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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 09, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Rubber pads for floor jack & stands?

I remember years ago, I saw a company ( don't remember who ) that sold rubber pads for floor jacks and jack stands. I would love to get some, as I get tired of using towels all the time when lifting the car.

Anybody know who might sell these items?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 09, 10:24 AM
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Re: Rubber pads for floor jack & stands?

How about this:
http://www.protechproducts.net/jackpads.htm

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See them everywhere. Harbor Freight has them, summit, every swap I hit has them. I think the set in my garage are prothane. If you google "jack pads" you will get tons of links to sellers.

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My jack from Napa came with them. I imagine they would also have them seperately.

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Polyurethate pads are available from Energy Suspension.
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Re: Rubber pads for floor jack & stands?

I ordered some from protechproducts last week, so I will see have they fit. Tried some from Jegs, but the fit and qualilty was poor.

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I ordered some from protechproducts last week, so I will see have they fit. Tried some from Jegs, but the fit and qualilty was poor.

Seems some dont fit the smaller jack stand heads. I have craftsman jack stands and they are some kind of inbetween size and the pads fit loose. Picked up a few more cheapo 6 ton stands from Harbor Freight and the pads fit perfect. 4 sizes I could have used and none of them were right for the craftsman jack stands for some reason.

For my floor jack I just glued 4 pieces of foam flooring (the kind of stuff they carry at orchard supply - black foam padding for shop floors that are supposed to help with back stuff) and cut to fit. I place this on my floorjack when using and it works great. I just cut 4 pieces to size, glued and made my own from the stuff I had laying around.

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hack up and old tire and use the tread to make a set of pads.

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 09, 7:30 PM
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Re: Rubber pads for floor jack & stands?

I was talking with a guy at a car show that one of our other club members knew. He mentioned something about glueing a hockey puck to his floor jack.

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I cut up some small pieces of carpet, Hold them on with nylon wire ties. When they get nasty, Make some new ones. This works for me.
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Re: Rubber pads for floor jack & stands?

My 1st and last experience with "pads" is a poly jack cover.

ZERO grip. The front cross member and the rear 'pumpkin" slid off the jack pad while I was jacking them up.

I would not get under a car that had poly pads on the jackstands.

If you want pads use "grippy" rubber or something that has "traction".
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My 1st and last experience with "pads" is a poly jack cover.

ZERO grip. The front cross member and the rear 'pumpkin" slid off the jack pad while I was jacking them up.

I would not get under a car that had poly pads on the jackstands.

If you want pads use "grippy" rubber or something that has "traction".
I shot mine with simple green and got rid of some of that surface slip, roughed up just a tad with sandpaper. Helped but yeah, I noticed they can be a bit slippery but still seem to grab better than slick metal. Always the old fallback of shop rags piled on a duct taped to the jack heads too.

That foam flooring stuff works pretty good and its dirt cheap.

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Re: Rubber pads for floor jack & stands?

Prothane is the brand I bought for jackstands. Too slippery, so I don't even bother using them. I guess I'll try some of Beaux's tips to rough them up for better grip.
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Re: Rubber pads for floor jack & stands?

The inexpensive jack stand covers from Harbor Freight work great and have proven to be really durable in my experience.
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Prothane is the brand I bought for jackstands. Too slippery, so I don't even bother using them. I guess I'll try some of Beaux's tips to rough them up for better grip.
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Noticed that too, huh? wash em off, rough em and scuff em. When I pulled them out of the package I was like - what the heck? My jack stand pads have a leak to match my cars?

I bought the same set that Rich bought from HF and I honestly like the fit and material on those better.

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