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BUFFING AND POLISHING PADS
Last Updated: 06/22/2010
How many kind of buffing pads are there?

BUFFING AND POLISHING PADS

 




Q. How many kinds of buffing pads are there?

A.
Chemical Guys manufactures two types of buffing pads. Within these two groups are sub groups of buffing pads that are different in respect to their composition, size and design. The two main buffing pad groups are
wool and foam pads.

Q. What are wool pads?

A.
One category are buffing pads are made from wool. There are also blended pads, that is pads that have a mix of wool and synthetic materials. Depending on the purpose, wool can be spun into various yarns, some are twisted, Some are not. For example, if a customer needs a buffing pad that is aggressive, we can offer him/her a buffing pad that is 100% twisted wool. Twisted wool is considered aggressive in terms of cutting ability. On the other hand, if a customer wants a buffing pad for final finishing or non-aggressive polishing, we can provide yarns that are non-twisted or made with a mixture of synthetic materials.



Q. Whatís the difference between American Foams and European Foams?

A.
The main difference between American made foam pads and European foam pads was the size, density and firmness of the foams. Euro foams are generally smaller, approximately 6Ē diameter on average. In Europe, detail shops are a rare find; most buffing is done on small panel repair at the body shop level. However, this is changing with the rising popularity of independent service stations offering detailing. Furthermore, European paint has traditionally been high solid low solvent compositions; their foam pads worked well under their physically restrictive conditions. The transition to conform to the new and ever changing environmental laws here was difficult at first, but technology caught up and eventually the impact on us was the discovery our wool pads worked wonderfully on the new paint, better than European foams, especially with the initial cut.

Q. What makes Chemical Guys Hex Logic pads different from the competitors

A.
First of all, Chemical Guys Manufactures our own pads as well as carries many well known and recognized pads like Lake Country and Lake Country CCS. We look at pads very carefully as they are a very important part of the detailing process. Selecting the right pad makes all the difference.

Q. What makes Chemical Guys Hex logic Pads superior to other pads?

A.
Quality, innovation and research. Hex-logic The Latest Innovation in Polishing and Buffing Pads. Hex-logic The Latest Innovation in Polishing and Buffing Pads. Hex-logic pads are engineered and developed for todayís pickiest detailing professionals. Engineered, developed and tested to specific requirements of our OEM clients these pads utilize the best foams from around the world and the latest of testing and research and development including Chemical Guys own Self Centered backing system!


Our Chemical Guys PUR+ (Poly-Urethane-Reactive Bonding). The most durable and resistant backing plate that is soft and gentle to paint. PUR+ backing plates can be washed hundreds of times guaranteeing a perfect grip with ever use thatís PUR+ technology.


The Hex-Logic Chemical Guys Pads are meant to work on flat or rounded/angled surfaces. The unique construction of the pads makes them extremely easy to maneuver while retailing the correct amount of product evenly distributed through the pad, Hex-Logic Pads keep product in the groves while you start and as the pad is spun and rubbed against the surface the polish with travel thought the hex-groves into the pad evenly delivering a superior accurate finish, while keeping the surface constantly lubricated to reduce friction and marring.


The unique Hex Laser Cute Surface of the pad enables Hex-Logic pads to conform to the shape of the surface delivering maximum surface contact. Unique Hexagon construction form perfectly to a vehicles many curves while he unique pad construction reduces unnecessary heat.


Q. What makes Hex Logic pads longer lasting?

A.
Our Hook & Loop is strong and secured tightly to the pad; we design it that way to protect it from coming off during use or during washing. We use only the highest quality foams and synthetics when we build our pads.


Q.I have purchased pads from other companies and every time I get them the color and results are different, how can I be sure that will not happen with Hex Logic pads?

A.
Our foam pads are made to be consistent, no variations from one to the other. You expect top quality from our products; we expect top quality from ourselves and have been doing so for 46+ years.
 

 

 

 



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