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Old 21-12-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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I've just had my first go with a da polisher, and it didn't go too bad. But two things that have bugged me and maybe because I'm doing something wrong. Firstly, is it normal to get loads of polish sling. I mean, it went everywhere and took ages to clean up at the end. And the other thing is, the pad was getting wrecked and I was only half way round the car. It was also flinging bits of pad everywhere. Any help and advice much appreciated.

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Old 21-12-2016, 05:34 PM   #2
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Looks like too much product, should only be 3 to 4 pea sized blobs of product.
Also are you trying to get round the whole car with only 1 pad if so you would need to wash it out or clean it after a panal or two
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Old 21-12-2016, 05:40 PM   #3
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Cracking suggests you may also have been running the pad a bit fast, causing it to overheat - which is exacerbated by too much product. What speed did you have it on?
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You can do the whole car with one pad as long as you clean as you go, not washing it but brushing (tooth brush is fine) it clean so it doesn't clog up, please check out junkman on youtube he will show you the way to go mate.

As above only 3 pea size blobs after you have primed your pad and be carful how much pressure you are using.
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What pad is that? Flexipads or CG?

It looks to be too much pressure and then too much product as others have said

Also be careful of catching rubbers, screenwash nozzles etc with the edge of the pad as that can cause damage top

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Old 21-12-2016, 08:33 PM   #6
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Don't worry, we have all been there. Looking at the pad it does look as if too much product has been used. This has two effects, firstly as previously stated it acts as an insulator and starts to overheat the pad and secondly the effectiveness starts to reduce.

Having multiple pads will make polishing much easier, clean the pad often with a brush and when it starts to become too much, wash it and continue polishing.
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