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What pads should I be using?

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I have a mix of OPT products, and am looking for confirmation of pad selection. For the record, I have the OPT Polish and Compound pads, however know that I'll need more than the 4 I've already purchased and am looking for recommendations (ie stock up on the OPT MF or purchase a variety of Lake Country or others:

- Compound II

- Polish II

- Finish Polish

- Poli Seal

 

As well, what are best practices for pad maintenance? I have the Blackfire Pad Cleaner, however have no conditioning brush.

 

As always, I appreciate your expertise and information. Thanks.

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I've been using the Optimum MF pads for all of their spray products (Hyper Compound and Polish, GPS). In the past, when using their liquid products (compound 2, polish 2, etc..) I've had good success with LC flat pads. However, I just ordered some LC Hybrid pads and want to experiment with those and the spray products.

As far as cleaning is concerned, I experimented with some Microfiber Restore the other day and pre soaked my foam and MF pads. I was very impressed with the results. The presoak alone removed a ton of spent product and left the pads looking pretty good to go. However, I rinsed them out and did a final soak. The second soak pulled the remainder of the material out, and they are the cleanest I've seen them in a long time. I usually have enough pads on site, so that I can wait to soak and clean them when the job is done. By no means is this the preferred method, but it works for me. Good luck.

 

Nate

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It depends, I love the mf pads for defect removal, and on some paint I can finish down perfectly with the mf polishing pad. How have they been doing on your paint? If you've had great success then it's easy to answer, grab some more! As far as cleaning them, I just toss them in my washing machine with my interior towels, and have never had a problem :)

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Thanks for the feedback.

 

The weather turned cold pretty quickly in Toronto, and I was not able to perform the paint correction. Spring can't get here soon enough!

 

 

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