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Old 08-01-2017, 07:09 PM   #1
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Machine pads for 2014 Fiesta

Can I have some help please all ?

Which pads do I use with DAS pro on my fiesta ST , minor swirls to correct

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Old 08-01-2017, 07:12 PM   #2
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Chemical guys orange hex pad would do the job. What polish are you planning on using ?
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:32 PM   #3
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The problem is the white, green and blue will also do the job. You are going to have to get a couple of each one and see how they work.

The CG hexlogic pads are very good but just the orange would be a mistake. Check the range out here:
http://www.juicydetailing.co.uk/hex-logic-guide
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talking pads without talking polish and specific levels of correction needed is difficult - you could even argue your technique should also be part of it. As suggested you should get a range of pads, start with the least cut combo of polish and pad and gradually work up in cut until you find the least abrasive combo that gives results you are happy with.
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:55 PM   #5
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talking pads without talking polish and specific levels of correction needed is difficult - you could even argue your technique should also be part of it. As suggested you should get a range of pads, start with the least cut combo of polish and pad and gradually work up in cut until you find the least abrasive combo that gives results you are happy with.
See I was going to go through all of this but really there is enough threads on here and the OP has been around long enough he should know where to find the info.

You are right of course.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:01 PM   #6
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See I was going to go through all of this but really there is enough threads on here and the OP has been around long enough he should know where to find the info.

You are right of course.
you're quite right

I added a little more as there will no doubt be loads of people searching or googling 'polishing a fiesta' and will come across this thread and only get 1 piece of the jigsaw.

Its also surprising how many people have lost sight of the basic principles/skills of stuff like machine polishing etc. Not saying that applies here but....
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talking pads without talking polish and specific levels of correction needed is difficult - you could even argue your technique should also be part of it. As suggested you should get a range of pads, start with the least cut combo of polish and pad and gradually work up in cut until you find the least abrasive combo that gives results you are happy with.
Most sensible wat forward
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Apologies for my quick post last night , Im new to machine polishing , always been a lurker on here !

I have the choice of Dodo Juice lime prime
Auto Glym SRP
Megs Ultimate compound
G-Techniq P1
Chemical Guys VSS
I used to polish and glaze the car using Poorboys Black Hole, however now finally I have a big Garage and LED lights , The minor swirling is showing more , so Credit card came out and got a bashing , the car lived in North Devon before I owned it and I thinks its seen a few car supermarket hand washes and brambles as most of the light marks are on the nearside of the car

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Old 10-01-2017, 10:00 PM   #9
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best bet is to start of with the least aggressive combination you have a work from there. Lime Prime is probably the least aggressive in the list (although i dont know the Chemical Guys range so cant comment on VVS), SRP will just hide some of the swirling. Start of with a finishing pad if that doesnt work, move to polishing and lastly cutting pad. Alternatively you could stay on the finishing pad and step up the polish/compound before moving the pad to polishing with that product.

Big read but a really helpful guide if it helps
http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=63859
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