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Old 13-06-2018, 05:15 PM   #6
EG30
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Hi pubcrawler great to see you back.

Polishing machines, pads and polishes has come a long way in the last 8 years.

Your car's paint is rock hard, there are harder paints around but not many ie ceramiclear Merc paints, Lambos etc. On a scale of 1 to 10, it would be around 9 on the scale.

The porter cable is inadequate with weak ( by today's standards ) old school motor that is also noisy. 8mm throw grossly insufficent also when you factor in a couple of mm lost in pad flex as well. Luckily there are plenty of cheap chinese 15mm DA avail on ebay, aliexpress etc that is the same as the DAS 6 pro plus.

In terms of polishes, what type of defects do you need to remedy?

For RIDS I would recommend MF pad such as the Buff and Shine URO fibre+compounds such as Scholl S3 XXL, Menz 400, 3D 501 etc and for minor swirls Scholl S20 black + navy spider pad; this combo will finish down very well with your hard paint there will be very little need to use a softer pad+finer polish like one might need on soft paints.
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