||Rupes® Microfiber Pads were designed specifically for use with the wonderful line of Rupes BigFoot® Machines, but they work well with all brands of random orbital polishers. These pads feature several unique design elements.
The first time you see a Rupes Microfiber Pad, the innovative spiral slots are immediately apparent. It's good to know that the slots weren't cut into the pads just for looks! By removing a portion of each pad via the slots, pad mass has been decreased. This results in a lighter weight, cooler-running pad. The spiral slots also improve the contouring ability of the pad, allowing it to be comfortably be used on curved, rounded, or complex shapes.
Patented design = no glue!
One of the most common (and frustrating) pad failures occurs to its adhesive system. The design engineers at Rupes solved this problem by utilizing an injection molding process to combine three intermediate layers into one, which melds rather than glues the Velcro and microfiber layers together. Another plus: the white polyurethane resin foam is durable and resilient, and incredibly efficient at transferring the machine's orbital motion to the pad face.
Low profile, flared design.
Thanks to its flared (or beveled) side, Rupes Microfiber Polishing Pads feel agile, are very controllable, and comfortable to use. By flaring (or tapering) the side of the pad, excess mass along the shoulder of the pad has been eliminated.
Two versions of Microfiber Pad are available.
Microfiber Pads are designed to eliminate heavy swirl marks, scratches, and oxidation. Cut-optimized microfiber strings can dramatically increase the cutting speed of virtually any heavy-cut compound (including Rupes Zephir and Quarz Buffing Gels
Microfiber Pads are designed to eliminate ultra-fine swirls & haziness when used with virtually any fine polish (including Rupes Keramik and Diamond Gloss Buffing Gels
). The polishing action generated by the pad's microfiber strings is can increase the cutting action delivered by a typical cleaner/wax, or all-in-one buffing liquid.