Q. What is the white foam for?
A. Generally for polishing or a light finishing polish, it is
firm to the touch, firmer than American foams.
Q. What is the orange foam for?
A. Generally for cutting
Q. Can I cut with a foam pad?
A. Yes, not as aggressive as wool but in many cases better
since foam leaves minimal swirl.
Q. Why the different foam colors?
A. Each color designates a different grade, from course to
fine. Grades are measured by pores per inch (PPI). Higher PPI pads
are considered finishing pads, while lower PPI pads are more
aggressive. See our application chart for more details.
Q. When do I use foam?
A. Generally on any paint when aggressive buffing is not
required. On fresh or cured paint when finishing a job or doing a
one step process on good clear coat.
Q. Can you use foam pads on fiberglass ?
A. You can, but fiberglass generally requires a more
aggressive pad, like wool. Some of our blended finishing wools work
excellent on fiberglass.
Q. What RPM do I use?
A. Slower when finishing with foam, down to 1200 RPMs. The
range is between 1200-1750RPM.
Q. How do I wash a foam pad?
A .Immerse the foam pad in a bucket of warm water and
Chemical Guys Pad Cleaner. Work the pad by gently wringing it, then
rinse it with clean water. Allow to air dry.