Will Red pads give the same results as Fiber Plus pads?

rob allen

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I thought white pads were the equivalent of the tan FP pads.
 

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IMHO they are too agressive for most commercial carpet. If you use them apply more encap juice to keep the pad well lubricated.
 

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I have customers who have used 3M red exclusively for 5+ years on all their commercial jobs.
White pads are no good for encap....might be ok if you're going to extract after and just use the roto for a light scrub.
 

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I read somewhere that some red pads will deliver red ink to the carpet. Keep this in mind.

So did I? Just to be safe, use 3m or higher end red pads from, your supply house. To be safe, I just use a carpet brush and/or green stripe bonnet pads for agitation.

I have a brand new box of fiber pads that I have not tried yet, so I can't really comment on them?
 
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Having only used VCT pads on tile and not carpet, how long will they last? How will you know when you've gotten the useful life out of one? Obviously you have both sides, but when is one side no longer effective?
 

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