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Micro-Mesh® TufBuf Polishing Pads

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Description:

A natural lambskin product, dyed black in color with wool length in 3/4" and 1" knaps.

Sizes Available:

  • 3" x 3/4"
  • 4" x 3/4"
  • 5" x 3/4"
  • 6" x 3/4"
  • 3" x 1"
  • 4" x 1"
  • 5" x 1"
  • 6" x 1"

Equipment Recommended:

  • Air or electric polisher - suggested RPM 2000-3000
  • Hook faced back-up pad

Procedures:

Apply a small amount of polishing compound to area to be buffed. Before starting polisher, softly work the pad into the polish. Keep the pad flat and directly over the area being polished and allow the weight of the tool to do the work. Panel edges and sharp contours must be buffed lightly to avoid "cut through". Use a slightly circular motion with the tool while working. Inspect the area being polished often to check results.

Loading occurs when the pad becomes matted or there is excessive throw off. When this happens the pad must be cleaned per directions below.

Problems can occur when: (any combination of the below)

A. Excessive polish is used (more than what is recommended)

B. Excessive force is applied to the surface (leaning into the work)

C. Only using the edge of the pad (will greatly decrease the pad life and may cause damage or cut-through to the base coat)

Pad Cleaning:

All TufBuf black wool pads can be cleaned

Run the pad against the edge of a steel bench or a similar edge. A pad comb can be made for this purpose. It should be firmly attached to a bench.

A pad is considered worn out when wool is less than .375 inch and/or loading cannot be effectively removed.

Storage and Handling:

Storage life is nearly unlimited when temperature is 0-120° Fahrenheit and environment is clean and dry. No special handling is required

 

 

 

06/01/02 - TufBuf Tech Bulletin