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    Re: rupes 21 destroyed some good quality pads

    Work smaller areas and slower arm movement to let the polisher do the work. You are consistently lifting the handle end of the polisher forcing the front down into the paint. I know you think you are keeping it flat, we all do. Flat front to back and also side to side. X and Y axis.

    I have a buddy that helps me sometimes and its a struggle to get him to slow down his arms. He thinks he is adding to the polisher's movement. He never seems to work the polish evenly because of all the movement.

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    Re: rupes 21 destroyed some good quality pads

    From the VDO I am clearly see that you put a little too much pressure and the machine showing some stall as well. Adjust the pressure let it spin.
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    Re: rupes 21 destroyed some good quality pads

    The thing I noticed is that your working section is huge, 1/2 of the hood.

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd@RUPES View Post

    The combination of a lubricant that has lost efficiency and a slurry that has more solid content mean your results are going to suffer. You are also inducing more drag at the foam/paint interface which means the pad is flexing more and heating up. The longer you work it, the more the problems increase and internal temperature of the pad goes through the roof.
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    Re: rupes 21 destroyed some good quality pads

    How's it coming along after the above given advice?
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    Re: rupes 21 destroyed some good quality pads

    Quote Originally Posted by aderet View Post
    it can take around 5 minutes, i am trying to work the compound until it breaks down totally..
    that's way to long i think, i recently used some sonax perfect finish 4-6 that i got for free, that stuff supposedly breaks down from a medium compound to a ultrafine polish in 1 minute and ten seconds. they give you the buffing time right on the bottle. you're almost over it by 5 times

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    Re: rupes 21 destroyed some good quality pads

    Quote Originally Posted by DBAILEY View Post
    Work smaller areas and slower arm movement to let the polisher do the work. You are consistently lifting the handle end of the polisher forcing the front down into the paint. I know you think you are keeping it flat, we all do. Flat front to back and also side to side. X and Y axis.

    I have a buddy that helps me sometimes and its a struggle to get him to slow down his arms. He thinks he is adding to the polisher's movement. He never seems to work the polish evenly because of all the movement.
    to add to that I think its very important to put a couple white lines on the backing plate (assuming its black) so you can actually see when its spinning and when its stalling. You need to do this with the long throw machines

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    Re: rupes 21 destroyed some good quality pads

    i think the pads get weak if you dry them foam side up or they're not fully dry before you use them. the velcro part will come off sometimes

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    Re: rupes 21 destroyed some good quality pads

    This was a very good thread lots of good information
    Well done everyone

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    Re: rupes 21 destroyed some good quality pads

    Work on smaller sections with slight pressure.
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    Re: rupes 21 destroyed some good quality pads

    Try Some Optimum Waffle Pads . You dont need alot of pressure, they are also flow air a lot better keeping the product,pad, and surface cooler.
    Your friendly Optimum expert !!!!!!

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