#ReflectionArtist Pad Line

The NEW Reflection Artist Pad Kit


If you are not already familiar, the Reflection Artist Pad Line by Buff and Shine Manufacturing is a select combination of some the most innovative pads available in the industry today. This unique pad combination was created from a select few pads from our current URO pad line, as well as some specially designed NEW pads created to complete this ALL-IN-ONE pad system! Buff and Shine Mfg. developed a way to make it even easier to become a Reflection Artistby creating a cool and easy-to-use kit containing all the pads you need!
Each kit will contain one each of your choice of either 5” or 6” (loop) sizes of all 5 pads from the Reflection ArtistPad Line. 

  • NEW Grey Uro-Wool Blend pad
  • Uro-Fiber microfiber pad
  • Uro-Tec maroon foam pad
  • NEW Uro-Tec dark blue foam pad
  • Uro-Tec yellow foam pad

COMPLETE 6" BUFFING KIT
Part# QP-6RA contains 1 each of 6KWB, 692MFP-BK, 672BN, 656BN, 634BN

COMPLETE 5" BUFFING KIT
Part# QP-5RA contains 1 each of 5KWB, 592MFP-BK, 572BN, 556BN, 534BN

NOT familiar with what a Reflection Artist is?  If so, let’s begin with the Merriam-Webster definition of both words:

Re-flec-tion (noun)
·         The production of an image by or as if by a mirror.
·         An image given back by a reflecting surface.
Art-ist (noun)
·         A person skilled at a particular task or occupation.
 
Reflection Artist (noun) a person skilled at the particular task of producing a mirror-like, reflective image on painted surfaces.  
This term began with discussions between longtime Buff and Shine Sales Manager and “Pad Guru” Julio Mondragon and Buff and Shine’s Lead Global Consultant Justin Labato, who officially brought to life the term Reflection Artist on July 18th, 2016.  These two words quickly snow-balled into not just a cool buzz word, but the beginning of an actual brand culture.  Justin’s idea was to utilize a select few pads that were in the existing URO Pad Lineup, as well as the development of some new and innovative pads to create – The Reflection Artist Pad Line.  This new and innovatively developed pad combination can be simply defined as an ALL-IN-ONE pad system that can accommodate all machines, all buffing systems as well as all skillsets……from Novice to Professional. 
So what are the advantages of this new ALL-IN-ONE pad line?
  • Will work with all DA and RA tools available in the market today – Gear driven, free-spinning, short throw and long throw machines from any manufacturer. So no need to purchase new machines to get amazing finishes!
  • Will also work with all the numerous paint systems currently available in the industry. So no need to change your favorite compound/polish combinations.
  • This pad line also caters to all skill set levels…. from novice to professional. A daily professional to a weekend warrior can utilize this pad system to achieve mirror-like paint surfaces every time!
NEW Grey Uro-Wool Blend pad
Buff and Shine Manufacturing is excited to introduce our second wool member to the “Uro Wool” pad line.  The Uro-Wool Blended pad is a step below our 100% white wool pad in aggressiveness and enhanced with a proprietary wool blend.  This pad is specifically designed to cut but leave a better finish than our white Uro-Wool.       
The Uro-Wool Blended pad uses a blend of processed wool that is “knitted” onto the pad, not twisted.  The biggest advantage of knitted wool is the minimal amount of lint floating around the shop!  The face of the knitted wool pad is soft to the touch but slightly denser because of the proprietary blend.  The blend consists of a process different than our white Uro-Wool pad keeping the fibers fused together which helps keep product more on the face of the pad.  Product will still be absorbed but at a different rate than the white Uro-Wool being a more versatile wool pad.
You will also notice that the Uro-Wool pad has virtually no interface between the wool fiber pad face and the hook-and-loop backing material.  This allows the power of the polisher and the movement of the technician to transfer more directly and actively to the paint surface, resulting in faster polishing and correction cycles.
Uro-Wool can be used with all polishing machines—simple rotary, dual-action, random-orbit, long-throw, high-action, gear-driven.  The pads are available in 6”, 5”, and 3” widths.
To clean Uro-Wool pads, use compressed air or an appropriate pad brush.  You can also use a mechanical pad washer or wash them by hand.
Item# Description Country of Origin
6KWB 6.125” x ¾” thick Grey Uro-Wool blend pad USA
5KWB 5.125” x ¾” thick Grey Uro-Wool blend pad USA
3KWB 3.125” x ½” thick Grey Uro-Wool blend pad USA
 
