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Old 08-04-2018, 03:32 AM   #1
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Looking for a pad and compound combo!

Hi all,

I'm looking for recommendations on a pad and cutting compound combo. To cut a long story short my cars hand brake failed yesterday and it rolled 100 metres down a hill and a big bush stopped it! Lesson learnt about leaving it in gear! Luckily it didn't hit anything or anyone and I don't have any claims coming my way! The car is most likely going to need the front bumper, bonnet and full near side respraying but I want to give it a go myself first to see if I can salvage it. Not to mention the plastics amd wind deflectors. It currently looks like it's been scotched all over and the scratches are fairly deep.
Im going to wash it today and see what the reality of the damage is.

The car in question is a 16 plate Ford Focus and it's factory paint that is damaged. I will be using a rotary polisher. I currently have 3m yellow and blue top but would like to buy something better than fast cut to do the cutting, although I don't mind using it if I have to.

Thanks in advance,

Sutty.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:37 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear of your mishap.

The "leaving it in gear" thing seems to be a thing of the past. None of the youngsters (sad old fart alert ) I've spoken to have ever heard of it. I always leave a car in gear, a bit like I always reverse into a parking space..........

You have a rotary.

Ideal for Glare.

It's my pet product because its give a semi permanent fill rather than removing clearcoat and it sounds like you've got some pretty deep scratches to contend with. It's not a miracle product that can recover deep scratches into the paint itself but certainly worth a look.

It likes to be worked "warm" - hence rotary is good.

Have a look here for some work I did with it last year:

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=390073

Available on eBay from one of our members:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Glare-pol...UAAOSw9y1anlPA

If you don't fancy that then my suggestion would be Scholl S3 Gold.

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...s-s3-gold.html

This has serious cut (10/10) and is a diminishing compound to give some level of gloss.

Works very well with Scholl Spider pads or Lake Country Hydrotechs.

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...ider-pads.html

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...tech-pads.html

Looking forward to hearing how you get on.

Good Luck.

Andy.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:59 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear of your mishap.

The "leaving it in gear" thing seems to be a thing of the past. None of the youngsters (sad old fart alert ) I've spoken to have ever heard of it. I always leave a car in gear, a bit like I always reverse into a parking space..........

You have a rotary.

Ideal for Glare.

It's my pet product because its give a semi permanent fill rather than removing clearcoat and it sounds like you've got some pretty deep scratches to contend with. It's not a miracle product that can recover deep scratches into the paint itself but certainly worth a look.

It likes to be worked "warm" - hence rotary is good.

Have a look here for some work I did with it last year:

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=390073

Available on eBay from one of our members:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Glare-pol...UAAOSw9y1anlPA

If you don't fancy that then my suggestion would be Scholl S3 Gold.

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...s-s3-gold.html

This has serious cut (10/10) and is a diminishing compound to give some level of gloss.

Works very well with Scholl Spider pads or Lake Country Hydrotechs.

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...ider-pads.html

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...tech-pads.html

Looking forward to hearing how you get on.

Good Luck.

Andy.
Thanks for your advice, you've achieved good results with those products and ill check them out.

I've never felt the need to leave my car in gear before as I've always trusted the hand brake and thought it wouldn't happen to me! I prefer reversing into spaces but often need access to the boot due to having a pram in it.

I don't expect to fully fix this as I think a trip to the body shop is unavoidable but i might be able to fix some of the panels and at least improve the others. In a way ive tried to turn the situation on its head and im trying to look forward to the challenge of fixing it.

Sutty
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:19 AM   #4
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Thanks and Good Luck.

Andy.

PS The pram thing will go away after a while. To be replaced by other, larger, more awkward and more expensive things until they're replaced by "moving out" and you can have your boot back.... But it's the best time ever. Enjoy.
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