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Old 18-07-2018, 08:59 PM   #1
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Polish and pads for mk3 mx5

Ive decided to get a das6 pro to have a go at correcting my rather heavily swirled paintwork of my 07 mk3 mx5 in black. I also have a black navara that could do with some work but i guess thats an equally soft jap paint

Can anyone suggest pads/pad size and polishes that would compliment the das6 pro ? id rather not buy loads of pads and polishs that i wont use
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Old 18-07-2018, 09:32 PM   #2
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Try starting with Scholl s20 black and some hex logic green or white pads... if no joy as always go to heavier pad which is orange I believe. S20 is great compound. You want 5.5 inch and 4 inch pads but you'll have to buy a 3.5 backing plate as the das 6 doesn't come with one

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Old 18-07-2018, 10:45 PM   #3
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Cheers. I did see the s20 black but always a bit dubious of the "all in one" products
Il get stuff ordered tonight for weekend delivery and give it a go
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S20 aint any aio
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Old 29-07-2018, 10:10 PM   #5
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Hope you don’t mind me jumping in on this post, have also just ordered a das6 and scholl s20 black to sort some swirls on a 17 year old mx5 in brg.

I’ve ordered the odd juice pad set (orange, green black) but the only query at this point is which pad to use first and what’s the difference in the three as online is not the clearest...
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Old 29-07-2018, 10:23 PM   #6
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Orange for cutting, green for polish, black for finishing
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Old 29-07-2018, 10:30 PM   #7
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Orange for cutting, green for polish, black for finishing
Thank you, first time with a polisher here, if using s20 on a prepped car do I need to use all three so three passes, one with each pad?
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Old 29-07-2018, 10:50 PM   #8
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Thank you, first time with a polisher here, if using s20 on a prepped car do I need to use all three so three passes, one with each pad?
Not familar with your pads so I can't comment directly.

On soft nissan paints I would use S20b with Scholl's purple spider pad, or the shinemate Orange pad as a cheap alternative.

You want to use a pad that's on the soft side but doesn't clog up/gum up easy. If too soft then the S20b abrasive won't get to work and breakdown properly.

Once you work out which pad works best after test sections, just do a number of passes on that pad there is no need to do a set of passes with all 3 pads.

May I suggest start with the med pad of your 3 and see if you are happy with the results.

This product rewards patience, ie slow passes and more than 3 passes. I would say 5-6 passes and easing off the pressure for the last pass.
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Thanks, the car is a 17 year old mx5 now (the nissans long gone), will try the medium first. Thank you
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the old mazda paint great to work on, not sticky like the modern Jap paint systems.
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