- What is the difference between buffing and polishing?
- What is the Black buffing pad used for?
- How long do hex logic pads last?
- How many polishing pads do you need for a car?
- How long does a polishing pad last?
- Is polishing a car necessary?
- Can you reuse polishing pads?
- What are the different color buffing pads for?
What is the difference between buffing and polishing?
Technically polishing refers to processes that use an abrasive that is glued to the work wheel, while buffing uses a loose abrasive applied to the work wheel.
Polishing is a more aggressive process while buffing is less harsh, which leads to a smoother, brighter finish..
What is the Black buffing pad used for?
Black is your basic stripping pad and is used for removal of finishes and other difficult issues on floors. They cannot be used for removal of mastic glues. These pads are designed for low speed only.
How long do hex logic pads last?
Chemical Guys say a pad should last for 8 cars.
How many polishing pads do you need for a car?
As a general recommendation, if you are providing paint perfection service on a sedan, have two pads per step available. That is, two compounding pads, two polishing pads, and two finishing pads.
How long does a polishing pad last?
Re: How long do polish pads last? The cutting foam pads genereally last about 10-12 cars fro me. The polishing pads maybe double that. I wash them by hand with mild detergent ( woolite) after each use and let them air dry.
Is polishing a car necessary?
If you have a lot of scratches or rust then polish will be the product of choice. Waxing helps to protect the car and produce a high shine. You should wax your car approximately every 3 months, but polishing only needs to be done when you notice problem spots.
Can you reuse polishing pads?
Yes you can wash and reuse them but separate the applicator pads to a specific duty like paint, interior, exterior..etc. The reason you want to keep them separated like that is to prevent contamination. No matter how much you wash the applicators you will never remove all the residue in them.
What are the different color buffing pads for?
Re: What color polishing pads to use for what. Yellow pads and black pads can be used for polishing. The black pads are the softest finishing pads. Sometimes a sensitive paint surface prefers the softer pad and allows a more refined finish.