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Old 05-29-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Foam vs microfiber buffing pads for PC

Just wondering some pros and cons of both and how they work. Also what brand of pads and what
size is the most common used by eveyone here. I have adams 7" foam pads
and. But they seem to be to big to get the work done in a timely manner. Thanks


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Old 05-29-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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Go with 5.5" with either foam or microfiber.

I tend to agree with most that microfiber cuts better than foam, but does not leave the best finish.

For that reason, I compound with microfiber and polish with foam to get the best of both worlds so to speak.



Pros and Cons:

Microfiber needs to be cleaned once per panel. No ifs, ands, or buts. Foam can be cleaned a little less often.

Microfiber cuts more, but doesn't finish as well as foam.

You need only 2 microfiber cutting pads whereas 4 foam polishing pads.

About the same price.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:04 AM   #3
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Good post by camaro above, when I want to heavy correct, like deep swirls, I use MF.....Coolwave foam CCS for everything else....
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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Only other thing I'd add is that MF is infinitely easier to clean. You can even toss them in the washing machine.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:17 PM   #5
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Only other thing I'd add is that MF is infinitely easier to clean. You can even toss them in the washing machine.
I'll expand on that by saying easier to clean when you're done using, but much more work to keep clean during use. MF performance is greatly impacted the more loaded up it gets and the more matted the fibers become.
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