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    Meguiar's Soft Buff DA Foam Discs & Backing Plates

    We are very pleased to announce an entirely new lineup of foam discs specifically for DA use. You read that right, "foam discs" rather than pads. These are very low profile (17.5mm or about 11/16") discs allow for better power transfer from the tool to the paint. What does that mean for you, the end user? More cut and a smoother feel through the tool!


    For the first time ever, we now offer a foam cutting disc for DA use. We used to caution against use of our previous foam cutting pads for DA use due to potential heat issues at the interface, as well as a high probability of hazing the paint. Well, with this new foam that's all ancient history. The color may be the same, but everything else about this foam is different, and it's fantastic on a DA buffer.


    This is the exact same yellow foam used in our Soft Buff 2.0 pads, but in this thin disc configuration you can expect an increase in cutting ability with your favorite compound or cleaner.


    A dramatic change in foam formulation means this new finishing disc will give you an even smoother feel while buffing, and deliver a better finish overall with your favorite finishing polish.


    Our 3" DA backing plate is now fitted with a permanent mount instead of the various options. We've even got built in markings to aid in visualizing pad rotation, so no more marking up the back of your backing plate so you can see if the pad is actually spinning! Three sizes for all traditional style DA buffers.


    This handy chart guides you through pad and backing plate selection for DA use.


    Here's a little demonstration of the power of the new DFC5 foam cutting pad used with the new MT300 DA tool and Ultimate Compound. The tool was set to 4800 OPM and only moderate pressure was applied. Just one section pass was performed (up & down, side to side, repeat). The panel was then wiped x3 with a 20% IPA solution. The car had heavy swirls as well as holograms inflicted by a "professional" detailer.
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    Michael Stoops
    Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

    Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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    Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

    These pads are great with their low profile and HIGHLY durable foam which WILL NOT fail under super heavy loads..... a great addition to the DAMF system
    Christopher Brown | OCDCarCare Los Angeles - Auto Detailing Services & Training Courses
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    2013 Meguiar's/Ford SEMA Team, 2015 SEMA Car Crazy Corral

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    • #3
      Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

      All I can say is WOW! Meguiar's look to have raised the bar again!

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      • #4
        Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

        I'm loving these new pads! My time with them has been pretty limited so far, but I'm definitely liking them! Well done Meguiar's!!!
        Rasky's Auto Detailing

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        • #5
          Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

          Finally the low-profile, 5" foam pads many of us have been waiting to see from Meguiar's for years! THANK YOU!!
          Charlie
          Automotive Appearance Specialist - Serving Greater Lansing, Michigan

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          • #6
            Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

            SOOOO happy that I didn't buy any new pads as I was hoping something like these came out this year. So excited to get my hands on them and great to already hear a few of you that have had the chance to use them and given great reviews on them. Will definitely be purchasing some as soon as they are available.
            Dynamic Detailing
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            • #7
              Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

              This is great just in time too my pads are starting to look a little run down.
              2008 Mazda CX-9 (WIFE'S)
              1995 Ford F150 XLT (MINE)
              1995 Honda Accord LX (TOTALED)
              1962 Lincoln Continental (SOLD)
              1965 Ford Mustang (NEW PROJECT)

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              • #8
                Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

                We're pretty confident that you guys will love these new pads, and the cutting pad especially is a bit of a rock star! It's a whole new foam compared to our previous W7xxx series of burgundy foam. On the DA it is flat out amazing! Personally, I've used it on really hard paint and pretty soft paint as well, and in all cases it cut like a demon and left a great finish. Whether I was using M100, Ultimate Compound, White Wax or D300 the results were universally fantastic. We almost hate to say this, but if you've ever struggled with heavy haze on very soft paint when using microfiber pads, this new cutting pad is just an incredible alternative. The finishing disc also uses totally new foam for even better finishing and smoother operation/feel. If you're currently using a G110v2 DA buffer, you'll notice the weight of these pads and their thin construction will pretty much transform that tool - it becomes much smoother in operation with these pads versus larger pads, whether our outgoing Soft Buff 2.0 pads or even other 6" pads.
                Michael Stoops
                Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

                Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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                • #9
                  Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

                  Can these new pads be used with the more powerful DAs like a flex 3401 or a Rupes 21?
                  Dynamic Detailing
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                  • #10
                    Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

                    The new backing plates are optional for the new pads? No Velcro issues like when the MF pads came out and it was recommended that you only use the new/current backing plate?

