Make no mistake, the RUPES BigFoot Coarse Microfiber Polishing Pad is the biggest gun in the current line up of pads in the RUPES BigFoot Random Orbital Polishing System. It is engineered specifically for compounding hard OEM paint types with long-throw free-spinning dual action polishers, and is not suitable for use on other paint types (including OEM gelcoats and aftermarket resprays) or other types of machines (including gear-driven dual action polishers and rotary polishers). Compared to its foam- and wool-based equivalents in the RUPES line up, the RUPES BigFoot Coarse Microfiber Polishing Pad has a greater surface area and cuts much faster, and its unique moulded construction ensures that downward pressure is applied more evenly, thus resulting in better levelling of defects, including orange peel. The RUPES BigFoot Coarse Microfiber Polishing Pad is currently available in three sizes, with each size being designed for a specific subset of BigFoot machines (100 mm for the RUPES LHR 75E Mini BigFoot Polisher, 150 mm for the RUPES LHR 15ES BigFoot Polisher and RUPES LHR 15III BigFoot Polisher, and 170 mm for the RUPES LHR 21III BigFoot Polisher). All three sizes feature a handy centering hole, a durable hook and loop backing and a strongly splayed side profile for safety. For the rapid correction of severe defects in hard paint types, it's hard to beat.
|Compatible Backing Plate||? 75 mm (100 mm)||? 125 mm (150 mm)||? 150 mm (170 mm)|
|Construction||Microfibre and flexible polyurethane|
|Promo Offer||BUY 3 OR MORE SAVE 5%|
|Suitable For Hard Paints||Yes|
|Suitable For Intermediate Paints||No|
|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 using a RUPES BigFoot Claw Pad Tool 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 RUPES BigFoot Claw Pad Tool (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 PB 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).