What pad should I use for buffing?
But microfiber can also be tough and durable, and, to many car owners’ surprise, it’s great for polishing, too. Many professional detailers actually prefer microfiber pads over foam or wool polishing pads because they get the job done quicker while creating a smoother, glossier finish.
Is foam or wool pad better for buffing?
It’s recommended that you use a wool pad in the beginning of the polishing job to remove any wax or sealants that have been applied to the surface. Using a wool pad to cut into the finish and get down to the metal is much more efficient than using a foam pad, which would take a lot longer to do the same job.
How many times can you use a buffing pad?
If you buff your car once every few weeks, then you may be able to use the buffer pads only for a few months. If you are the kind of person who buffs the car just once or twice a year, then you can use your buffer pads for two to three years straight.
How many pads does it take to buff a car?
In general, I recommend at least 3 of each type of pad to allow for best results. Some jobs may require more if the vehicle is in considerably poor shape.
How long does a wool buffing pad last?
A 9″ Lambs Wool polish pad (which I use more often than a cutter) will last for about 6-8 cars before I flip it to the backside for a doubled up pad. For me what would be nice is to find waffle pads like 3M`s for a realistic price.
How long do buffing pads last?
ft. per pad. Buffing & Polishing pads: the lifespan of these types of pads range between 75,000-100,000 square feet per pad. UHS Burnishing pads (all synthetic and natural hair blends): Generally speaking, UHS pads should last 100,000-150,000 square feet.
How do you know when to stop buffing?
It’s okay if there’s still haze from the buffing process, but ANY “below surface defects” that you don’t want to see after you make your final wipe still remain then you need to continue buffing till they are fully removed during this first correction step.