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Old 02-12-2017, 03:44 PM   #1
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Bmw Paint

I’m going to give my BMW it’s first polish / correction. The finish at present only has very light swirling in places and holograms. So it doesn’t need much.
I’m using a Das 6, please can I have suggestions on pads / compounds and settings to run Das 6 at.
It’s bmw sparkling Graphite colour.
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:28 AM   #2
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Scholl Concepts S20 Black, with their spider pads. Should give cracking results.


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Old 03-12-2017, 09:32 AM   #3
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Sonax perfect finish on a yellow rupes. That's why you do your test spot to see what works.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:50 PM   #4
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So what's new BMW paint regarded as Hard / Soft / Medium ?

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Old 03-12-2017, 09:13 PM   #5
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Megs 205 works well and is easy to use. Run the DA around speed 4, polishing pad works nicely, but a finishing pad may be sufficient so start with that first.
Don't get wrapped up on whether paint is hard or soft because your car may be an exception to the "rule", treat it as you find it and work from there. In other words go carefully, you don't go in heavy just because "x" paint is considered to be hard

A paint gauge is handy but not essential, you can see what you have removed.

This is after 205 and coincidentally, with a DAS 6 & Megs pad on a BMW yesterday.



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^ Thanks , great too, as I have a Das and megs 205
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Megs 205 works well and is easy to use. Run the DA around speed 4, polishing pad works nicely, but a finishing pad may be sufficient so start with that first.
Don't get wrapped up on whether paint is hard or soft because your car may be an exception to the "rule", treat it as you find it and work from there. In other words go carefully, you don't go in heavy just because "x" paint is considered to be hard

A paint gauge is handy but not essential, you can see what you have removed.

This is after 205 and coincidentally, with a DAS 6 & Megs pad on a BMW yesterday.


That looks awesome, did you finish it with anything after the 205? I had my first try at DA polishing this year on my z4 which is sapphire black, I used Scholl s20. The results were really good but I felt it left a slight milky haze almost, probably me doing something wrong!



Going to give it another bash next year, may go down the 205 route, I have scholl spider pads so probably will stick with them.

I also have some Detailing Kingdom samples that Imran from in2detailing had on offer. Too many choices!
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That looks awesome, did you finish it with anything after the 205? I had my first try at DA polishing this year on my z4 which is sapphire black, I used Scholl s20. The results were really good but I felt it left a slight milky haze almost, probably me doing something wrong!

Going to give it another bash next year, may go down the 205 route, I have scholl spider pads so probably will stick with them.

I also have some Detailing Kingdom samples that Imran from in2detailing had on offer. Too many choices!
Thank you and no, it was just the 205, I had something else in the wings but it was simply not needed.
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That’s sound advice. Used the exact same pad/polish combo on a black M3 last week with the Rupes and it levelled the paint out great. 205 and a polish/finishing pad is usually my starting point on German paint.
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BMW paint

I have a 15 reg 335 msport xdrive touring in metallic black. Bought it at a year old and couldn't wait to get it machine polished. Pity the paint is like orange peel. Have machine polished it with the rupes and every combination of pad and compound and the orange peel remains.
I reckon the whole car needs wet sanding which is a big job and I can't be bothered.😡😡
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