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Old 13-08-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Which pad do i need?

Just bought myself some poorboys blackhole, megs #83 and 80.

Got quite bad swirl marks on my car so wonering which pad i need for each stage.

I have had a look and i would think looking at the menzerna pads i would possibly need an orange pad for each meguirs stage and a yellow finishing pad for the poorboys, is this right?

Followed by PB nattys blue paste by hand.

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Old 13-08-2010, 03:00 PM   #2
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would recommend a black pad for applying the PB BH, it tends to stain things
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Old 13-08-2010, 03:02 PM   #3
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which black pad mate? will the orange menzerna pads be ok for the meguirs?

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Old 13-08-2010, 03:02 PM   #4
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It all depends on how soft or hard your paint is.

I find Menzerna pads really firm a difficult to work with, so prefer Britemax, Meguiars or Sonus.

To give yourself a good spread of cut possibilities I think a good selection would be 2 finishing pads, 2 polishing pads and possibly but maybe not, one cutting pad. You will need a few of each because you have a few products to try with them and you don't want to go mixing them all together on the same pads.
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its a vauxhall corsa mate, not sure on how good vauxhall paint is. sapphire black.

thanks for the help mate will have a look round for those pads you said
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Old 13-08-2010, 03:05 PM   #6
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i use the CG hex logic pads, these are the best pads i have used easily
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Old 13-08-2010, 03:12 PM   #7
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You shouldn't have any problems working with your paint. I'm in a very bad mood with BMW paint, so if it had been that I'd have told you to go and sell it! Bloody Germans. Just kidding, seriously you'll find correcting that quite easy, although don't assume your paint is hard or soft - test it properly by starting on your least cutting combo and work up taking care to check your results.

If you can get your hands on a PTG, then do so. Some friendly local on here might even let you either use theirs on the day or even just before to look for flat-spots etc.
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Old 13-08-2010, 03:15 PM   #8
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i work for nissan so i will be able to get one a PTG from there. haha yeah from what ive read on here the paint is very hard to work with on the BM's!
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Just looked at the hexlogic pads, would you suggest a black 2 black finishing pads, 2 green heavy polishing pads and 2 white medium-light polishing pads?
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i have green/white/black and works perfectly for me

you could get away with buying 1 of each pad tbh, maybe just buy x2 white pads as they are good for polishing, cutting, paint cleansers etc
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