Wool pads are the professional’s choice for paint restoration because of the natural fiber’s ability to level badly oxidized automotive paint. Knitted wool makes an excellent polishing pad.
Please note that wool pads do transfer more heat than foam pads and they can be more aggressive than foam pads. Therefore, we recommend them for professional use. If you have never used wool pads or you are new to machine polishing, we recommend you begin with a Porter Cable 7424XP Dual Action Polisher and Lake Country Foam Polishing Pads.
If wool pads are your pad of choice, we offer two types of Lake Country wool pads: twisted cutting wool and knitted polishing wool.
Wool is less insulated than foam and therefore wool pads transfer more heat to the paint than foam pads. To protect your vehicle from potential burning, keep your polisher moving at all times during operation.
To further guard your paint against possible heat build-up, Lake Country wool pads feature a revolutionary polymer backing material called SURLYN®. This is a thermoplastic polymer backing that adds tremendous strength to the pad even when exposed to extreme temperatures. SURLYN® backed pads will last twice as long as conventionally backed pads thanks to cutting edge polymer engineering. With SURLYN® backing, these wool pads will outperform any wool pad you’ve used in the past.
8.5 inch Hook & Loop Twisted Wool Cutting Pad
Lake Country’s Wool Cutting Pad is made of 100% wool twisted into hundreds of individual strands. The tight twisting allows the pad to operate at a consistent level of aggressiveness for longer periods. With a 1.5 inch pile, the pad will hold up to many, many uses. The pad has a diameter of 8.5 inches but the thick pile gives it an overall diameter of 10 inches. You’ll be able to cover a lot of paint in a little time with this large wool pad. The Wool Cutting Pad is intended for severe swirls, scratches and heavy oxidation. Because this is a more aggressive pad, you’ll want a compound to get the best results.
8.5 inch Hook & Loop Knitted Wool Polishing Pad
Lake Country’s Wool Polishing Pad is made of 100% knitted wool that is both fluffy and dense. The knitting creates a plush, uniform surface that polishes the paint to a bright shine. The density of the knitted wool provides an ample cushion between the backing plate and the paint surface. The Knitted Wool Polishing Pad is intended to polish the paint and remove minor swirls and oxidation. Use a polish or a mild swirl remover for the best results.
As you work, you’ll notice that wool pads cake with product but there’s an easy solution. With the polisher turned off, lay it down on the ground with the pad facing up. Set the speed to the lowest setting and turn it on. Hold a steel brush against the pad as it turns. The pile will fluff up in just a few seconds.
Your other option is to have 3 or 4 wool pads on hand so you can simply switch pads when one becomes caked.
To clean your wool pads, mix a scoop of Wolfgang Polishing Pad Rejuvenator in 3-4 gallons of water. Toss your wool pads into the bucket as you use them so the polish won’t have an opportunity to dry. Agitate the wool pads with a brush and rinse. Allow wool pads to dry with the wool facing up. You can also spin them on your rotary polisher for several seconds if you need to use them right away.
Use our 8.5 inch foam pads to refine and smooth the paint following compounding. All of our 8.5 inch pads use the 7 inch rotary backing plate.
Lake Country’s 8.5 inch Hook & Loop Wool Pads work with any rotary polisher. The 100% wool pile and SURLYN® backing ensure consistent, professional results every time you polish.
Wool Pad Features:
1.5” pile height
SURLYN® polymer hook & loop backing
Compatible with a 7 inch rotary backing plate