Orbital machines generally cut less than their rotary equivalents, and this can be frustrating with tougher paint. Enter the Fibre Scyther orbital cutting pad, which helps maximise the polishing potential of orbital machines.
Sure, you need the right polish and a good technique, but with skill and care you can reach the levels of cut that rotaries enjoy with just a humble orbital machine. This means that DAs are no longer 'starter machines' for newbies to leave behind after a few months or years. You can now buy a DA as your only (and long term) machine and use it for whatever detailing job comes your way, because there'll always be a microfibre pad and suitable polish available to level the playing field. Well, level the paint. We recommend the use of Dodo Juice Depth Charge for heavier cutting with this pad.
This 135mm foam backed microfibre pad is suitable for 120-125mm (5 inch) backing plates and has a traditional 'hook and loop' velcro backing.
After use, simply apply neat washing-up liquid to remove polish residues, rinse under a running tap and then allow to air dry. Note that some discoloration of these pads may occur if coloured polishes are used. This does not affect performance.
As ever, always run pads with suitable polishes/compounds; never overwork them by running them too dry, too long or with a polish doing too much or too little work.
Please note that pads should never be run at excessive temperatures (either panel or machine temps), they should always be stopped/started on the panel to avoid undue stress, and they should always be removed gently from the backing plate and washed carefully with mild detergent (NEVER left to soak). Failure to do so may cause premature delamination of the hook and loop backing from the pad.