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    NEW! Rotary Pads & Backing Plates

    We have streamlined our pad and backing plate choices for rotary use with the following line up:

    This is the same pad as the So1o heavy cut wool pad, just with a part number change.


    Again, essentially a part number change to what was the W4000 wool cutting pad.


    Utilizing an all new foam construction, designed to run cooler but actually cut better than any of our previous burgundy colored foam cutting pads.


    Unchanged from our previous foam pads, but utilizing a new laminate system to secure the loop material to the foam.


    Another change in foam formulation, but with better finishing qualities than any of our previous foam finishing pads.


    Two backing plate options: a standard "hard" backing plate for additional cut when needed, and a softer, thicker plate for finishing or working on more delicate paints.


    This handy chart guides you through pad selection for rotary use.
    Michael Stoops
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    Re: NEW! Rotary Pads & Backing Plates

    Looks like it's time to update my rotary pads and backing plates too!

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    Re: NEW! Rotary Pads & Backing Plates

    Michael,
    Thanks for getting us all up to speed on the new 2015 products! One question on rotary backing plates.I just bought a Makita 9227C polisher and picked up a W68 backing plate and some Soft Buff 2.0 pads. Will the W68 backing plate work with the new rotary pads? Also will the Soft Buff 2.0 pads be discontinued? Thanks for all your help.
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    Re: NEW! Rotary Pads & Backing Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by r56r View Post
    Michael,
    Thanks for getting us all up to speed on the new 2015 products! One question on rotary backing plates.I just bought a Makita 9227C polisher and picked up a W68 backing plate and some Soft Buff 2.0 pads. Will the W68 backing plate work with the new rotary pads? Also will the Soft Buff 2.0 pads be discontinued? Thanks for all your help.
    Rick
    Technically, yes, the W68 backing plate will work with the new pads, Rick. Both these new pads and the Soft Buff 2.0 have similar recesses on the back and the hook & loop material is optimized for rotary use, so you should be more than fine. The Soft Buff 2.0 pads are being phased out, yes. The new burgundy foam incorporated into the new WRFC7 pad is designed to run cooler, cut faster and finish nicer (it really is a killer pad!) and the new WRFF7 finishing pad gives a smoother feel when finishing and leaves an even nicer final finish than the outgoing pad.
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    Re: NEW! Rotary Pads & Backing Plates

    Mr. Stoops,

    These are machine washable, I assume (just like the previous editions?)

    Thank you,
    -Gabe

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    Re: NEW! Rotary Pads & Backing Plates

    Can't wait to try these!!!

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    Re: NEW! Rotary Pads & Backing Plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Dellinger View Post
    Mr. Stoops,

    These are machine washable, I assume (just like the previous editions?)

    Thank you,
    -Gabe
    Yes they are, and so are the new DA foam discs.
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    Re: NEW! Rotary Pads & Backing Plates

    Something else just occurred to me while looking through a distributor catalog... since the yellow so1o wool pad and the rest of the pads and backing plate from the so1o system have been discontinued, what is the fate of the M86 liquid product?
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    Re: NEW! Rotary Pads & Backing Plates

    Hi michael

    These sound good. I still have some ten year old 8 inch soft buff beige pads which are still my favorite from the Meg's range and they are like new after fifty cars. I'm very smooth with a rotary and low rpm
    Do you know what the pore per inch count on these are or the compression deflection and density rating ( how manufacturers grade pads)

    Closed cell, open cell or half half and is the foam from USA filter foam or is it euro foam, Japanese or the new australian foam I use from Dunlop which is 105 and 120 pore per inch


    Manufacturers should really be listing the grading of each pad as I mentioned above.

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    Re: NEW! Rotary Pads & Backing Plates

    We don't disclose the exact construction of our pads for proprietary reasons. And we find that detailing enthusiasts get too hung up on PPI and completely ignore all the other parameters you mentioned as part of the equation in pad performance. We've seen far too many people assume that the finer the PPI of a pad, the better it finishes, while completely disregarding everything else. As you know, it's possible to have an 80 PPI pad that actually finishes nicer than a 100 PPI pad due to wide variations in the other specifications. We know that this is not the answer you're looking for, but in this context all it does is muddy the waters and confuse the heck out of people as pad construction, as you well know, is far more complex than most realize. Sorry we can't divulge any further than that.
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