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Old 07-03-2012, 12:20 AM   #11
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I may revise this.

So for light/moderate removal on VW paint (hard i guess?) i maybe be better off going for green and white ? Will the green give enough cut with 105 ?

Its a bloody minefield.
The green will cut well with 105, especially if you apply pressure to the machine... however, you will get a little more cut again if you use the yellow pad with 105. Hard to say what your paint will need without actually polishing it.

Don't guess paint hardness or make any assumptions based on the badge on the bonnet - that can lead you into trouble by assuming paint is hard when the conditions the car has lived in may have softened upper layers of paint, or there may be a respray you don't know about. Generally speaking, VW paint is hard, but that doesn't mean yours is - always try lightest combo first and work up until you get the correction you need.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:24 AM   #12
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Great thread here, have you owned the car since new.
Nope. Only had it a month or so. Hence wanting to get the paint corrected.

Its a great bit of kit though , don't think i'll get bored of the VR6 howl anytime soon.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #13
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The green will cut well with 105, especially if you apply pressure to the machine... however, you will get a little more cut again if you use the yellow pad with 105. Hard to say what your paint will need without actually polishing it.

Don't guess paint hardness or make any assumptions based on the badge on the bonnet - that can lead you into trouble by assuming paint is hard when the conditions the car has lived in may have softened upper layers of paint, or there may be a respray you don't know about. Generally speaking, VW paint is hard, but that doesn't mean yours is - always try lightest combo first and work up until you get the correction you need.
Great advice Dave , you have a wealth of knowledge.

Maybe you original post of black , white and yellow will give me a good starting point range.

Start with #105 on white pad and gauge from there ? If that doesn't cut it then yellow with #105 and finish with #205 on black ?
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Nope. Only had it a month or so. Hence wanting to get the paint corrected.

Its a great bit of kit though , don't think i'll get bored of the VR6 howl anytime soon.
Nice one, what spec is your one, plus the colour as well, i assume it's petrol.
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Nice one, what spec is your one, plus the colour as well, i assume it's petrol.
Deep Blue Pearlescent mk4 R32.
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Deep Blue Pearlescent mk4 R32.
Wow, that's a very special car, they look best in Blue, and incredibly great looking cars; the best golf mk4 model going through the range, nice purchase.

Sorry to rude, whats the mileage on your car, i have been told they are bullet proof engines, and make a real nice sound.

I would love to own one.
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Great advice Dave , you have a wealth of knowledge.

Maybe you original post of black , white and yellow will give me a good starting point range.

Start with #105 on white pad and gauge from there ? If that doesn't cut it then yellow with #105 and finish with #205 on black ?
No, you start with the lightest combo first which would be 205 on black, if more correction is needed then step up to 205 on white, if more correction needed then 105 on white, and if even more then 105 on yellow
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No, you start with the lightest combo first which would be 205 on black, if more correction is needed then step up to 205 on white, if more correction needed then 105 on white, and if even more then 105 on yellow
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has anyone tried the Polish ROCKET 12
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