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Old 07-08-2018, 11:45 AM   #1
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Oops - Guessing this isnít supposed to happen!

So an early start with the das6 to avoid the heat, I thought itís only a small car so shouldnít take to long!!

3/4 of the car done and the pad decided to explode!

Iím guessing as Iíve done most of the car with one pad but just checking what could cause it?
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:51 AM   #2
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To me its because you tried to the the whole car with 1 pad, the pad had enough and as you didn't replace it, it then resulted in the above

For a whole car in 1 day you would need atleast 4 large pads and some small pads for the tighter areas that the big pad cant get to.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:51 AM   #3
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One pad only for a whole car in one go won't last.

The pad has been overheated and disintegrated.

You need more pads.
(Or if doing a whole car with only one pad the pad needs to be cleaned and cooled down between panels. )
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Thank you, thought that might be the case.

Luckily have spare pads and only one panel and the bumpers to go...

Am dreading the bumpers!
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It's all fun. Call it on the job training.
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Old 07-08-2018, 02:15 PM   #6
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The car is looking a lot better, still a few swirls but am coming to reason she is a 17 year old girl! Iíve just given up for the day as now way to hot but at least bar the bumpers sheís been machine polished, Iíve cleaned the roof and the glass after going around the seals and getting the polish out where my masking was crap lol.

Couple of coats of wax tomorrow and sort the windows with h2go and hopefully some nice reflection shots!
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:38 PM   #7
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Thank you, thought that might be the case.

Luckily have spare pads and only one panel and the bumpers to go...

Am dreading the bumpers!


Be careful with the bumpers, being plastic and all, they will heat up very quickly and melt away the paint if kept on one spot to long. Keep the machine spinning on it's lowest setting.

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Old 07-08-2018, 04:45 PM   #8
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If polishing clearcoat, correctly used, one pad for the whole car, should not cause a problem. I have torn them on edges etc but never had one explode.
The things that do are, overworking the pad, overloading with product, over speed, over pressure.
Any pad works best at a particular job. If you use it outside its intended role it might fail.
Sounds to me like you needed a firmer pad and or a more aggressive compound/polish, unless you got carried away and were just trying too hard.
I find it is only ever possible, to get a suitable finish, by working at the speed that the machine, pad and polish gives its best results. There can be no rushing, it is not you who dictates the speed for the best result.
Anything else, if you want it to look right, means you will be doing it again having wasted the initial effort.
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Old 07-08-2018, 05:18 PM   #9
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I can echo what Sh1ner has said above.
One pad, although not ideal, will be able to do one full car that is clear coated.
The key factors to a pads life, longevity and effectiveness are:
Cleanliness (to start with), heat, amount of product you load, how often you're cleaning it out between sets, pressure, backing plate, technique, panel temperature, type of polish used.. There's many variables to deal with and that's why no two cars will ever be the same to polish.

For those less experienced with machine polishing, every time you do it you will improve and learn something new.

Good luck with the next polishing session!

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Old 07-08-2018, 06:31 PM   #10
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Thanks guys, hopefully will be a while before the next polish, I may do the bumpers by hand following comments and the fact they are in good condition already.

Next session will be a revisit of the bonnet as from the YouTube videos watched I was under the impression the next to no pressure should be placed on the polisher (hadnít marked it before hand), with todayís efforts and with a marker a little pressure makes a massive difference.


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