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09-30-2005, 09:13 PM
Got the polishes and the pads today... which one first and with what pad? :) followed by ...



09-30-2005, 11:04 PM
sorry, remind me which polishes you got? just the 106ff and 85rd?

09-30-2005, 11:35 PM
i'm going to go out and get a PC one of these days

09-30-2005, 11:42 PM
You use to use Zaino products, what have you found is better, and what steps to apply, what order? Your car shine is unbelievable!

10-01-2005, 04:01 AM

10-01-2005, 09:59 AM
first, as always, i recommend using a <a href=">portable halogen shop-light</a> -- point it directly at each panel you're working on so that you can see exactly what swirls/micromarring you have.

once the surface has been prepped (washed, clayed, and stripped of tar/gum/embedded contaminants) i'd do:

1. yellow pad + intensive polish at speed 4 with moderate pressure (skip this step if there are no deep marks)
2. orange pad + 106ff at speed 5, moderate pressure
3. orange pad + 106ff at speed 4, slightly more than moderate pressure
4. black pad + 85rd at speed 6, moderate pressure
5. black pad + 85rd at speed 6, light pressure
6. black pad + 85rd at speed 4.5, light pressure

it takes experience to learn how long to remain at each step -- you'll quikly learn what types of micromarring are "normal" at each step and what need to be removed *by* that step. of course, there will be some marks that will be too deep to remove -- a general guide is that if you can feel it with your fingernail, you're stuck with it. however, even things you can't feel may be worth leaving -- you have to decide how much of your clear it's worth removing to get rid of the mark.

as far as pressure goes, i define "light" as the "pressure" (okay, force) gravity provides, and "heavy" as the maximum amount you can apply before the pad no longer can rotate freely, and "moderate" as the halfway point between the two.

go a panel at a time. using my steps, i would expect this to take several days to complete. <b>don't start with the hood! it's too important!</b>

10-01-2005, 10:46 AM

10-01-2005, 02:07 PM

10-01-2005, 02:41 PM
where do you get your supplies from. what are the references to 106ff 83rd to?

10-02-2005, 08:18 AM
Menzerna Polishes (<img src="">
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10-04-2005, 12:42 AM

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