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Thread: Detailing a beater! - 1972 Buick Riviera Boattail - Review: Lake Country Force Hybrid Foam Pads

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    Re: Detailing a beater! - 1972 Buick Riviera Boattail - Review: Lake Country Force Hybrid Foam Pads

    Quote Originally Posted by WRAPT C5Z06 View Post
    I've tried the new force pads and like them all, except for the grey pad. It's WAY to stiff. Makes the user experience unpleasant with the 3401, IMO.

    Car looks much better now.

    That was my experience. The grey pad is stiff as a board. Reminds me if the RUPES UHS pads.

    I like the ThinPro grey pads for when you need serious cutting out of 8mm free spinning tools but I'll need to spend some more time with the much thicker grey Force pad to find out it's best use.

    Dave Patterson from Lake Country will be here as my VIP Guest Instructor for my May Class and we'll be using the Force pads in this class. So everyone needs to stay tuned for more info. I'm not sure which car we'll be using the FLEX 3401; I have not put together a story board for the cars yet.


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    Re: Detailing a beater! - 1972 Buick Riviera Boattail - Review: Lake Country Force Hybrid Foam Pads

    Mike, were you able to buff those "textured" and "rusted" areas with the HD Speed without leaving (visible) residue on those surfaces? I know everybody raves about HD Speed, but I've never used it and it's hard for me to imagine any polish product not being problematic on those textures.

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    Re: Detailing a beater! - 1972 Buick Riviera Boattail - Review: Lake Country Force Hybrid Foam Pads

    Sweet rides!

    I think the grey force pads are even stiffer than the UHS pads because they're less porous.

    Anyhow, thanks again Mike for all your hard working teaching the detailing community how it's supposed to be done!
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    Re: Detailing a beater! - 1972 Buick Riviera Boattail - Review: Lake Country Force Hybrid Foam Pads

    Quote Originally Posted by WRAPT C5Z06 View Post
    I've tried the new force pads and like them all, except for the grey pad. It's WAY to stiff. Makes the user experience unpleasant with the 3401, IMO.
    Agree. I have 3 that are just sitting in my cabinet as I can't stand them. I've moved to MF and Wool for heavy correction needs and to speed through compounding.
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    Re: Detailing a beater! - 1972 Buick Riviera Boattail - Review: Lake Country Force Hybrid Foam Pads

    Great job, cant wait to try the new pads, im sold, they will be on my next order, great article Mike thank you 4 sharing

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    Re: Detailing a beater! - 1972 Buick Riviera Boattail - Review: Lake Country Force Hybrid Foam Pads

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    Mike, were you able to buff those "textured" and "rusted" areas with the HD Speed without leaving (visible) residue on those surfaces?

    I know everybody raves about HD Speed, but I've never used it and it's hard for me to imagine any polish product not being problematic on those textures.

    Yes.

    I buffed HARD - as in I punished the paint with the FLEX 3401, the pads and Speed.


    Then I wiped off thoroughly, and any texted area I wiped off really good.

    She looks good. She's out in the garage till next week so I can monitor the results and check to see if any residue turns white but so far no problemo...



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    Re: Detailing a beater! - 1972 Buick Riviera Boattail - Review: Lake Country Force Hybrid Foam Pads

    Quote Originally Posted by pdqgp View Post
    Agree. I have 3 that are just sitting in my cabinet as I can't stand them. I've moved to MF and Wool for heavy correction needs and to speed through compounding.
    Exactly my thoughts and process. I use the new LC wool pads for compounding with my 3401 and MF cutting pads with my 21mm & 15mm.
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    Re: Detailing a beater! - 1972 Buick Riviera Boattail - Review: Lake Country Force Hybrid Foam Pads

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    Yes.

    I buffed HARD - as in I punished the paint with the FLEX 3401, the pads






    Interesting you mention that. At times, I haven't been able to get the cut I want from the 3401. Lately, I've really up'd the pressure and the results are much better. Can't beat the forced rotation for this.
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    Re: Detailing a beater! - 1972 Buick Riviera Boattail - Review: Lake Country Force Hybrid Foam Pads

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    She looks good. She's out in the garage till next week so I can monitor the results and check to see if any residue turns white but so far no problemo...
    Wow--great result!

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    Re: Detailing a beater! - 1972 Buick Riviera Boattail - Review: Lake Country Force Hybrid Foam Pads

    Great work as always. So the LC Force Hybrid pads have replaced the older Hybrid pads that work so well on the Flex 3401?

    David

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