The right pad for the job

The spotlight is on our German foam pads and we will delve a little deeper to understand more about how to bring the best out of these quality pads and how they can make you more effective and efficient in your paint correction and finishing regime.

We stock 4 main type of pads:

The red finishing pad (available in 3", 6" and 7") - This pad is perfect for applying sealants or bringing out that final 1% of showcar pop coupled with a solid jeweller's polish.

The orange polishing pad (available in 3", 6" and 7") - This pad as its name suggests is for polishing paint and removing those pesky spider webs and light swirl marks. Coupled with the Scholl Concepts S20+ or Menzerna Super Finishing, this polish pad is less aggressive than the green cutting pad and perfect for beginners to get some practice with correcting.

The green cutting pad (available in 3", 6" and 7") - This pad is extremely popular with professional detailers due to its ability to efficiently and effectively correct paint and those deeper scratches. When used with the Scholl Concepts S3 or Menzerna FG400, significant correction is achieved in minimal time.

The microfibre pad (available in 5.5" and 6.5") - The microfibre pad is perfect for both cutting and polishing. Depending on the product paired to it, the microfibre pads can cut even more quickly than the green cutting pads but the downside to this it also heats up quickly, however it is highly effective at producing swirl-free correction in one step. Our microfibre pads are interfaced with our german finishing pad to give it more contour around panels and cushioning on the paint panel. Do ensure that you allow some time for the pads to cool off before working on the next panel or for continuous multi-passes.

*To clarify, the 5.5" and 6" are perfect for our 5" backing plates while the 6.5" and 7" pads suit the 6" backing plate. The reason for this is that all our pads taper outward, providing added protection and buffer.