dlc95 Posted January 29, 2022 Share Posted January 29, 2022 I saw these for sale on Autogeek a couple few months ago and decided to order some. One came with a weird "bunched up" line across the center, so I thought I'd use that as my test subject, and just ordered a replacement for it to use in the field. Intensive Polish is my current muse. I seem to get a lot of marring with it while using the orange waffle pad, so it's the polish I want to understand the most for it's healthy cutting ability. I went old school with an old Porter Cable 7424, which is actually my favorite polisher of all time. Yeah I have a Rupes 21, two Duettos, two Mini's, a Nano, and a Flex 3401. The test dummy was a black charger door I found on the side of the road by my house. I hit the door with various grits sand paper back in the early fall. I decided to start with the orange waffle pad with Intensive Polish. I got the pad ready with the LC 4000 pad washer + ONR. Decent clean up of the sanding haze, but deeper, inconsistent tracers remained. I also had quite a bit of marring left on the surface. I switched to the Optimum Microfiber Cutting pad. They arrived in an appropriately sized ziploc style bag, and I don't know know why or how, but they smell SO good. The Optimum Microfiber Cutting Pad boosted the cut, and the finish! I was not at all expecting that. These pads run really smooth, and these cutting pads have a very dense foam interface. Similar to the Lake Country HDO. For both pads I ran the PC at speeds between 3, 3.5, 4, and 4.5. Speed 4 felt the best for me. I tackled the next section with Hyper Compound. I got faster defect removal, and a better finish than I would have ever expected from such an aggressive compound. So far I prefer these to the purple foamed wool. The center hole in those pads makes a mess on the backing plate hooks, or inside the backing plate hole if I'm using the Rupes, Flex 3401, or the 3M 20206 backing plate on my PC. If you are a microfiber pad fan, pick one up, and see for yourself! I'll be stocking up on these, and trying the polishing version very soon. Excellent pads!! Heijneker and LostVulpine 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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