Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pads - Kills Paint Defects Fast!

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  1. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pads - Kills Swirls Fast

    So a few months back Rupes announced their new wool pads, the blue coarse wool pad and the yellow medium wool pad.

    On this post I would like to talk specifically about the new blue coarse wool pad. At first glance when you open the bag and you touch and feel the pad it resembles a microfiber pad, the coarse wool pads are short "haired" which is not like your traditional wool pad. I was never a fan of the traditional wool pads, probably because I could never finish it down well. I am however a fan of microfiber pads, Meguiar's and the Uro MF.

    I didn't expect much of the wool pads but figured I would give it a try, using them first with Rupes Zehpir Gloss Compound and Rupes Keramik Gloss Polish (figuring Rupes would have done extensive testing with their own products ensuring best results.) Using the Compound and Polish from Rupes we got some incredible results! In some cases we could get down to an 80-85 percent finish with the wool pad! The only down side to the compounds and polishes from Rupes would be dust, that being said in extensive paint corrections we always dust and rinse off prior to the final step.

    Here are a few photos of a Porsche 911 GT2RS that we just prepped for paint protection film.

    Here are the defects on the hood, light scratches and scuffs, were easily taken care of with the Rupes LHR15 MKII on speed 3.5 - 4 with Rupes Keramik primed on the pad with a drop of Rupes Zehpir.

    Paint defects on the Porsche 911 GT2RS Hood

    Paint Defects on the Porsche 911 GT2RS

    Rupes LHR15 MKII and the Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pad

    Final shot after just the only using the Rupes Coarse Wool Pad and Zephir and Keramik

    A BMW X3 - that came for some restoration for its new owner


    After using only the Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pad

    We have found that we have been much more productive using the Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pad in our paint corrections offerings. We are seeing 20-30% savings in time. Results are quicker and cleaner.

    We have found the Rupes Zephir and Keramik a great choice as well as Meg's M101and M205! These seem to cake up less than some of the others we have tested.
    Whether you are a pro or diyer these Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pads will make your paint correction life much easier.

    What Rupes says:
    RUPES BigFoot Blue Coarse Wool Polishing Pads are the ideal choice when removing paint defects and refinishing a variety of finishes including factory-applied, refinish, hard, and soft paints. RUPES recommends using the RUPES BigFoot Blue Coarse Wool Polishing Pad

    Benefits of using the Rupes Blue Coarse Wool Pads
    • faster cutting /better finishing
    • stays cooler longer
    • works on hard or soft paints
    • best results in speeds 3.5-4 on the Rupes Polishers - will save you time over other pads (foam / microfiber)
    • profits $$$
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018
  2. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

  3. Mbkite

    Mbkite Member

    Always the best info found on rupes on this forum
  4. Mbkite

    Mbkite Member

    Was on Instagram watching the Subaru video and it looks like an interface pad between wool pad and backing plate on that rupes 15 can you comment on that or is it a trade secret
  5. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    Our backing plates are old LOL I don't have any interface pad or any magic, I think it's just a really old backing plate.
  6. Mbkite

    Mbkite Member

    Ok thanks it just looked really thick
  7. Matt montgomery

    Matt montgomery New Member

    Our company has just started using more of these wool pads from Rupes our results are awesome and we are getting the swirls and paint defects corrected 2 to 5 x faster than we were with the rupes foam pads.

    we also notice that the pads last a lot longer then the foam pads do as well.

    Great post and it's all very true if you're looking for a great pad to cut fast and produce results then go grab the rupes wool pad

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