Uro-Fiber micro fiber pad

If you like the overall performance and versatility of Buff and Shine’s Uro-Fiber pads (with the “black and white” fibers), but you felt like you needed just a bit more fine-finishing capability, then you will appreciate Uro-Fiber Finisher Pads.  Buff and Shine listened to the feedback from end-users of Uro-Fiber pads and engineered a new microfiber pad with a standard pile height and shorter profile that provides great finishing results, especially on softer paints. 
It is still possible to cut and finish with the Uro-Fiber Finisher pads, but most technicians will prefer to have the one-two punch we like to call “The Uro-Fiber Twins”.  Start with the versatility of the Uro-Fiber pads for cutting and polishing, then bring the paint to an amazing finish with the Uro-Fiber Finisher.
One of Buff and Shine Manufacturing’s most successful pad launch was by far our Uro-Fiber pads (with the “black and white” fibers).  Customer feedback  stated that  just a bit more fine-finishing capability may be needed on certain paints, so we developed the Uro-Fiber Finisher Pads.  Buff and Shine listened to the feedback from end-users of Uro-Fiber pads and engineered a new microfiber pad with a standard pile height and shorter profile that provides great finishing results, especially on softer paints. It is still possible to cut and finish with the Uro-Fiber Finisher pads, but most technicians will prefer to have the one-two punch we like to call “The Uro-Fiber Twins”.  Start with the versatility of the Uro-Fiber pads for cutting and polishing, then bring the paint to an amazing finish with the Uro-Fiber Finisher.
If you like the overall performance and versatility of Buff and Shine’s Uro-Fiber pads (with the “black and white” fibers), but you felt like you needed just a bit more fine-finishing capability, then you will appreciate Uro-Fiber Finisher Pads.  Buff and Shine listened to the feedback from end-users of Uro-Fiber pads and engineered a new microfiber pad with a standard pile height and shorter profile that provides great finishing results, especially on softer paints. It is still possible to cut and finish with the Uro-Fiber Finisher pads, but most technicians will prefer to have the one-two punch we like to call “The Uro-Fiber Twins”.  Start with the versatility of the Uro-Fiber pads for cutting and polishing, then bring the paint to an amazing finish with the Uro-Fiber Finisher.
Item# Description Country of Origin
692MFP-BK 6” x 3/8” thick Uro-Fiber Finisher micro fiber pad USA
592MFP-BK 5” x 3/8” thick Uro-Fiber Finisher micro fiber pad USA
392MFP-BK 3” x 3/8” thick Uro-Fiber Finisher micro fiber pad USA
 
The foam pads chosen for the Reflection Artist Lineup were selected from our URO Tec category of pads.  Uro-Tec pads are made with high-quality reticulated (open cell) euro foam with a higher density that will reduce pad softening that some technicians experience during heavy use with their machines.  This is because the open cell construction helps to disperse heat during use.  The perfect balance of these pads reduces vibration and pad "hopping", which leads to superior contact with the polishing surface, which increases polishing efficiency.
Although all Buff and Shine's Uro-Tec pads will work great with virtually any polisher, the 3 pads selected for the Reflection Artist Line are especially favored to be used with any DA polishers and used with any paint systems chosen.  These Uro-Tec pads are perfectly balanced for any types of polishers or polishing systems, hence a perfect addition of foam pads to be added.  These pads are - URO Tec maroon – medium cut, NEWLY DESIGNED dark blue heavy polish and yellow polish/finish.

Uro-Tec maroon medium cut pad
Item# Description Country of Origin
672BN 6” x 1.125” Maroon Uro-Tec foam pad USA
572BN 5” x 1” Maroon Uro-Tec foam pad USA
372BN 3” x ¾” Maroon Uro-Tec foam pad USA
272BN 2.25” x ¾” Maroon Uro-Tec foam pad USA
172BN 1.5” x ¾” Maroon Uro-Tec foam pad USA
 
NEW Uro-Tec™ - dark blue AIO/heavy polish pad
Item# Description Country of Origin
656BN 6” x 1.125” Dark Blue Uro-Tec foam pad USA
556BN 5” x 1” Dark Blue Uro-Tec foam pad USA
356BN 3” x ¾” Dark Blue Uro-Tec foam pad USA
256BN 2.25” x ¾” Dark Blue Uro-Tec foam pad USA
156BN 1.5” x ¾” Dark Blue Uro-Tec foam pad USA
 
Uro-Tec yellow polishing/finishing foam pad
Item# Description Country of Origin
634BN 6” x 1.125” Yellow Uro-Tec foam pad USA
534BN 5” x 1” Yellow Uro-Tec foam pad USA
334BN 3” x ¾” Yellow Uro-Tec foam pad USA
234BN 2.25” x ¾” Yellow Uro-Tec foam pad USA
134BN 1.5” x ¾” Yellow Uro-Tec foam pad USA

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Application Charts

BUFFING FOAMS

Buffing and polishing your car with foam pads has been around for many years.  Foam pads work allot differently than wool pads as far as cut, feel and performance.  There are many new technological advances in the foam pad industry and I am writing this to help give you more information so you are able to choose the correct foam for your next job.

There are many ways to identify foam pads in the industry.  PPI is a generic way of distinguishing foam, but not the 100% correct way.  Since there are so many ways to measure foam, we are going to start here with the basic.

OPEN CELL and CLOSED CELL

The first and basic thing to understand about foam is whether it is open or closed cell.  Many open cell foams start out as closed cell and are “reticulated” to produce open cell.  “Reticulation” is a process used in processing foam where they take the bun of foam, put in in a concrete and controlled room, fill the room with hydrogen so the foam can absorb it, and then they ignite the foam.  This process causes the membrane or window of the foam to wrap around the branches.  The window/membrane on foam is the transparent thin layer in between the branches.  The branch is what you feel by hand in the foam when you touch it.  If you look at foam under a microscope, you will see the branches and windows.  Foam that has been reticulated is open cell and foam no reticulated is closed cell.

Once you reticulate a foam it may become stronger in its tearing characteristics.  Reticulated or “open cell” foam run much cooler on the surface as compared to closed cell foams.  The reason for this is that with the cells being open, they are allowed to let air pass thru them to dissipate heat.  With this happening, there may be a chance the chemical you are working with may dry faster and possibly dust since the lubricant in it is getting dried with the air passing thru the foam.

 There are Pros and Cons to each of the foams, and each type works differently with all chemicals:

Keep in mind that not all foams work the same way with all chemicals.  In many instances, it can be trial and error.

There are many other ways foams are measured, this is just a starting point so you are able to pick the best foam for your project.

 

APPLICATION CHARTS ARE COARSES TO FINE

US FOAMS
WHITE 45 PPI HEAVY CUT
YELLOW 50 PPI MEDIUM CUT
GREEN 60 PPI POLISHING
BLUE 70 PPI  SOFT POLISHING
BLACK 80 PPI FINISHING
SOFT WHITE 90 PPI ULTRA FINISHING
BABY BLUE 100 PPI  FINAL FINISHING

EURO FOAMS
YELLOW HEAVY CUT
ORANGE MEDIUM CUT
WHITE POLISHING
BABY BLUE SOFT POLISHING
RED ULTIMATE FINISHING

EXTREME RETICULATED FOAMS
COARSE GREEN EXTREME CUT
COARSE ORANGE MEDIUM CUT
MAROON POLISHING
RED FINISHING

URO-TEC “OPEN CELL”
COARSE BLUE HEAVY CUT
MAROON MEDIUM CUT
YELLOW POLISHING
WHITE FINISHING

URO-CELL “CLOSED CELL”
LIGHT BLUE CUTTING
ORANGE POLISHING
RED FINISHING

STANDARD WOOL PADS
100% WOOL 4 PLY NATURAL CUTTING
WOOL BLEND SINGLE PLY NATURAL MEDIUM CUT
WOOL BLEND 4 PLY TWIST YELLOW MEDIUM CUT/POLISHING
WOOL BLEND SINGE PLY WHITE POLISHING
WOOL BLEND SINGLE PLY YELLOW POLISHING/FINISHING
KNITTED WOOL BLEND  LIGTH POLISH/FINISHING
KNITTED 100% WOOL NATURAL FINAL FINISHING

INDUSTRIAL WOOL PADS
ALTERNATE STITCH DUAL STRAND WOOL BLEND AGGRESSIVE CUTTING & LONG LASTING