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Old 29-11-2016, 07:26 AM   #11
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Finish looks great, but call me cynical, If you've ruined the pads in such a short time and your saying you had to apply more pressure on the spoiler, I'm thinking you need a slightly denser cutting pad and a stronger compound to begin with, you really shouldn't need to apply much more pressure than the weight of the machine it self.

I may be wrong but that's my understanding.
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Old 29-11-2016, 08:43 AM   #12
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Orange pad is fine, the foam on the white pad is tearing slightly. Will pop a picture up later, not sure if I had the machine running to fast as well? Start off on 1 to spread the Polish around area working, increase to 3 - 4 for a few minutes, then to 6 over the area, back down to 3..... that's what I read somewhere, but on Sunday I read not to go any faster than setting 4?

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Old 29-11-2016, 08:56 AM   #13
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im confused because I am trying to learn and have bought products
all I own is a dewalt rotary machine with pads and g3 compound paste
I need HELP asap
is there any detailing courses I can go to
around Manchester?????
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Old 29-11-2016, 01:29 PM   #14
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im confused because I am trying to learn and have bought products
all I own is a dewalt rotary machine with pads and g3 compound paste
I need HELP asap
is there any detailing courses I can go to
around Manchester?????
Welcome to the forum, post in the newbies section and start a thread in relevant section sure your get some helpful advice!!

Gaz
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Old 29-11-2016, 02:32 PM   #15
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im confused because I am trying to learn and have bought products
all I own is a dewalt rotary machine with pads and g3 compound paste
I need HELP asap
is there any detailing courses I can go to
around Manchester?????
You do need help if you have bought a roatary and not sure how to use it, post in the help section or the machine polishing section and am sure we can help post some pictures up to show what you want to sort out.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:50 AM   #16
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Well done fella, nice outcome the paint looks great.
You can live with the orange peel it's not that noticeable now so enjoy the car, removing it from a whole car is just too much hard work even by machine (wh8ch I don't recommend) you orange peel would need at least 1500-2000 cause 3000 won't even scratch it.

I am happy for you f8xing your own paint and yet getting great results too! Keep it that way and enjoy it of course

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Old 05-06-2018, 10:41 AM   #17
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Hi,

Thread revival!! So I finally got her on the road this year for 5 days, until I had to sorn her again doh! Mot'd tax'd insured, took her on a 110mile mile trip, absolutely trouble free, felt amazing to drive after 6 years off the road.... then I snapped my left achilles tendon! bugger...

Im able to move around now so back into the garage I go. Ive never been happy with the paint job and last week was the fanal straw, I took P1500 to her! And my god she looks better already!

Only done rear driver quarter and driver door, cant spend to long without out resting my foot, taking it slow and steady:









Its only P1500 at the moment, going P2000 and maybe P3000. Got a question in regards to compounding the sanding. Ive already tried this method on my Silver Transit Connect, and the black roof on my Cooper S, and got amazing results using CG orange Hex Logic and white Hex Logic pads with Megs 105 & 205, using a 21mm DA (Clas Ohlsen)

Would it be worth while me using a Megs Microfibre pad DMC5 instead of the orange pad with 105?

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Or is there a better foam pad than CG hex logic for removing P2000/3000 grit marks?
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I did a test patch on the door today, left DA and right by hand, I'd already done 1500 to remove biggest amount of orange peel, then went over with 2000 and then 3000:





Using M105 and CG orange Hex pad, only spent about 40 seconds on the section an came up resonably well, very glossy but with a bright LED light up close a few 1500 grit marks can be seen, so further refinement needed at 2000 grit stage.

The hand job again I only did it for around 40 seconds using an old knackered orange hex pad and that also was fairly glossy, edges not so as wasnt looking for the best finish, just curious about how good using it by hand is..

Just not sure if a MF pad will be to harsh for buffing the 3000 grit marks out?

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