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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Curious that these pads do not have a cooling hole like the Rupes or Buff & Shine Low-Pro pads??

    Mike, how do these compare with the new B&S pads??

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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Quote Originally Posted by david b View Post

    I've been using the LC 5.5 flat pads(orange/white/blue) on the PC 7424 XP.

    Would this new pad give me better/faster results?

    Looks like a winner for sure!

    Thanks in advance,
    To your question above in bold, the answer is "yes".

    Thin pads rotate better when dry and wet on random orbital polishers that are NOT gear driven.

    For example the Porter Cable 7424 XP, the Griot's 6" DA and the Meguiar's MT300

    NOTE: I do not use thin pads on tools like the RUPES polishers first because I use the RUPES polishers as a "system".

    I explain this in my new RUPES how-to book. Also, before using any NON RUPES pad on a RUPES tool you should do the "Air Test" to make sure the pad is compatible. The RUPES paint polishing system is an engineered system, not a rag-tag mixture of stuff.


    Also, thin pad are for free spinning polishers. In my experience thin pads are a NON issue for rotary buffers and in fact a thicker pad buffs smoother on all DIRECT drive tools.

    YMMV :D



    Quote Originally Posted by Jaretr1 View Post

    I ordered some of these, as well as the HD orbital pads.

    Mike, have you compared the two?
    Not yet.


    Quote Originally Posted by E92M3_Mark View Post

    Mike, which machine would these provide the most effectiveness and comfort?

    Tools like these,

    Porter Cable 7424 XP, the Griot's 6" DA and the Meguiar's MT300


    Tools that use a free spinning spindle bearing. See my article here,


    The Free Floating Spindle Bearing Assembly - The Story Behind The Story...





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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Lake Country and Autogeek product teams, if you are reading this, please note that multi-pad combo packs like you can get for the flat pads are great. Rarely do I even need just one pad, and the combo packs bring down the price per pad a bit.

    I need to replace some of my flat pads which are starting to wear out. I might have to pick up a couple to test them out.
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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    EDIT: Just read your reply above, Mike.


    I'm not sure I see any benefit to these "thin" pads other than when using an 8mm free spinning DA. Pads do look nice, though.
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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post

    Lake Country and Autogeek product teams, if you are reading this,


    please note that multi-pad combo packs like you can get for the flat pads are great.

    Rarely do I even need just one pad, and the combo packs bring down the price per pad a bit.

    I need to replace some of my flat pads which are starting to wear out. I might have to pick up a couple to test them out.

    I'll make sure Nick sees this...


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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    NOTE: I do not use thin pads on tools like the RUPES polishers first because I use the RUPES polishers as a "system".

    I explain this in my new RUPES how-to book. Also, before using any NON RUPES pad on a RUPES tool you should do the "Air Test" to make sure the pad is compatible. The RUPES paint polishing system is an engineered system, not a rag-tag mixture of stuff.


    I totally understand Mikes point of view here, but most, well many of us use Rupes tools with other pads and products besides the Rupes system. I have tried both the Lake Country Hydrotech pads as well as the new Meguiars flat pads with my Rupes. I had no issue with either. Its still an amazing tool not being used with their system.

    I guess we will find out how these pads work on a long throw machine, but for sure they will be great with the traditional da's!

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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Quote Originally Posted by E92M3_Mark View Post


    I'm not sure I see any benefit to these "thin" pads other than when using an 8mm free spinning DA.
    Saw your edit.


    But just to note...

    These pads came in at the same time Bob Eichelburg came to Autogeek with the first Flex XCF 7 in the United States for me to test out on a swirled-out 1969 Dodge Hemi Dart.



    And the 6.5" pads and the Flex XCF 7 are a match made in heaven. And this was totally by coincidence.

    In fact, here's what I wrote in my review of the new XCF 7



    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips

    And just in time... the new ThinPro Pads

    These fit and work PERFECT with the new Flex XFE 7




    I would have never used a thick pad on the new Flex XCF 7 as thin pads always work better on free spinning tools.

    So the timing was perfect.

    And for everyone that uses a PC, Griot's, old Meguiar's G11v2, first generation PC's and the Meguiar's MT300 (plus all the other versions of the Porter Cable), these new thin pads are perfect.

    The Meguiar's thin foam discs are great pads and before they were introduced at SEMA 2014 Jason Rose had sent me a collection and that's how I was able to create this write-up last year,

    Over 100 pics of these pads in action.

    NEW! Meguiar’s Foam Buffing Discs




    And the thin Meguiar's foam discs are top notch pads.

    The Lake Country versions are also great pads as they use the Hybrid foam formulas and you have more choices in level of cut or lack of cut.

    Win/Win for everyone.


    Years ago I coined the term

    Thin is in


    And now thin pads are a reality.


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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Ordering a dozen of them initially to test, if all goes well will order more.

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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    There are lots of us still using the PCs. Fantastic, and they're cheaper than the new Megs thin pads.
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    Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Quote Originally Posted by silverfox View Post
    There are lots of us still using the PCs. Fantastic, and they're cheaper than the new Megs thin pads.
    I prefer to use my GG before any other polisher, but a fair amount of the time it doesn't have the balls for heavy defects, or takes too many passes.
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