Rupes 2.5" Foam Buffing Pads
These foam pads are built for high-speed WIGGLING!
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Large-stroke random orbital machines can really run a foam pad through its paces. Rupes® designed these pads to perform exceptionally well with their wonderful line of BigFoot® large-stroke random orbital machines.
Rupes 62mm Foam Buffing Pads feature angle-cut sides, so they fit into tight areas with ease. The sharply angled shape also eliminates mass, which aids in maintaining backing plate rotational speed. With the excess foam removed from the pad, both the pad and machine feel more agile during use, particularly during high-speed polishing.
Rupes Foam Buffing Pads are available in four sizes:
• 2.5" ( 62mm Velcro / 70mm pad face)
• 3" (080mm Velcro / 100mm pad face)
• 5" (130mm Velcro / 150mm pad face)
• 6" (155mm Velcro / 180mm pad face)
The blue pad is designated by Rupes as being a hard cutting pad. It is a large-pore, thick-wall design. This pad initially feels very rigid, but becomes more pliable and comfortable to use as the pad warms and saturates with buffing liquid. The wide open-cell design of this pad keeps it clog-free longer than traditional foam cutting pads, but it may sling a bit if too much compound is used. To control slinging, do not oversaturate or use an excess amount of compound with this pad.
The green pad is designated as being an intermediate cutting pad. Compared to the blue pad, this pad utilizes a much smaller pore structure, and feels softer to the touch. Its performance characteristics are more in line with a typical high quality USA-made foam cutting pad. The green pad can leave a very nice finish, requiring only minimal follow-up polishing. Many users of this pad have reported it to be their favorite Rupes pad.
The yellow pad is designated as being a medium or fine polishing pad. For general polishing duties, this pad is tough to beat. It can be used with heavy-cut compounds or finesse-polishes with great success, and should be a staple in your pad arsenal.
The white pad is designated as being a soft or ultra-fine finishing pad.
It is very soft and pliable, and is the perfect choice for use on difficult-to-finish paint types.
Note: If you intend to use these pads in conjunction with the Rupes LHR75 (pneumatic) or LHR75e (electric) 3" BigFoot Random Orbital Polisher, be aware that the factory-installed backing plate (990.007) is larger in diameter than the pad's Velcro loop material (71mm pad vs 75mm plate). However, since the face of the pad is substantially larger in diameter (88mm), the 2mm overhang around the pad shoud not pose any polishing risks (see product photos for clarification). Consider installing the 990.201 Rupes 62mm Velcro Backing Plate if you plan to exclusively use the 2.5" Foam Buffing Pads on your 3" BigFoot Random Orbital Polisher.
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