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View Poll Results: What is the "industry standard" color of foam finishing pads?

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  • Green

    1 0.68%
  • Tan

    19 12.93%
  • White

    6 4.08%
  • Blue

    3 2.04%
  • Black

    40 27.21%
  • Gray

    4 2.72%
  • Other Color

    2 1.36%
  • There is no "industry standard" color for foam finishing pads

    72 48.98%
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    Director of Global Training, Events & Consumer Relations Mike Pennington's Avatar
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    Re: POLL - "Standard" Color of Foam Finishing Pads

    There is no true "correct" answer.

    Perception is what we were interested in
    Mike Pennington
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    Re: POLL - "Standard" Color of Foam Finishing Pads

    I think yellow is the standard.
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    Re: POLL - "Standard" Color of Foam Finishing Pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Pennington View Post
    There is no true "correct" answer.

    Perception is what we were interested in
    In that case my perception is what I voted...that there is NO industry standard for coloring pads. In fact there's little industry standard for anything. Lake Country, Edge, Sonus, Flex, and Meguiar's all have different colors to denote different pad types. Sure some happen to overlap but this tends to cause more confusion than it settles.

    Sure would be nice though to have one industry-approved standard for coloring...

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    Re: POLL - "Standard" Color of Foam Finishing Pads

    Quote Originally Posted by sixty7mustang22 View Post
    I voted grey. I wish there was an industry standard. It would make it easier to explain to people.
    I agree with you there.As far as i know,there is no standard?

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    Re: POLL - "Standard" Color of Foam Finishing Pads

    Agreed!

    I WISH there were standard pad colors that crossed all manufacturers.

    E.G. When reaching for an orange pad or a black pad from different manufacturers I would like to know (without have to think or having to double check) that one is for polishing and one is for finishing. The orange pad from different folks may have special vendor specific characteristics but I would like to know orange is for polishing and black is for finishing etc. I vote for standard colors!

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    Re: POLL - "Standard" Color of Foam Finishing Pads

    It would be helpful if the industry decided on a uniform color or label but there are so many colors and some manufacturers have a real myriad of pad choices. A simple indicator on the edge of the pad would suffice to show the pad's purpose and aggressiveness. How about a designation like F1, F2, F3 - P1, P2, P3 - C1, C2, C3, etc., for Finishing Polishing and Cutting with a light medium and heavy pad in each line. A permanent marking or embossing on the edge of the pad would be useful for easy ID and to also see that pad is rotating when on a DA. I really don't care what color the foam is as long as I know its intended use. With Microfiber becoming my most used pads, I wish they came in a couple more grades and that they be clearly marked with such a label as well.

    Just thinking out loud here.

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    Re: POLL - "Standard" Color of Foam Finishing Pads

    My solution is easy. I use all Meguiar's pads.

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