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    Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek


    What can I say?

    Thin is in!


    For comparison

    The Meguiar's thin foam discs on the left and the Lake Country thin foam pads on the right.

    Meguiar's foam discs measures 11/16 of an inch thin or 17.5mm thin if you prefer the metric system.

    The Lake Country ThinPro pads officially measure in at 11/16" or 17.5mm as stated by David Patterson at Lake Country.

    As you can see by the below picture the Lake Country ThinPro look to be a tick thinner than the Meguiar's foam discs. This minute difference could be created by the thickness of the Velcro, or even adhesive or a natural bow to the pads after being boxed and stored. Big picture is the trend for foam buffing pads for free spinning random orbital polishers has for the pad to get thinner and thinner and the new offering from Lake Country validates this trend and now you have two brands to choose from.

    By stacking 3 pads from each brand next to each other the small difference becomes more visible.




    Fact is you really don't want or need to get any thinner than these pads as there is something to be said for having some level of mass or material between the paint and your backing plate. If pads were to be come any thinner it might be neccassary to use them with a foam interface pad and then you've moved away from the entire idea of using thin foam pads.



    More comparisons

    Lake Country 5.5" foam flat pads on the left and Lake Country ThinPro foam pads on the right.





    Pad options...

    Meguiar's offers three foam discs, cutting (maroon), polishing (yellow), finishing or machine waxing (black)

    ThinPro foam pads are available in 5 flavors, see the graphic below for specifics.








    ThinPro pads are available in 5.5" diameter and 6.5" pads.


    On Autogeek.com

    Lake Country ThinPro Foam Pad System 5.5 inch

    Lake Country ThinPro Foam Pad System 6.5 inch


    If you want to stick with the original thin foam pads because they offer a little more cushion and safety for people new to machine polishing, here's the link to the 5.5" Flat Pads

    Lake Country 5.5" Foam Flat pads - 7/8" thin


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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Action shots?

    See the ThinPro pads in action here!





    We will also be using these new pads at the January ACR 3-Day Detailing Class.

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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Thanks Mike, cant wait to try these. Also a big thanks to AutoGeek and Lake Country for these thin pads, will reduce pad stall significantly and finally an aggressive (grey) foam pad for hard clear coats. Now to bring the extreme grey cutting foam to the Hybrid range so I can use it on my Flex 3401.

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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    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,

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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

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

    Mike, have you compared the two?

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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Nice to see AGO carrying these.
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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    Mike, which machine would these provide the most effectiveness and comfort?
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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    So glad that they are available now. Was given a test batch awhile back and loved them! Have used them with my 3401, Makita rotary and Griots G21.
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    another item to add to my list

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    Re: Lake Country ThinPro Foam Buffing Pads exclusively at Autogeek

    I ordered some of these a few weeks ago. The grey pad is an excellent defect killer on a long throw machine. I'll definitely be keeping these in my detailing arsenal.

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