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Rupes Green Medium Foam Pad Product Reviews

75% of customers said that they would buy this item again
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Would they buy this item again? Yes
I'm continually impressed by the cut/finish ratio of all the Rupes foam pads.

I have a fondness of the medium cutting pads. They have a lot of weight to carry. They have to be aggressive enough to do correction works, and simultaneously do leave a glossy finish. The green Rupes pad is definitely a winner in that catagory.

While the pad is capable of leveling defects, and leaving a glossy mar and haze free finish, there are some characteristics that might be challenging for some users.

1. The more rigid the foam, the more it is likely to wear faster than traditional pads. It usually doesn't take too long to see the foam start to wear a bit depending on how aggressive you use it.

2. The more eigid, porous, and open nature of the green, blue, and grey Rupes pads can present a challenge to users who have disengaged the Anti-Spin feature of the tool. This changes the behavior of the backing plate, and can make a bit of a mess with compound sling. When used as intended, splatter is minimal. I will definitely be purchasing more of these right here at Detailed Image.
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Would they buy this item again? No
Wow, this thing fell apart after 3 uses. We never even made it around 3 full cars (all Porsche 911's, so not a ton of surface area) before they basically fell apart, threw a ton of green bits of foam everywhere and almost separated in two. Everyone has always said the Lake Country pads are low end pads, but they have never done this to me. I wanted these because of the 7", but even that was an issue, once you were up at speed the pad would take on a concave shape so only maybe 80-90% of the pad was touching, and the edges were floating above the surface. Rupes polisher = awesome, Rupes foam pads = not even remotely awesome. I'm going to try Meguiar's foam pads or stick with the old standard Lake's.
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Would they buy this item again? Yes
This is my go to pad, make sure when using this pad to allow the pad to do the work. If you apply too much pressure the pad begins to fall apart inside and out. Works great with any low grit and high longevity polish/compound. Will be buying more of these, if anything all kinds and colors Rupes offers. Dont second guess Rupes bite the bullet and pay the extra money the pads and paint your correcting are worth it!
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Would they buy this item again? Yes
The pad produced especially nice results. I used it with Optimum Hyper Polish. The only drawback, the pad was rather short-lived, (beginning to come apart after polishing 3 cars).

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