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 Post subject: Paint types vs pads
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:07 pm 
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So which pads are best for different manufacturers paint
Have a e class Mercedes with metallic black paint
Anf a Jaguar XKR in Italian Racing Red.
Do they need different pads to work best?


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 Post subject: Re: Paint types vs pads
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:30 pm 
One of the things which you will find with machine polishing, that you can't always make assumptions as to hard/medium/soft paintwork....nor one polish works well on one pad on a car but not on another.

The rule of thumb is that you:

1. start off with your lowest cutting polish with your softest pad...on a test area... and step up the pad/polish combination until you achieve the desired results on the LIGHTEST imperfections.

2. Then once you've found the right combination, polish the whole car with it.

3. Then return to any heavier imperfections and test a combination that removes the heavier imperfections....... be selective and don't remove more paint than you need to.

You will need a couple of polishes and a variety of pads to deal with all eventualities. My choice would be.....

Scholl S17+ for heavier imperfections
Scholl S30+ for lighter imperfections.

pads...chemical guys hexlogics or 3M.


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 Post subject: Re: Paint types vs pads
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:59 pm 
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willington wrote:
One of the things which you will find with machine polishing, that you can't always make assumptions as to hard/medium/soft paintwork....nor one polish works well on one pad on a car but not on another.

The rule of thumb is that you:

1. start off with your lowest cutting polish with your softest pad...on a test area... and step up the pad/polish combination until you achieve the desired results on the LIGHTEST imperfections.

2. Then once you've found the right combination, polish the whole car with it.

3. Then return to any heavier imperfections and test a combination that removes the heavier imperfections....... be selective and don't remove more paint than you need to.

You will need a couple of polishes and a variety of pads to deal with all eventualities. My choice would be.....

Scholl S17+ for heavier imperfections
Scholl S30+ for lighter imperfections.

pads...chemical guys hexlogics or 3M.



Thanks for that.


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