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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops:560482
    Nice review, Michael, thanks for taking the time to put it together.

    The new DFC5 burgundy foam cutting disc is fast becoming the go to for a lot of people due to it's great cutting ability and fantastic finishing. We were using it at SEMA to pull 3000 grit sanding marks out of Mercedes Ceramiclear paint with just D300!
    That's awesome news, Mr. Stoops!

    I certainly plan on ordering some in the near future.

    Specifically on the burgundy pad - I'm curious as to the foam composition. Is it an open cell design? How firm is it in relation to the yellow?

    I used to use the burgundy pad on a rotary back in the 90's. It will be interesting to see how these compare.

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    @Vietnik. I experienced the same thing this past weekend when I used a brand new polishing disc to apply D151. Rinsing the pad in the sink didn't quite clean it all off.. But then I decided to take it outside and use the spray nozzle on jet setting.

    It cleaned up with that stonger jet of water.

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    Re: New DA Thin Foam Discs Review

    Quote Originally Posted by drumdan View Post
    Just curious how d302 performs compared to 205 and Ultimate polish all things being equal.

    I get a suprising amount of swirl removal with Ultimate Polish on a foam polishing pad, and even more with a microfiber pad. I'm guessing d302 doesn't have the potency of UP. This allows the possibility of an even finer grade polish, should the situation warrant it.
    You could use it with a finishing pad as final polish say after M205 or UP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    Nice review, Michael, thanks for taking the time to put it together.

    The new DFC5 burgundy foam cutting disc is fast becoming the go to for a lot of people due to it's great cutting ability and fantastic finishing. We were using it at SEMA to pull 3000 grit sanding marks out of Mercedes Ceramiclear paint with just D300!
    No problem. These discs are great. I heard all the podcast interviews with you, Jason Rose, Kevin Brown and Mike Pennington stating how durable the pads are and how great they correct and finish. Also how easy they clean up. I'm a believer.

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    I got a sample of this in an order a while back. It is pretty awesome.
    Yeah I agree. This was the first time I used it. Very impressed with it. Glad I picked it up during a sale.

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    Re: New DA Thin Foam Discs Review

    Quote Originally Posted by drumdan View Post
    That's awesome news, Mr. Stoops!

    I certainly plan on ordering some in the near future.

    Specifically on the burgundy pad - I'm curious as to the foam composition. Is it an open cell design? How firm is it in relation to the yellow?

    I used to use the burgundy pad on a rotary back in the 90's. It will be interesting to see how these compare.
    It is much firmer than the yellow pad and it feels quite a bit more coarse to the touch as well. But don't let that scare you off - it's a total rethink of any of our previous burgundy foam pads, which have gone through a few iterations since the 90's. This particular foam is designed to run cooler, cut faster, and finish nicer than ever before. Harder paints love it and with something like M100 used to remove even heavy swirls, you can often go straight to wax. Personally, I've used this new cutting disc with White Wax as a one step on some softer paints that hazed badly with microfiber discs, but this combo was just incredible in those situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops:560549
    Quote Originally Posted by drumdan View Post
    That's awesome news, Mr. Stoops!

    I certainly plan on ordering some in the near future.

    Specifically on the burgundy pad - I'm curious as to the foam composition. Is it an open cell design? How firm is it in relation to the yellow?

    I used to use the burgundy pad on a rotary back in the 90's. It will be interesting to see how these compare.
    It is much firmer than the yellow pad and it feels quite a bit more coarse to the touch as well. But don't let that scare you off - it's a total rethink of any of our previous burgundy foam pads, which have gone through a few iterations since the 90's. This particular foam is designed to run cooler, cut faster, and finish nicer than ever before. Harder paints love it and with something like M100 used to remove even heavy swirls, you can often go straight to wax. Personally, I've used this new cutting disc with White Wax as a one step on some softer paints that hazed badly with microfiber discs, but this combo was just incredible in those situations.
    Thank you for the info, Michael!

    Sounds like a real gem of a pad. I'm looking forward to putting the entire line into use.

    This burgundy pad is the core of my interest though.

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    Re: New DA Thin Foam Discs Review

    Thanks for the review and other related posts Guz, as you know, I just picked up a 6-pack or them and I'm dying to try them.
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    Re: New DA Thin Foam Discs Review

    Just another follow up. Was doing a little experimentation today on the rear spoiler of my dad's 02 Camaro testing out a couple other polishes. Trying to figure out what polish works best. I ended up going back to good old M205. It's truly hard to beat.

    I originally tried M205 on a new polishing foam disc after doing my initial testing with the other polishes. It did a decent job getting the paint looking better. I still saw some deeper defects. Instead of reaching for some compound I figured why not test out M205 on a burgundy cutting foam disc. I heard some things after listening to a recent podcast on hard vs clear paint and seeing what Kevin Brown has done with the new burgundy cutting disc. So I went ahead and did that. The car has hard paint.

    In the end I followed up with D302 on a Lake Country foam finishing pad to hide any remaining RIDS and then sealed the area.

    50/50 with just M205 on a burgundy foam cutting disc and IPA wipe to remove any polishing oils to see how well this combo performed. I will be going this route for a majority of the car.


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