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Old 15-10-2018, 01:31 PM   #1
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CG Hex pad and polish guide

I have been looking more into the different hex pads that chemical guys offer and wanted to know if there is a list of accompanying polishes for each pad out there? Each pad has its own characteristics for level of cutting/finish, but where I'm stuck is what product is recommended for each pad. The only CG hex pad i have at the moment is red and i have used this for applying wax which works perfectly. I want to get more into paint correction, can you post your recommendations for the type of product that you use or would be best for each colour pad? I know its a long shot, just trying to get a good idea on what is used with each pad and also a recommended hex pad and product for single stage correction.

I have the the Das-6 V2 Autofinesse kit, pads that come with it are poor from what i read but the polish doesn't seem to be to bad? Could i just replace the 3 pads with better hex pads, if so which ones would do the job?
Ideally i want to get a basic setup of pads and polishes that'll do a good job, im happy to do away with the auto finesse kit if it isn't good enough, from there i can learn and improve. I've tried the polish and refine compound and pad and thought the results were ok, but could be better with practice or better products!

Hex pads:

Black
Blue
White
Green
Orange
Yellow

Apologies for waffling on, appreciate any help you can offer!
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I use Megs ultimate compound on a white pad, should maybe use a green if extra cut needed for bad swirls. Megs ultimate Polish on a blue pad,
Glazes and final finish polishes with a blue or a black pad and liquid waxes on a red pad

Alan

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Thanks Alan, have got the pad list already, curious on the type of polish used for each pad, appreciate the examples you have given, think i have a bottle of ultimate compound knocking about somewhere.

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Scholl do a nice diagram showing the levels of cut with pad/polish combos. Their own polishes and pads though. Shame CG don't do something similar.

https://www.schollconcepts.com/en/pr...bing-compounds
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There is a lot of variables to decide what polish to use. Starting off with a light polish and light pad on a test spot would be a sensible suggestion
And then work up in pad and polish
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Thanks for the responses, appreciate it. Have come across a couple of those diagrams, agree is a shame that chemical guys don't do one!
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from various videos I have seen as I am a complete amateur, two that has stuck with me and I have very briefly tried are M105 with an orange pad and M205 with a white pad or for a 1 step product Scholl S20 with a green pad.
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Thanks for the responses, appreciate it. Have come across a couple of those diagrams, agree is a shame that chemical guys don't do one!
Are you specifically wanting to use the CG polishes? As in the V range??
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No not particularly, keen to use their pads and what ever products go well with them. The menzerna range appeals as they seem to be affordable and a popular choice along with scholl compounds.

Quite like the idea of Scholl S20 for a one stage and try the Menzerna range of compounds for full stage correction?
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