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Old 07-09-2017, 09:25 PM   #1
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Recommendations for SEAT Leon

I've now dipped into the world of machine polishing, i.e. I've got a DAS6 Pro and a scrap panel to practice on but I wondered if anyone has any advice/recommendations for pads and compounds for correcting my Leon?

I was watching Forensic Detailing and quite liked the look of S30 and CG Green pads but I'd like to be sure that's the best/better option before purchasing.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:35 PM   #2
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On my 2016 Leon I used a lake country polishing pad with Scholl s30 with my rotary and it worked well

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It depends on how bad the paint is and how far you want to go in correcting it i.e just removing the swirl marks or trying to remove some of the deeper marks as well. but you could have a look at the hex logic pad chart and see what results you could expect with which pad but the green pad is my usual starting point which correcting paint but this is usually on classics, so this may differ a bit on a newer car
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Cheers for the options, I'm only really looking to remove swirls. The car is 5 years old and looks like it's been put through a car wash prior to my ownership so has plenty of light swirls.
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I used Menzerna pads and polish on my Mk1 Leon with excellent results.
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http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=284956

This post is a bit more in-depth about the hex logic pads.
Just remember that German paint is usually hard
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Have a -06 black Leon and used orange hex and KC H8.02 and that got pretty much most of the scratches out. But that was i quite hard paint i must say.

wnt with Essence and white hex after but that became a bit to big step and didn't really came out as i hoped.
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http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=284956

This post is a bit more in-depth about the hex logic pads.
Just remember that German paint is usually hard
Thanks for that, I'm looking to do a single step at this stage hence the S30 however that link indicates that the green might not suit.

I might take a look at the pad that Brummy Pete has used.
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Thanks for that, I'm looking to do a single step at this stage hence the S30 however that link indicates that the green might not suit.

I might take a look at the pad that Brummy Pete has used.
It's the orange light cut lake country ccs pad, remember I used a rotary so you may need to persevere as your using a da

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I've just realised that I mean S20 Black, not S30. I'm not sure how different it is from S30
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