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    Meguiar's vs Lake Country Microfiber Pads

    So I'm wondering if anyone has done a details comparison between these two MF pads lines?

    I have most of these pads but have only used the Megs Cutting MF pad. Seeing I'm new to polishing I'd like to see what you guys think.

    Megs 5" MF Pads

    Xtra Cut DMX5: No form on the back of the pad to make it more aggressive
    Cutting DMC5: Has a thin med/light density foam on the back.
    Finishing DMF5: Has a thick light density foam on the back to make it less aggressive. I wonder how much cut these pads have? They must have some as they talk about "refines surface to high gloss finish". These are also for applying finishing wax.

    Lake Country 5" MF Pads

    Cutting MF-525-CUT:
    Dense orange foam backing
    Light Cutting One Step MF-525-OSP:
    Moderate density blue foam
    Polishing MF-525-POL:
    Soft black foam backing

    All these seem to have the same foam thickness.


    I wonder how these pads stack up when it comes to aggression? Do you think it's 1-to-1? I tend to think not.

    Here's my guess on the aggression order:

    Megs Xtra Cut DMX5
    LC Cutting MF-525-CUT
    LC Light Cutting One Step MF-525-OSP
    Megs Cutting DMC5
    LC Polishing MF-525-POL
    Megs Finishing DMF5


    Also, do you think one could apply a wax with the LC Finishing DMF5?

    I would love to hear from those who have used both of these product lines.

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    Re: Meguiar's vs Lake Country Microfiber Pads

    I cut with the BEAST so I don't need microfiber pads.

    As to your question about applying a wax with a fiber pad?

    Fibers are a form of abrasive. You can quote me on that.

    You can probably get away with it on hard paints but if it were me? I'd reduce the potential for micro-marring by simply using a foam pad.


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    Re: Meguiar's vs Lake Country Microfiber Pads

    I wrote this years ago, still believe it's true today and will be true tomorrow.

    "All other factors being equal, a foam pad will finish out nicer and more consistently on a wider spectrum of paint system than fiber pads"


    Don't get me wrong, I was using microfiber pads back in 2006, long before the public knew about them.


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    Re: Meguiar's vs Lake Country Microfiber Pads

    The BEAST eh? I assume you mean the "BLACKFIRE FLEX Total Correction Kit""?

    Thanks for the other info, I believe this confirms my suspicion that the Megs Finishing DMF5 is in deed a light cutting pad.

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    Re: Meguiar's vs Lake Country Microfiber Pads

    I just wanted to let everyone know CarPro has a nice chart of various pads rated on their cut and gloss. It directly compares most of the pad I mentioned here so I thought I'd share.

    You can find them:
    Skys the Limit Pad Cut Chart
    Pad Gloss Chart

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