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HateSwirls
01-15-2016, 07:31 AM
Well I received them and I didn't like it.
Reason is because of splatter.
Even using little product and spreading on low speed I still get a mess on my hand.

What am I doing wrong?
On a positive note they cut like crazy.

Mike Phillips
01-15-2016, 08:54 AM
Well I received them and I didn't like it.
Reason is because of splatter.
Even using little product and spreading on low speed I still get a mess on my hand.

What am I doing wrong?
On a positive note they cut like crazy.


I love these pads. They cut like crazy and when I use them with the RUPES Zephir Quarts Gloss Compound they finish out like a polish, in fact I wrote an article to make this point....

Mind Blowing - Rupes Blue Foam Cutting Pad and Zephir Gloss Coarse Gel Compound (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/ask-expert-featuring-mike-phillips/75273-mind-blowing-rupes-blue-foam-cutting-pad-zephir-gloss-coarse-gel-compound.html)



Here's the dealio....


The pads will tend to sling splatter due to the LARGE open cell structure of the foam. That's just the characteristic of a large open cell design.

The benefit outweighs the drawback in my opinion but keep in mind spatter during the compound or correction step doesn't bother me like it bothers others.


:)

Matt@Revive
01-15-2016, 09:10 AM
this is way i switched to the Blue MF pads. i have found they have less sling and the machine runs smoother on the Rupes MF vs Meguiars MF discs.

also less is more when using the Rupes compounding/polishing gels (the systems works great)

Zubair
01-15-2016, 11:32 AM
Apply the dots of polish between the centre hole and the edge of the pad. This will sort out the slinging issue, it did for me.

Rsurfer
01-15-2016, 01:57 PM
Apply the dots of polish between the centre hole and the edge of the pad. This will sort out the slinging issue, it did for me.

Isn't that the whole face of the pad (center hole to the edge)?

Zubair
01-15-2016, 02:08 PM
Isn't that the whole face of the pad (center hole to the edge)?

Between the centre hole and the edge as in the middle, that is half way between the hole and the edge.

zmcgovern45
01-15-2016, 02:43 PM
...Same reason I didn't like them...

Dylan@RUPES
01-15-2016, 06:34 PM
Priming is key with the blue foam, not only to prevent sling, but also to warm the foam up a little.



Place your drops of polish half way between the center hole and the edge of the pad.
Place the pad on the paint and set the polisher to speed 2 or 3.
Pull the trigger and hold the pad stationary for 20-30 second while it runs with light pressure.
STOP
Increase speed to your preferred working speed (5 or 6 generally with ES tools, 3 or 4 with Mark II)
Proceed with polishing.


Like Mike mentioned, the pore size of the foam really allows for a significant amount of compound migration thru the foam, but once the pores are primed and the foam is warmed it won't move so easily and you can work without sling.

7.3powerstroke
01-15-2016, 07:10 PM
Thanks Dylan

HateSwirls
01-15-2016, 09:15 PM
Thanks for all the tips.

HateSwirls
01-15-2016, 09:15 PM
They do cut Mike, and very well.

kwwhite1
01-15-2016, 10:52 PM
I had similar issues and followed the priming protocol which eliminated the major slinging.

Dylan@RUPES
01-16-2016, 11:03 AM
To clarify - the priming step should include moderate to firm pressure, not light, with the stiffer blue or UHS foams.

HateSwirls
01-18-2016, 06:34 AM
I gave them another shot and still not liking them.
They do cut like crazy as Mike said so I'm sure I'll save them for the worst of the worst or after wet sanding using 3k.
I have a truck coming in today with a lot of scratches on the hood that will require sanding using 1000, 1500 followed by 3k

The Blue Rupes pad does cut so if you have never tried them please don't let my thoughts on them scare you off because they do work just not what I was looking for.

Mike Phillips
01-18-2016, 09:47 AM
The Blue Rupes pad does cut so if you have never tried them please don't let my thoughts on them scare you off because they do work just not what I was looking for.




And the good news is there are so many choices when it comes to pads, products and tools and with enough testing and experience everyone finds a way that works for them.


:)