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    Buff and Shine Dark blue uro-tec

    So I have bun using these pads rather often now. These were definitely a needed addition to the line.
    It’s my go to AIO pad. It cuts well and finishes really nice on MOST paint systems. In the past I have found for AIO work that the maroon were too aggressive while the yellow were a bit shy on cut.
    If you use uro-tec pads and haven’t tried these yet, I suggest you pick a few up. I love them on the CBEAST. They also work really nice on a long stroke polisher.
    Jim

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    Re: Buff and Shine Dark blue uro-tec

    Thanks for posting. I was just looking at these for my cbeast.

    I've used the yellow uro-tech on a few cars already and I have (but haven't used yet) the maroon pads for AIO jobs on medium to harder paints.

    I'll be picking up the dark blue during the next sale.

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    Re: Buff and Shine Dark blue uro-tec

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Oldz View Post

    Buff and Shine Dark blue uro-tec

    It’s my go to AIO pad. It cuts well and finishes really nice on MOST paint systems.

    In the past I have found for AIO work that the maroon were too aggressive while the yellow were a bit shy on cut.

    I agree. The maroon pad tends to be to sharp for doing one-steps and can leave pad haze behind. The yellow tends to be to soft and doesn't offer enough correction ability. The blue pad fits in-between these two pads perfectly.

    Do order plenty of pads though as I've noticed if you get them too hot, (use hard and long), the foam will tend to bowel-in.


    I show the complete selection of Uro-Tech pads in my detailing classes when I teach entry level polishers, 8mm and now 9mm free spinning tools.

    They are also a good match for the CBEAST when using the 5" backing plate.


    Nice post Jim.


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    Re: Buff and Shine Dark blue uro-tec

    okay....color me a bit confused here. When I look at these on the B&S website, the blue pad looks to be heavier cut than the maroon ones......am I missing something? Perhaps looking at the wrong ones?

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    Re: Buff and Shine Dark blue uro-tec

    They have a blue cutting pad and a newer dark blue heavy polishing pad.

    The dark blue are being discussed here. It fits between the yellow and maroon pads.

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    Re: Buff and Shine Dark blue uro-tec

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    Do order plenty of pads though as I've noticed if you get them too hot, (use hard and long), the foam will tend to bowel-in.



    Good tip! Personally I have learned: The more pads the better. I have no problem purchasing A LOT of pads. While initial investment is more there are a lot of Benefits:

    1: fresh pads simply work better
    2: less caked up pads clean up much easier
    3: pads can last a long long time when you are not saturating and abusing them.
    4: efficiency. Less time cleaning pads and more time buffing.


    I recommend to future readers to order as many pads as you can afford. I just finished up a large SUV yesterday and used a total of 14 of these specific pads on an AIO job. Pads cleaned up easy and are still brand new feeling.
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    Re: Buff and Shine Dark blue uro-tec

    Quote Originally Posted by briarpatch View Post
    okay....color me a bit confused here. When I look at these on the B&S website, the blue pad looks to be heavier cut than the maroon ones......am I missing something? Perhaps looking at the wrong ones?
    The AutoGeek site has then listed if you look there. You will see a description. I think only available in 3, 5 and 6 inch.
    Jim

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    Re: Buff and Shine Dark blue uro-tec

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Oldz View Post
    The AutoGeek site has then listed if you look there. You will see a description. I think only available in 3, 5 and 6 inch.
    Problem solved. I was looking at the 'Coarse blue' and not the 'Dark blue'. These would give me an option in between the Griots BOSS polishing pad and orange cutting pad.

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    Re: Buff and Shine Dark blue uro-tec

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Oldz View Post
    Good tip! Personally I have learned: The more pads the better. I have no problem purchasing A LOT of pads. While initial investment is more there are a lot of Benefits:

    1: fresh pads simply work better
    2: less caked up pads clean up much easier
    3: pads can last a long long time when you are not saturating and abusing them.
    4: efficiency. Less time cleaning pads and more time buffing.


    I recommend to future readers to order as many pads as you can afford. I just finished up a large SUV yesterday and used a total of 14 of these specific pads on an AIO job. Pads cleaned up easy and are still brand new feeling.
    Jim,

    I only use a few per car. I have my favourites. What I do is clean them in the sink and spin them dry at 3000 rpm on my rotary. The HUGE benefit I find from doing that (I even dampen them and spin them before I first use them on the car) is that they behave MUCH better that way too. I find they get dirtier faster that way, but it's worth it due to how well they work that way. Just my $.02. Those blue pads soften up (most do) beautifully.

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    Re: Buff and Shine Dark blue uro-tec

    Quote Originally Posted by richy View Post
    Jim,

    I only use a few per car. I have my favourites. What I do is clean them in the sink and spin them dry at 3000 rpm on my rotary. The HUGE benefit I find from doing that (I even dampen them and spin them before I first use them on the car) is that they behave MUCH better that way too. I find they get dirtier faster that way, but it's worth it due to how well they work that way. Just my $.02. Those blue pads soften up (most do) beautifully.
    Hey buddy!! Thanks for sharing your technique!!

    I’m not a fan of damp pads personally. If I want my pad softer, I will just choose a softer pad. I like to just keep buffing and worry about pad cleaning later. I try not to clean much on the fly but just grab a new pad. I also tend to find that damp pads won’t last as long for me. I can see where dampening a pad can have a benefit in some situations for some tho. I have amassed a collection of pads where I find myself not needing to do this currently.

    I credit this from trying to preserve HT pads in the past. Changing them out often and not using them wet made them last much longer. I like the HT pads but if ever so slightly abused, the durability fades fast.

    Many way to skin a cat and what matters is the final product no matter how you get there.
    Jim

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