6-10 mm Resin, Semi-Metal
Concrete & Stone Grinding, Polishing & Coatings Removal
For use on
Heavyweight Floor Grinders
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Pads. Used after
the surface area has been totally cleaned and
smooth. Depending on the initial condition of
the floor, Metal pads may have to be used
first. As you progress through a series of
Resin pads, increasing to the finer grits, the pores
of the concrete are progressively closed to
ultimately result in a retail-like finish. The
multi-step process provides the flexibility for the
user to choose how many steps are needed to achieve
the desired surface finish. Use the coarse 50
grit and proceed as you would with your regular
floor cleaning routine.
After a few passes of
using the 50 grit, you progress to the next
grit. By the time you reach the end of the
process, the floor will transforms into a beautiful,
smooth and polished surface. The multi-step
process provides the flexibility for you to decide
how many steps your surface needs. Depending
on the type of floor and its condition, as well as
the machine's down pressure and speed, the number of
passes you make with each grit will depend on the
level of gloss you wish to obtain.
pads are designed to abrade the scratches left from
a Transitional / Semi-Metal or Hybird Pads.
With the diamonds exposed on the surface of the
resin pads, they quickly sand away deep scratches by
the diamonds that are suspended in a plastic
matrix. The plastic matrix is what gives them
their less aggressive nature or polishing
capability. While it is true that you can hone
with a coarse resin pad, they are not really
designed for this task (step) as they will quickly
wear under this circumstance (step).
Approximate Pad Life, 9mm
Pad Thickness: 5,000 - 8,000 Sq. Ft.
(Transitional or Hybrid) Pads.
These pad are significantly more aggressive
& provide longer life than the Resin pads.
Depending on the initial condition of the floor,
Hybrid Pads are generally used before Resin pads or
after rough grinding with Metal Pads or Diamond Cup
Hybrid pads actually start the polishing process as
they begin to close the pores of the floor.
Hybrid Pads offer all the benefits of a smooth Resin
pads but the advantages of longer life and the
aggressiveness associated with Metal pads.
After rough grinding with a Metal pad the scratch
pattern typically cannot be removed by a Resin pad, Hybrid pads solve the problem. Additionally,
their life is much longer than resin pads (50,000
to 65,000 sq. ft).
These thicker pads (6mm - 9mm) are used on heavy
weight machines such as our 21" Propane
Machine. They are not used on lightweight
machines such as our 20" Electric Floor
Grinder or auto scrubbers. On these machines, use the same
type of "resin" pad but 3mm in height.
Discs. Very aggressive
and provide very fast stock removal of concrete or
any type of coating, sealer or mastic. Metal
Discs & Cup Wheels are used when the concrete surface is
damaged, has a rough or broom finish, or is
coated. Their grinding performance is very
smooth, fast, they will deep grind concrete, remove any
type of coating (hard acrylic or mastic without
melting) and they provide a uniform, consistent
finish. Approximate Metal Pad life:
to 50,000 sq. ft. The 3" Green Metal discs (right) are used on
heavy weight machines such as our 21" Propane
Machine, while diamond cup wheels are
use with our 18" Cup Wheel Floor Plate or
hand-held angle grinders.