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    Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    When I heard about Meguiar`s discontinuing their 3" pads, I became really disappointed. I couldn`t believe that such a great product wasn`t a hot commodity, but that is business. Then I heard rumors about a punch set being made that could allow for me to make my own 3", 2", and even 1" pads by KXK Dynamics. After a little persuasion I jumped at the opportunity to purchase the set and boy did they deliver.

    The entire kit comes with a 1", 2", 3" punch with covers and the punch board. Initial impression of the set is that they are very well made and extremely heavy, especially the 3" punch. Each punch also comes with a cover to protect the cutting side. The cutting side will need to be sharpened after 100-200 pads.


    Testing the 1" punch for the first time with the pad face down (easier if up) and compressing the pad with my left hand:


    After a couple of solid hits with my 2lb dead blow hammer and a twist of the punch I now have a 1" pad for my Rupes Nano.










    Once I stepped up to the 2" punch I really felt like I was beating the crap out of my bench while bouncing everything on it all over the place. I found out that I needed a heavier dead blow, at least 4 lb and a more solid surface. I attempted to do the 2" punch on the concrete floor of my garage and it worked perfectly with my 2 lb hammer, but it took multiple hits.


    I finally stepped up to the 3", aka big dog, and tried with it. The punch itself probably weighs around 5-10 lbs and if you aren`t careful the rebound will cause it to bounce and possibly mis-cut.
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    Since the 3" pads are a little bit smaller than the normal 3" Meg pads I was told that you can use the 3" punch to cut the BP of the Rupes Mini. Luckily I saved my warped 3" BP .

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    After cutting:
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    How it fits with the newly cut 3" pad:
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    Compared to an original 3" Megs pad:
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    Cut BP with original 3" Megs pad:
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    The type of savings you can have with the punch kit:
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    Overall, I think this a very handy kit for anyone that likes using smaller pads. It will take some time to recoup some of your money, but in the end it could be well worth it. The entire kit is currently on sale for $249.99 or you can purchase individual punches at a time. Happy detailing!

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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    It also can cut Rupes pads.
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    Edit:
    I wanted to point out that because autopia does not carry the punch set I did not link where you can purchase the set. I am sure with a little google work it wouldn`t be hard. I just wanted to make that clear before anyone asks questions.

    Happy detailing,
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    great idea!
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    I might have my friend that works at a machine shop make me the 3" and 1"
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    Quote Originally Posted by Angus View Post
    great idea!
    Yes indeed! Thanks for posting about it.
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Yes indeed! Thanks for posting about it.
    Anytime. I am hearing a lot of people are complaining about the cost of them on Facebook. I would like to see everyone at least put them in their hands. They are very well made and extremely heavy.
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    Eh, people whine about the cost of something but they don`t offer to make that something themselves and give it away for free. Anybody who comes up with an idea and brings it to market deserves every cent they make off it (or don`t make if it`s either no good or *really* not worth the cost).
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    KXK Dynamics polishing rack looks awesome too
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    I was waiting for this to be released...got tired of cutting with a utility knife while spinning backingplate...hope it would of been 3.5 or 3.25 though
    I take it direct from Carpro?
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Eh, people whine about the cost of something but they don`t offer to make that something themselves and give it away for free. Anybody who comes up with an idea and brings it to market deserves every cent they make off it (or don`t make if it`s either no good or *really* not worth the cost).
    Couldn`t agree more! I also really want to support KXK Dyanmics. I feel like they are very innovative and it is just a couple of detailers like us. We gotta take care of each other.

    Quote Originally Posted by Civicclutch View Post
    KXK Dynamics polishing rack looks awesome too
    I have one of those as well. Bought it recently for myself on my birthday.

    Now if I could just myself to repaint that wall. I hate painting!

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingface5384 View Post
    I was waiting for this to be released...got tired of cutting with a utility knife while spinning backingplate...hope it would of been 3.5 or 3.25 though
    I take it direct from Carpro?
    Yes, it is from CarPro. I didn`t realize they were 3.25 until last night. I think that might of had to do with cost more than anything. I am going to find out.
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingface5384 View Post
    hope it would of been 3.5 or 3.25 though
    Ok, just talked to Eron from KXK Dynamics. At first it was purely for Cost/Yield, then they found out that it actually improved the performance of the machine. Which then lead to less fatigue on the detailer.
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    well, i`ll try and cut my BP to the 2.75 or w.e their 3in punch actually is and see :-D
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    Re: Review - KXK Dynamics Punch Set

    how do you go about sharpening it?

 

 
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