Rupes’ expanded resin foam polishing pads are specially designed for the random orbital polishing system. They produce excellent results with substantial time saving and reduced compound consumption. BigFoot’s random orbital movement creates high mechanical stresses on the foam polishing pads, generating an increase in internal temperature. The innovative “open cell” structure of the BigFoot foam polishing pads prevents the build-up of heat generated during the polishing process. In addition, this particular structure guarantees maximum efficiency in the polishing process with minimum downward vertical pressure from the operator. The centre hole creates superior ventilation and heat dispersion through special channels in the backing pad. The innovative design of the truncated cone shape optimises the performance of the large diameter orbit, and at the same time protects against accidental contact between the backing pad and the work surface.
The large dimension of the cells dissipates any heat build-up, allowing the compounds to work at optimum levels. The oscillating movement of the BigFoot systems is a perfect partner for the porous structure. The abrasive compound is not retained inside the sponge but is continuously applied to the work surface, providing a constant layer of lubricated abrasive between the surface and the foam polishing pad. The use of Zephyr abrasive compound is recommended.
The oscillating movement of the BigFoot systems is a perfect partner for the porous structure. The abrasive compound is not retained inside the sponge but is continuously applied to the work surface, providing a constant layer of lubricated abrasive between the surface and the foam polishing pad.
Following are recommended compound/medium foam pad combinations:
- Quarz abrasive compound for optimum results on any type of surface.
- Zephyr abrasive compound to decrease correction time and still produce a good finish.
- Keramik abrasive compound for one-step applications.
This most versatile of BigFoot pads adapts to the type of compound used. Its fine cell structure has a medium/hard consistency. Produced from superior grade resins, the fine pad hightens the “gloss level” of the compounds while offering excellent speed of correction.
Following are recommended compound/fine foam pad combinations:
- Quarz abrasive compound for an excellent finish in one-step applications.
- Keramik abrasive compound for excellent results on different surfaces/this combination will easily remove light swirls and holograms.
- Diamond abrasive compound to obtain extremely high levels of gloss on hard surfaces.
Manufactured from a high-density resin that results in a particularly soft consistency with a very fine cell structure, this foam pad adapts itself beautifully to convex surfaces and irregular shapes typically found on sports cars and vintage vehicles. It’s unique soft density makes it ideal for attaining an ultragloss surface finish. The use of Diamond abrasive compound is recommended for a “show car” finish.
*Rupes 40mm BigFoot Polishing Pads are for use with the Rupes BigFoot Nano iBrid Polishing System.