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    Rupes Coarse Wool Pad - Kills Swirls Fast!

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    Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pads - Kills Swirls Fast

    So a few months back Rupes announced their new wool pads, the blue coarse wool pad and the yellow medium wool pad.

    On this post I would like to talk specifically about the new blue coarse wool pad. At first glance when you open the bag and you touch and feel the pad it resembles a microfiber pad, the coarse wool pads are short "haired" which is not like your traditional wool pad. I was never a fan of the traditional wool pads, probably because I could never finish it down well. I am however a fan of microfiber pads, Meguiar's and the Uro MF.

    I didn't expect much of the wool but figured I would give it a try, first with Rupes Zehpir Gloss Compound and Rupes Keramik Gloss Polish figuring Rupes would have done extensive testing with their own products ensuring best results. Using the Compound and Polish from Rupes you can get some unbelievable results! In some cases you can get down to a 80-85 percent finished! The only down side to the compounds and polishes from Rupes would be dust, that being said in extensive paint corrections we always dust and rinse off prior to the final step.

    Here are a few photos of a Porsche 911 GT2RS that we just prepped for paint protection film.

    Here are the defects on the hood, light scratches and scuffs, were easily taken care off with the Rupes LHR15 MKII on speed 3.5 - 4 with Rupes Keramik primed on the pad with a drop of Rupes Zehpir.

    Paint defects on the Porsche 911 GT2RS Hood


    Paint Defects on the Porsche 911 GT2RS


    Rupes LHR15 MKII and the Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pad


    Final shot after just the only using the Rupes Coarse Wool Pad and Zephir and Keramik


    A BMW X3 - that came for some restoration for its new owner

    Before


    After using only the Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pad


    We have found that we have been much more productive using the Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pad in our paint corrections offerings. We are seeing 20-30% savings in time. Results are quicker and cleaner, and our end results are just that much better. Nothing like getting these results like these in less time!
    We have found the Rupes Zephir and Keramik a great choice as well as Meg's M101 and M205! These seem to cake up less than some of the others we have tested.
    Whether you are a pro or diyer these Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pads will make your paint correction life much easier.

    What Rupes says:
    RUPES BigFoot Blue Coarse Wool Polishing Pads are the ideal choice when removing paint defects and refinishing a variety of finishes including factory-applied, refinish, hard, and soft paints. RUPES recommends using the RUPES BigFoot Blue Coarse Wool Polishing Pad

    Benefits of using the Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pads

    • faster cutting /better finishing
    • stays cooler longer
    • works on hard or soft paints
    • best results in speeds 3.5-4 on the Rupes Polishers - will save you time over other pads (foam / microfiber)
    • profits $$$



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    Haven't used theirs on my Mille but I'm a huge Purple and Blue wool fan from Lake Country. I usually use my Flex 3401 for heaving cutting. Paired with CarPro Clear Cut and 3 passes are all you need and combined they finish out nearly perfect. Just another 3 passes with a good polish and you're done.

    Like you, HUGE time saver and my go-to for heavy cutting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdqgp View Post
    Haven't used theirs on my Mille but I'm a huge Purple and Blue wool fan from Lake Country. I usually use my Flex 3401 for heaving cutting. Paired with CarPro Clear Cut and 3 passes are all you need and combined they finish out nearly perfect. Just another 3 passes with a good polish and you're done.

    Like you, HUGE time saver and my go-to for heavy cutting.
    What makes you use the purple vs blue?

    How do you define 3 passes? I see that referenced in different ways so curious how you define it in your work flow. If you look at this image - https://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/auto...ng-pattern.jpg do you consider this as one pass?
    Last edited by chip_; 10-30-2018 at 01:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip_ View Post
    What makes you use the purple vs blue?
    I use both. L.C's blue cuts a little better but it's splitting hairs. I just have some of both is all.

    How do you define 3 passes? I see that referenced in different ways so curious how you define it in your work flow. If you look at this image - https://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/auto...ng-pattern.jpg do you consider this as one pass?
    I agree that definitions vary. Your diagram shows what I would call 2 passes. One side to side and the second top to bottom. I would repeat another side to side and have full 3 passes over that section by my definition.
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