What do the different color polishing pads mean?
Also question is, what do the colors of buffing pads mean?
Re: What color polishing pads to use for what. Yellow pads and black pads can be used for polishing. The black pads are the softest finishing pads. Sometimes a sensitive paint surface prefers the softer pad and allows a more refined finish.
Beside above, what is the difference between buffing and polishing pads? Polishing generates a brushed or lined finish, where buffing removes the lines and creates a bright luster finish. The process of buffing generally requires surface refinement polishing prior to buffing.
Just so, what are the different polishing pads?
There are three major classifications of pads. There are foam, wool, and microfiber buffing pads. Each of these pads can be used on either Dual Action Orbital or Rotary Polisher as long as the pad is the same, or slightly larger, diameter as the backing plate on your chosen polisher.
Is polishing and buffing the same thing?
Polishing and buffing are finishing processes for smoothing a workpiece's surface using an abrasive and a work wheel or a leather strop. Polishing is a more aggressive process while buffing is less harsh, which leads to a smoother, brighter finish.