3" Buffing Starter Kit (7 piece)

TP-4

Size Guide

TRI PACK BUFF KIT No. TP-4 includes four pads a backing plate and two adapters. The four pads are #301G for heavy compounding, #301GY for medium compounding, #330G for polishing and #320G for finishing along with our grip backing plate #358. The two adapters are #DA5816 and #SP5814. The #DA5816 mounts in the grip backing plate #358 making a grip backing plate for a pneumatic polisher. The #SP5814 also mounts in the grip backing plate #358 making a grip backing plate for drill mount. The MINI TRI PAC BUFF KIT was designed for small buffing areas.

 

301G

  • Diameter: 3"
  • Pile Height: 1/2"
  • Material Type: 100% 4Ply Twisted Wool
  • Mounting Type: Grip Pad
  • Application: Compounding
  • Suggested RPM: 1750 - 2200

301GY

  • Diameter: 3"
  • Pile Height: 1/2"
  • Material Type: Wool Blend 4Ply Twist
  • Mounting Type: Grip Pad
  • Application: Lt. Cut/Polishing
  • Suggested RPM: 1400 - 1600

    330G

    • Diameter: 3"
    • Material Type: Reticulated Polyester Foam
    • Mounting Type: Grip Pad
    • Application: Polishing
    • Suggested RPM: 1120 - 1750
    • Thickness: 1"

    320G

    • Diameter: 3"
    • Material Type: Reticulated Polyester Foam
    • Mounting Type: Grip Pad
    • Application: Finishing
    • Suggested RPM: 1200 - 1500
    • Thickness: 1"

    358

    • Diameter: 3"
    • Mounting Type: Grip Pad
    • Thickness: 1/4"
    • Thread: 5/8 x 11"
    • Max RPM: 3000

    DA5816

    • Thread of Side 1: 5/16" x 24"
    • Thread of Side 2: 5/8" x 11"

    SP5814

    • Thread of Side 1: Drill Chuck
    • Thread of Side 2: 5/8" x 11"




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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