                    And no foam pads for the 3" backing plate? (hint hint)

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                    • #11
                      Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

                      Originally posted by Michael Stoops View Post
                      We're pretty confident that you guys will love these new pads, and the cutting pad especially is a bit of a rock star! It's a whole new foam compared to our previous W7xxx series of burgundy foam. On the DA it is flat out amazing! Personally, I've used it on really hard paint and pretty soft paint as well, and in all cases it cut like a demon and left a great finish. Whether I was using M100, Ultimate Compound, White Wax or D300 the results were universally fantastic. We almost hate to say this, but if you've ever struggled with heavy haze on very soft paint when using microfiber pads, this new cutting pad is just an incredible alternative. The finishing disc also uses totally new foam for even better finishing and smoother operation/feel. If you're currently using a G110v2 DA buffer, you'll notice the weight of these pads and their thin construction will pretty much transform that tool - it becomes much smoother in operation with these pads versus larger pads, whether our outgoing Soft Buff 2.0 pads or even other 6" pads.
                      So, that begs a question: given the 7" Soft Buff 2.0 have been replaced with revised offerings, are the original SoftBuff 6.5" pads also being discontinued in favor of the 6" variant of these new pads?
                      Charlie
                      Automotive Appearance Specialist - Serving Greater Lansing, Michigan

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                      • #12
                        Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

                        Originally posted by jarred767 View Post
                        Can these new pads be used with the more powerful DAs like a flex 3401 or a Rupes 21?
                        Yes, and that's we offer them in 6" size which is the perfect fit for those tools. And they are awesome on those tools, too! You may be aware of some thicker pads that have a very hard time holding up to the violent nature of the Rupes 21, but these pads don't suffer that. A large part of that is due to the thinner nature of these pads, which makes for less horizontal damping than you get from a thicker pad - especially with softer or less dense foam. We generally think about the cushioning effect of a pad in the vertical plane, but horizontally there can be a stretching of the foam as the tool forces it to change direction. The part of the pad closest to the backing plate will move with the tool while the foam in contact with the paint lags behind as the foam is stretched. We've read many, many accounts of a certain competitor's microfiber pads, that utilize fairly thick and quite soft foam, being destroyed by the Rupes 21 in less than 1/2 a car worth of work. That's not to say anything negative against the Rupes 21 - it's a great tool, for sure - but that very tall stroke can wreak havoc on lesser pads. These new foam discs play extremely well with that tool.
                        Michael Stoops
                        Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

                        Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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                        • #13
                          Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

                          Originally posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
                          The new backing plates are optional for the new pads? No Velcro issues like when the MF pads came out and it was recommended that you only use the new/current backing plate?

                          And no foam pads for the 3" backing plate? (hint hint)
                          You shouldn't have any issues using these new pads with our previous W67DA backing plate (the one we have always recommended with our DAMF System) or with other similar backing plates. These backing plates are an update on the W67DA as they are more durable with their fiberglass core and additional rivets on the stud plate. These are also suitable for use with our DAMF System. And, no, no 3" versions of these foam pads.

                          Originally posted by C. Charles Hahn View Post
                          So, that begs a question: given the 7" Soft Buff 2.0 have been replaced with revised offerings, are the original SoftBuff 6.5" pads also being discontinued in favor of the 6" variant of these new pads?
                          Our entire foam pad lineup has been totally and completely revamped. Gone are all versions of the older pads, with these new DA Foam Discs being our offering for DA polisher use, and the new rotary pads being the only offering for rotary tools.

                          As mentioned in the product descriptions, the burgundy foam here and on the rotary pads is brand new and quite different from our outgoing burgundy foam pads, regardless of generation. The cutting pads generate less heat than the outgoing pads, and on a DA the old hazing issues are gone and, in fact, the cutting disc on a DA tends to leave a fantastic finish, even on softer paints. The yellow foam construction carries over from the outgoing pads. The black foam finishing, again both here and the rotary pads, is all new and a big step up in finishing ability. Very smooth feel and great for finish polishing on finicky paints.
                          Michael Stoops
                          Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

                          Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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                          • #14
                            Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

                            These new pads and backing plates are nice. Nice to see the 3" backing plate get revamped.
                            99 Grand Prix
                            02 Camaro SS

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                            • #15
                              Re: NEW! DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

                              Originally posted by Michael Stoops View Post
                              You shouldn't have any issues using these new pads with our previous W67DA backing plate (the one we have always recommended with our DAMF System) or with other similar backing plates. These backing plates are an update on the W67DA as they are more durable with their fiberglass core and additional rivets on the stud plate. These are also suitable for use with our DAMF System. And, no, no 3" versions of these foam pads.
                              So the W67DA is being replaced by the new 5" plate? So no 3" pads...4" to go with the 3" backing plate?

                              BTW fantastic idea putting the rotation line on, and the additional rivets/core make these the plates to beat.

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