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Inside the Foam: What Makes a Pad Rotary-Only vs Dual-Action (DA)

“Can you use a DA pad on a rotary?” and “can you use a rotary pad on a DA?” are two extremely common questions that we get asked all the time. These colorful foam discs look pretty similar to the uninitiated, and it’s not like the foam we use has a personal preference! Yet while it is true that basic foam pad designs work pretty well on both Dual-Action (DA) and rotary machines, that does not mean we can’t create superior pads, with characteristics specialized for each application individually and together. Rotary vs Dual-Action (DA) The battle between rotary and...

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4 Obstacles to Overcome in Detailing

The world of detailing is incredibly diverse, and with each unique situation comes unique challenges and obstacles that differ depending on whether you are a professional or a hobbyist. The best way to overcome some of the most common obstacles in detailing work is to get in front of them. Knowing ahead of time what these hurdles are allows you to audit your professional shop or at-home workspace and correct the issues before they become issues. With that being said, here are the four most common obstacles you may face in your detailing ventures. 1. Messy Work Environments As a professional,...

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