Bill, I didn't have any such problem
Hi Sue, thanks for your question. The Diablo Black Buffing pad is designed to remove material such as wax or a finish from floor materials. This pad will be the starting pad for this application and then work up to the White pad for the finish.
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No, this will not effectively remove the finish from a vinyl floor.
It will. Depending on the type (Water vs. Oil based) finish and the thickness of the finish, it may take several pads to remove coatings on areas larger than a 10 x 10' room. These pads are rinseable but will need to be changed when the get "gummed-up" with material.