heavy paint defects to be removed quickly and easily when used in conjunction with Meguiar's DA Microfiber Correction Compound or other microfibre-compatible compounds and polishes. The Flexipads Microfibre Cutting Pad is available in a broad range of sizes that matches up with the backing plates sizes found on the most popular dual action machines currently on the market, including the RUPES BigFoot range of polishers. The feel of the Flexipads Microfibre Cutting Pad takes a little bit of getting used to at first, but once you are comfortable with it you'll greatly appreciate the performance benefits it offers when performing heavy correction work, particularly on harder paints.

Key Features

Cut Level 8/10 (Compared To Others)
Flexibility 6/10 (Compared To Others)
Washable Yes (Hand Or Machine)

Description

The Flexipads Microfibre Cutting Pad bridges the gap between dual action and rotary polishing in terms of cutting performance and safety. It achieves this using a special microfibre material, which generates the extra cut required to give rotary-like levels of performance when using a dual action machine. Similar to a wool pad in the context of rotary use, this microfibre pad cuts harder than a traditional foam cutting pad, yet still finishes down incredibly well. The Flexipads Microfibre Cutting Pad works particularly well with Meguiar's DA Microfiber Correction Compound, but can also be used with other microfibre-compatible polishes too. The long, soft, microfibre pile sits atop a thicker, medium-density, flexible polyurethane foam layer that offers excellent support and feel. A durable hook and loop backing material features on the reverse, enabling quick and easy pad changes during use.

Specification

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Compatible Backing Plate ⌀ 75 mm (80 mm) ⌀ 125 mm (125 mm) ⌀ 150 mm (150 mm)
Construction Microfibre and flexible polyurethane foam
Cut Level
8
Dimensions ⌀ 80 mm x 17 mm (80 mm) ⌀ 125 mm x 17 mm (125 mm) ⌀ 150 mm x 17 mm (150 mm)
Flexibility
6
Foam Structure Closed cell
Suitable For Hard Paints Yes
Suitable For Intermediate Paints Yes
Suitable For Soft Paints No
Washable Yes (hand or machine)

How To Use

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 prime a new pad by spreading a thin layer of product over it and running it stationary on the paint for 15 seconds at low speed; (v) always ensure that spent polish residue on the face of the pad is cleaned off regularly during use using either a compressed air gun or a PB Utility Brush (failure to follow this advice can lead to micromarring of the finish, so don't be lazy!); (vi) after use, soak each pad in a bucket of Lake Country Snappy Clean Boost 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; (vii) while not in use, store in a dry, dust-free environment (lidded plastic storage boxes are ideal in this respect).

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