Just re-read through this entire thread and lots of good questions were brought up, the big picture is this, these pads are part of a trend and an option. Last I checked, people like options versus limited choices. Heck walk down the cookie aisle at any grocery store or the breakfast cereal aisle or the soda pop aisle and it's amazing how many choices or options are available for the consumer to pick from.
Microfiber pads are an option just like foam pads are an option and with time and more people getting their hands on these new pads and then sharing their experience plus any tips and/or feedback to the manufacture, chances are good some people will find they like them for the kind of work they do and some people will find they don't fit their needs or style.
Something else I post from time to time goes like this,
I've seen more new pads, products and techniques introduced to the detailing world in the last few years then I have seen introduced over my entire careerer in this industry and for the most part all the new technology being introduced makes it easier for pros and beginners to get great results no matter what their detailing project may be.
So I'm thankful for all the new technology being introduced. It used to be a few years ago you actually had to have both skill and experience to get good results. I routinely take people that have NEVER used any type of machine in their entire lives and after just a few minutes of instruction are now creating flawless, show car results.
I also know for a fact that these absolute Newbies are putting better than the results being put out by a lot of detailers that do this for a living. Heck, just about every week we have people posting threads on our forum asking for HELP to undo the damage done at either a detail shop, a dealership or a body shop.
You all read these same threads so what I write is true. It's not that these newbies are talented or experienced, it's the quality of new technology being introduced is good, real good. And these new microfiber pads from Lake Country, one of the worlds leaders in buffing pad technology is continually introducing new products that enable us to do better work and usually better work faster.
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