Lake Country Hydro-Tech Finishing Pad

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Closed cell finishing pad for modern paint types. Buy online and earn loyalty points as you shop.
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We Say

The short version as to why we like the Lake Country Hydro-Tech Finishing Pad so much is as follows; it is easy to use, works well with all types of finishing polishes and delivers excellent results on all paint types. However, there's a couple of technical features underpinning all of this, which are worth saying a little more about. Firstly, the Lake Country Hydro-Tech Finishing Pad comprises a soft dense foam with a closed cell structure, which prevents the polish from being absorbed into the pad. By ensuring that the polish stays sandwiched between the pad and the panel being polished, burnishing efficiency is maximised. Secondly, the Lake Country Hydro-Tech Finishing Pad eschews complexity and features a flat unpatterned face, which prevents unspent product from being unwittingly stored and released with variable pressure inputs. In simple terms, this makes it quicker and easier to achieve full product break down (with diminishing polishes) and thus perfect mar-free results.

Key Features

Cut Level 2/10 (Compared To Others)
Flexibility 8/10 (Compared To Others)
Washable Yes (Hand Or Machine)


The Lake Country Hydro-Tech Finishing Pad is manufactured from a high quality pre-polymer European foam, and is designed specifically for burnishing modern paint systems with water-based finishing polishes. The non-reticulated nature of the foam means it has a closed cell structure, which helps to prevent the polish from soaking into the pad. As a result, the bulk of the polish is held where it is needed most, i.e. between the surface of the pad and the panel being polished. This maximises the burnishing action of the polish and reduces product wastage. Regardless of your level of experience, you will find the Lake Country Hydro-Tech Finishing Pad easy to use; although it is dense it is still very flexible, meaning it conforms to curved surfaces with ease. The Lake Country Hydro-Tech Finishing Pad also features a durable hook and loop fastening material that enables quick and easy pad changes. The Lake Country Hydro-Tech Finishing Pad is currently available in four different sizes.


More Information
Compatible Backing Plate ⌀ 70 mm (75 mm) ⌀ 90 mm (100 mm) ⌀ 125 mm (140 mm) ⌀ 150 mm (165 mm)
Construction Flexible polyurethane foam
Cut Level
Dimensions ⌀ 75 mm x 30 mm (75 mm) ⌀ 100 mm x 30 mm (100 mm) ⌀ 140 mm x 30 mm (140 mm) ⌀ 165 mm x 30 mm (165 mm)
Foam Structure Closed cell
Suitable For Hard Paints Yes
Suitable For Intermediate Paints Yes
Suitable For Soft Paints Yes
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 loading it with 2-6 pea-sized drops of product (depending on pad size) and running it stationary on the paint for 30 seconds at low speed; (v) always ensure that spent 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!); (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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