Came apart in less than 10 minutes
October 9, 2014
Used the 4 inch with my small Rupes air powered polisher and medium Rupes polishing compound. In less than 10 minutes, the backing material separated from the foam and it flew apart. I have used many foam pads, washed and reused many times, and never had one come apart like this one did, even after multiple washing sand uses.
These pads are either defective or designed poorly. Hope Rupes can figure it out because the concept is good. I have used Griots microfiber pads on their machines and never had one come apart like this.
I purchased 4 of these pads and hope to return the other 3.
Pros:In the limited time I used the pad, it did not seem to cake up with compound.
Cons:Durability is unacceptable.
Price point for a single, short use, throw away pad is way too high.