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Rupes 180 mm (7 inch) Foam Pads

Rupes 180 mm (7 inch) Foam PadsThe pads designed especially for the massive throw of your Rupes Big Foot Polisher!

Rupes polishers are extremely powerful and offer the largest throw, or orbit size, available in a random orbital polisher today. To avoid excessive wear, or an imbalanced feeling on conventional pads due to this unique design, Rupes polishers require the use of special, more durable foam pads. Rupes manufactures a full line of foam polishing pads that are rugged enough to withstand the massive throw of any Rupes Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher.

Rupes foam pads are specifically designed with durable open-cell foam that can withstand the powerful polishing action of your Rupes polisher without losing mechanical cutting or polishing ability. Each pad features a 24 degree beveled edge for maximum surface contact, ensuring more consistent results every time.

Each Rupes polisher features an enormous throw, making them highly efficient machines. This also means that Rupes polishers can be tough on standard polishing pads. Rupes has engineered a complete line of foam pads that take full advantage of the large stroke of their Big Foot polishers, which means you get an even more efficient polishing experience.

Rupes foam pads are available in 100 mm (4 inch), 150 mm (6 inch), and 180 mm (7 inch) sizes in the following compositions:

Rupes Blue Coarse Foam Pad quickly eliminates swirls and scratches

Blue Coarse Foam Pad
This is the most aggressive pad available in the Rupes Big Foot Polishing System, and should be used in the first step of restoration.  It is designed to work in conjunction with Rupes Zephir Gloss Coarse Gel compound.  When used with the Rupes Big Foot Random Orbital Polisher and Zephir Gloss Coarse Gel, this pad is capable of removing up to 1500 grit sanding marks on fresh paint.  It will effortlessly remove swirls, light scratches, water spots and other paint defects.    The Blue Coarse Foam Pad should always be followed with a less aggressive pad/polish combination for optimal smoothness and gloss.

Rupes Green Medium Foam Pad has enough cut to remove swirls while leaving a clear finish Green Medium Foam Pad

This pad is used in the second step of the Rupes Big Foot Polishing System.  This dense polishing pad is designed for use with Rupes Quarz Gloss Medium Gel Compound, and easily removes moderate swirl marks, water spots, and other paint defects.  The Green Medium Foam Pad should always be followed with a less aggressive pad/polish combination for optimal smoothness and gloss.

Rupes Yellow Polishing Foam Pad is soft enough to provide a swirl-free finish Yellow Polishing Foam Pad
Use this pad with Rupes Keramik Gloss Fine Gel Polish during the third step in the Big Foot Polishing System.  This pad and polish combination will eliminate light swirl marks, holograms, clay-induced marring, and other light imperfections.  This combination will provide a smooth, glossy finish.
Rupes White Foam Pad is the softest pad Rupes makes and is designed for the final polishing or waxing step White Finishing Foam Pad
Use this pad with Rupes Diamond Ultra Fine Gel Polish during the final step in the Big Foot Polishing System.  This pad is soft in composition to maximize gloss and clarity prior to wax or sealant application.  The White Finishing Foam Pad provides brilliant mirror-like reflections.

 

Like all foam polishing pads, Rupes foam pads need proper care to maximize their lifespan. Use a Foam Pad Conditioning Brush to remove excess polish, spent paint, and other contaminants from the pad. Clean pads with Blackfire Advanced Pad Cleaner and rinse thoroughly after use. Allow clean pads to dry face down in a well-ventilated area.

Rupes 180 mm (7 inch) Foam Pads are designed for use with a 6 inch hook and loop backing plate.