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Old 06-05-2018, 08:14 PM   #1
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What is best aggresive pad for paint correction

HI Guys,

What is the best pad to use for an aggresive combination on a german car for paint correction???

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Old 06-05-2018, 08:16 PM   #2
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CG Hexlogic Yellow (heavy cut) or Orange (light cut) followed by a CG Hexlogic black pad (finishing)
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:47 PM   #3
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Meguires microfiber cutting pad with Menzerma FG 400 or Meguires D300. I’ve used both on BMW paint with great success.
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Just be careful with the aggression thing
I know what your getting at but always start least aggressive first
Not sure what selection of pads you have available but doing a test spot with something not very aggressive and working up until you have a good result is a good idea

I have done a few mercs and have used a Uro Fibre pad and then managed to refine from there with either a green or white hex

You might get more joy from good cut with a microfiber pad and then a decent refine with something much finer
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:34 PM   #5
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I've been starting some work on my wife's red SLK and the paint is so hard on it (makes me wonder how the previous owner managed to scratch it ). I hit it with a Hex logic yellow and some Menzerna FG500, but it hardly touched the swirls and scratches, so I ended up using the FG500 and an unknown pad on my old rotary polisher and doing some localised wet sanding with P1000/2000/2500 before going over with the rotary.

However the rotary needs a new pad as this one is falling apart, so I'm investigating options similar to the OP: I'd prefer to use my DAS 6 Pro DA as it is easier on my back and more controllable. I wonder what the current equivalent of FG500 to judge what I could get that is more aggressive?

I have been considering the Meguiars DA microfibre pads and compound, but can't seem to find anything recent about this range. Not sure what other options I should consider for DA?

I previously owned a 2001 BMW Z3 3.0 but the paint wasn't as hard as this 2011 SLK...

On the plus side; with such hard paint I should be able to keep it looking good with careful washing technique once I've corrected the paint.
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:51 PM   #6
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Just be careful with the aggression thing
I know what your getting at but always start least aggressive first
Not sure what selection of pads you have available but doing a test spot with something not very aggressive and working up until you have a good result is a good idea

I have done a few mercs and have used a Uro Fibre pad and then managed to refine from there with either a green or white hex

You might get more joy from good cut with a microfiber pad and then a decent refine with something much finer
x2 for Buff and Shine URO fibre pad for aggressive cut on a DA.



It's my go to for rock hard paint when using a DA.

The Gallardo in the pic had rock hard paint and it was like buffing glass. Pad held up great at speed 5 on Rupes 15 mk II with firm pressure.

If you prefer foam pads, the Scholl white spider pad cuts well with great residue control.

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