How to choose your buffing pads



WOOL PAD

highly aggressive pads used for cutting or heavy compounding and removes extreme swirls or oxidation on very hard paint.
It removes heavy oxidation much better than foam pads and generates less heat resulting in cooler surface.
That said, wool is also safer to use on heat sensitive parts of your car such as bumpers and spoilers.
The caveat is that it can leave buffer trails if you are not skillful enough.

CUTTING PAD

used for non-agressive cutting (moderate cut compared to wool pads). Use for removing buffing swirls or trails, oxidation and scratches.

POLISHING PAD

used for paint cleaning, remove swirl marks, light scratches, fine sanding scratches, and other defects in your car's paint.

FINISHING PAD

provides very little or no cut. Use for applying pure polish, wax, glazes, and sealant without marring the paint and produce a high gloss show car shine finish.
When choosing the proper pad for cutting or polishing, always make sure you match the aggressiveness of the compound/polish you are using with the aggressiveness of the pad. A mismatched combination creates unneeded work and waste your time and product, so make sure you have the right pad and polish for the job,

PAD FACE AND SIZE EXPLAINED

 

FLAT FACE

Most popular version, it works as the highest efficiency for cutting and polishing paint surfaces.


WAFFLE FACE

Most popular version, it works as the highest efficiency for cutting and polishing paint surfaces.

Foam Pad Size Difference

8" - For maximum buffing coverage and efficiency, best for high production volume

6" - Most versatile size for buffing and achieve the best finish

3" - For hard to reach areas such as headlight and spot buffing.

 
Go to Microtex PERFECTBUFF Buffing Pads Pricelist.