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    3.5 or 3 inch mini pads

    Couldn’t find to much info directly for this. Looking for a 3.5 inch pad for a 12 mm throw mini polisher. I know a lot like the Rupes but I’m looking for 3.5 or 3 inch and I know Rupes only makes 4” or 2”. Looking for cut, polish and AiO pads. I’ve heard thinner is better... what are you guys using?


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    Re: 3.5 or 3 inch mini pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Coatingsarecrack View Post
    Couldn’t find to much info directly for this. Looking for a 3.5 inch pad for a 12 mm throw mini polisher. I know a lot like the Rupes but I’m looking for 3.5 or 3 inch and I know Rupes only makes 4” or 2”. Looking for cut, polish and AiO pads. I’ve heard thinner is better... what are you guys using?


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    Re: 3.5 or 3 inch mini pads

    The B&S 4" pads have a Velcro backing that measures 3.5". I use these pads on my Festool gear driven forced rotation DA that has a 90mm backing plate. Those pads fit just right

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    Re: 3.5 or 3 inch mini pads

    Quote Originally Posted by DBAILEY View Post
    The B&S 4" pads have a Velcro backing that measures 3.5". I use these pads on my Festool gear driven forced rotation DA that has a 90mm backing plate. Those pads fit just right
    The Cyclo pads are the same size too.

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    Re: 3.5 or 3 inch mini pads

    Don't the Thin pros have a 3" velcro backing for use with a 3" BP.

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    Re: 3.5 or 3 inch mini pads

    Quote Originally Posted by DBAILEY View Post
    Don't the Thin pros have a 3" velcro backing for use with a 3" BP.
    pad measures 3.5" with the velcro being 3"
    very thin/light pad and probably my fave pad to use on the GG3 with the stock 3" backing plate...

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    Re: 3.5 or 3 inch mini pads

    The Rupes 4" pads has the 3" velcro size.

    These 12mm throw polishers is very effective to cut with a compound and wool pads. The LC thinpro pads looks very interesting to test out on the mini.

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    Re: 3.5 or 3 inch mini pads

    The Rupes yellow foam pad is a must have in my opinion.

    The new LC flat pads are decent on a long throw mini polisher.

    The Americana Global Pads would be a good option as well. Like how they feel on the Rupes mini.


    Quote Originally Posted by SWETM View Post
    The Rupes 4" pads has the 3" velcro size.

    These 12mm throw polishers is very effective to cut with a compound and wool pads. The LC thinpro pads looks very interesting to test out on the mini.
    Exactly.

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    Re: 3.5 or 3 inch mini pads

    I like that yellow Rupes pad too. I've substituted the B&S Euro-tech maroon pad for the Rupes green because they do not last long for me. I also like the B&S yellow polishing pad too. Better prices than the Rupes. They do not seem to have any negative affect on the polishers balance/vibration.

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