Big Red - ultra-deep foam finishing pad, 150mm (6 inch)
This 150mm soft foam pad is perfect for final refining of the paint finish and has only a small amount of cut. In fact, all it really wants to do is create superb levels of gloss, with a little help from its friend Lime Prime (or a fine cut compound of your choice). For swirl and defect removal we'd recommend some kind of polishing pad (with more inherent cut), but for finishing down, Big Red works really well.
The extra deep foam (twice as deep as some foam pads) has more 'give', ensuring a flatter machining surface. If you're new to machine polishing this helps you keep the pad level to the paint, rather than inadvertently angling it.
And being a bit taller, heat build up is fractionally reduced, keeping panel temps cooler for longer. Another nice feature is that the 'hook and loop' backing material is set in from the edge of the pad, preventing possible damage if the pad gets too close to the paintwork.
Possibly the ultimate 'starter' pad for those using a rotary machine, like the Dodo Juice Spin Doctor.
Suits 125mm-130mm (5.5 inch) backing plates.
Please note that Big Red should always be stopped/started on the panel, removed gently from the backing plate and washed carefully with mild detergent (don't let it soak overnight) to prevent premature delamination of the hook and loop backing from the pad.
To maintain, simply massage neat washing up liquid into the foam pad cutting face under a running tap, then rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry.