5.5" Red Finishing Low Pro Foam Grip Pad™

521LTP

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The most robust foam pads ever created! 

Buff & Shine Low-Pro Large Throw Foam Pads will forever change your expectations for how long a foam pad should last. Constructed out of state-of-the-art foam formulations (Buff & Shine's specialty), Buff & shine Low-Pro Large Throw Foam Pads were designed to withstand the massive orbit of large-throw polishers. If you're sick and tired of going through a set of pads after each detail, Buff & Shine Low-Pro Large Throw Foam Pads will save you time and money.

Buff & Shine, an innovator in the car care foam technology industry, pulled out all the stops when developing their new line of Low-Pro Foam Pads. It's apparent right away that Buff & Shine spent a great amount of time meticulously testing and redesigning each foam pad until it was absolutely perfect. These lightweight, robust foam pads utilize a new foam formulation that promises to outlast and outperform conventional foam pads on a large-throw random orbital polisher.

Benefits of Buff & Shine Low-Pro Large Throw Foam Pads:

  • Made in USA
  • New foam formulation prevents pad collapsing
  • Custom foam grades for quick defect removal
  • High heat resistant rubber interface
  • Engineered for perfect balance

Buff & shine Low-Pro Large Throw Foam Pads have an engineered rubber interface which is flame, fuel and oil resistant. This unique interface is what enables Buff & shine Low-Pro Large Throw Foam Pads to withstand the immense amount of heat created by large throw polishers. The interface also provides constant pressure to the surface being polished for consistent results.

Buff & shine Low-Pro Large Throw Foam Pads are available in the following configurations for all your buffing and polishing applications.

 

Green Extreme Cutting

The GREEN foam pad is constructed of a very coarse, dense sharp foam that is able to level severe defects on hard paint systems. Heavy swirl marks, scratches, type 3water spots and other paint imperfections will be effortlessly removed with this pad. Always follow this pad with a less aggressive pad/polish combination to maximize gloss and surface smoothness.

Orange Medium Cut/Polishing

The ORANGE foam pad is constructed out of a dense, sharp foam that is able to level moderate to heavy defects on hard paint systems. Swirls, light scratches, type 2 water spots and other paint imperfections will easily be removed with this pad. This pad is aggressive enough for most applications on factory clear coat systems. Always follow this pad with a less aggressive pad/polish combination to maximize gloss and surface smoothness.

Maroon Polishing

The MAROON foam pad is almost as dense as the orange foam pad, but it's constructed out of a less aggressive foam that is perfect for refining a soft paint system to an extremely high gloss. The Maroon foam pad removes light swirl marks, holograms, clay-induced marring, and other light paint imperfections. This pad finishes exceptionally well considering the mechanical polishing ability that it provides.

Red Finishing

The RED foam pad is the softest foam pad in the Low-Pro system. It is designed for applying ultra-fine polishes, glazes, waxes and synthetic sealants. The Red foam pad will finish flawlessly on any paint system, creating an exceptionally glossy finish worthy of a show car.

 

  • Foam Dia: 5.5"
  • Loop Dia: 5"
  • Pad Thickness: .875"
  • Application: Finishing




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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