Trend: Small buffing pads
Another trend I see for the future is for a greater selection small buffing pads for all polishers but primarily for rotary buffers because they enable you to buff the paint on thin panels
without buffing on top of an edge or for buffing in tight areas.
Here are some prototype pads to be introduced in the future using various foam formulas so you can match the pad the project at hand...
This is a 4" pad with a 3" backing plate attached to it. While the total diameter is 4" the front of the pad is tapered and the actual flat surface area of the working face of the pad measures 3 1/2"
The taper at the back of the pad provides support to the working face while still retaining a stable but smaller Velcro attachment base for use with small backing plates. This locates the edge of the backing plate in-wards to provide a generous safety margin between the face and edges of the pad and the backing plate. 3 1/2" Buffing Pads 3 1/5" pad next to 2 1/4" pad 2 1/4" Buffing Pads
Here's another prototype buffing pad with a 3" diameter measurement for the back of the pad but because of the taper to the edge at the front of the pad the working face of the pad only measures 2 1/4"
Neither of these pads are currently in production as there are more tweaks to be made first. This is a trend for buffing pads into the future...