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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:07 pm 
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Hello there
I'm a new member seeking advice on buying my first machine and using it on my car

You may giggle when you read this

First of all I'm 53 years old and my car is a Fiat Seicento Schumacher Sporting 1.1 in Broom Yellow (pause for laughter) which is one of the most fun cars I have had the pleasure of owning

The bodywork is in good condition but I long for it to have that mile deep shine if possible

I have settled on the das6 pro as the polishing machine of choice but this is where I come unstuck, I believe the paint on my car is what you would class as a soft paint and I'm not sure if it has a lacquer coating from the factory

The paintwork isn't bad and isn't full of swirl marks

Which system would you recommend for the job in hand and also what size pads to detail around the quite intricate front bumper

Thanks for any advice in advance

Mark


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:59 pm 
Welcome to the CYC Forum :D

Before you even start polishing, it is vitally important that the paintwork is thoroughly clean and de-contaminated (shampoo'd, rinsed, de-tar, iron fallout removed, clayed, rinsed and dried)


Firstly, The Das6 Pro can easily handle machine polishing the Fiat paint...so great choice. The tight curved areas, it is advisable to use a smaller backing plate and pads...commonly known as 'spot' pads.

A 75mm (3") backing plate will be fine and also enable you to place pads up to 100mm on it.

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polishing-accessories/dual-action-backing-plates/shinemate75mm-3-dual-action-backing-plate/prod_1248.html

As to which pads you will need, depends upon which polish and state of the paintwork. However, you can't go far wrong using the 'quality' Chemical Guys Hexlogic or 3M pads.

This brings me to the polishes. A paint with no clearcoat is easy to test for....Just get a soft microfibre cloth and put a tiny amount of polish on it, then rub it onto an area of paint which is clean. If , in your case, no yellow appears upon the cloth, then there IS a clearcoat on the car.

If yellow does appear from this test, then it has no dedicated clearcoat and will polish up beautifully.

Polishes: I suggest that you get 2 polishes...Scholl S17+ and Scholl S30+. Always start off with the softer pad and lighter cut polish (S30+) and see what results you achieve....you can always switch to the heavier cut polish and firmer pad if needed.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:56 pm 
Hello Mark and welcome along :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:14 pm 
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Thanks for the warm welcome and apologies for the delay in replying

As suggested I tried a small area and there was no paint residue on the cloth so I assume the paint has a clear coat

So with this information would you still use the Scholl 17+ and Scholl 30+

Will I need a finishing polish or glaze to finish with

Sorry for all the questions but I would like to get this right first time

The car has previously been washed using the two bucket method dried and clay barred and then polished with Meguiars Ultimate Polish

Thanks once again for your help and advice

Mark


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:01 am 
Re polishes...there are two generic types of polishes

Pad dependent....the amount of cut the polish achieves is based in conjunction with the firmness of the pad used with it. The abrasives stay the same throughout the polishing. The softer the pad, the less cut it achieves.

Diminishing abrasive.... the abrasive content of the polish gives it's maximum cut at the commencement of polishing, then begins to break down,

Your Meguiars polish is Pad dependent and the scholl polishes are diminishing abrasive.

S17+ starts of at P 1500 abrasive and after 30 seconds slowly reduces down to P5000 over a 3 minute period.

S30+ starts at P2000 and reduces down to P5000.

The benefit of diminishing abrasive polishes is that you can get the job done faster, without having to change the type of pad or polish.

You would need a finishing polish if you stick to the Maguiars Ultimate, but won't if you use the scholl polishes.

The only time you would use a final finish polish with Scholl, is when you are trying to achieve EXTREME gloss levels...this is a whole new area to explore and build up your experience to get this.


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