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Old 05-03-2017, 11:33 AM   #11
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So i gave it another go and im getting much better results after a few trail and errors.

what turned out to work best was turning everything back a new notches, arm speed, DA set to speed 2, using 1 pea of 205 and 1-2 squirt of water on the pad and barely touching the paint. now its gone by 95%.

learned a lot and back to basics really was the way forward, less is more as they say, what surpriced me was that using mostly water seemed to do the trick.

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Old 05-03-2017, 03:15 PM   #12
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Nice to see your getting results. Have a watch at this.

https://youtu.be/XR7FjbCDWlU
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:03 PM   #13
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Nice to see your getting results. Have a watch at this.

https://youtu.be/XR7FjbCDWlU
had not seen that episode before and its pretty much exactly what I ended up with but he used even more water it seems, appreciate the link very much chongo.
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had not seen that episode before and its pretty much exactly what I ended up with but he used even more water it seems, appreciate the link very much chongo.
No problem mate be nice to see some pictures of the outcome mate.
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:39 PM   #15
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Nice to see your getting results. Have a watch at this.

https://youtu.be/XR7FjbCDWlU
Professor that's just what I was thinking. Forget the video for a minute. With super soft paint and a smat polish like M205 work up from the softest pad you've got. Speed and technique do play a part but it's often the foam that causes the marring. However if a softer pad is not letting the polish do its correction when you step up to a firmer pad keep it moist with generous sprays of water. This softens the effect of the firmer foam cells but in turn lets the polish correct. Good video by the way when I first watched it certainly put many personal polishing experiences into context! Good look with your finish OP!
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Old 06-03-2017, 06:15 AM   #16
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Professor that's just what I was thinking. Forget the video for a minute. With super soft paint and a smat polish like M205 work up from the softest pad you've got. Speed and technique do play a part but it's often the foam that causes the marring. However if a softer pad is not letting the polish do its correction when you step up to a firmer pad keep it moist with generous sprays of water. This softens the effect of the firmer foam cells but in turn lets the polish correct. Good video by the way when I first watched it certainly put many personal polishing experiences into context! Good look with your finish OP!
I had to think about this for a while and it makes sense. just for fun I went back and tried a few different approaches on a testpanel, adding more water to the mix on a harder pad (white) verses less amount of water on a softer pad (black) - both with good result but switching back to either pad just using the m205 created marring in my case, so adding water to the mix in case of soft paint definitely has its place and I think proves your point that its the foam (and some extent the polish) that creates that marring and water just adds that protection between the foam and paint. Still new to all this so its a lot to take in and consider.

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Old 12-03-2017, 08:06 PM   #17
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No problem mate be nice to see some pictures of the outcome mate.
certainly sir, I'm not the best of camera users but managed to get a few of them. still a bit to go as i´m awaiting my new mini Shinemate EP803 to get to all the hard to reach areas like door sills, front bumper, lower plastics etc. and a few isolated scratches here and there.

these are after the black pad as mentioned and quick wipe with panel wipe.


















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Mate that's some very nice work you've done and am glad you took the advice in the end, it just shows that persistence pays off and it has definitely shown here look forward to when it's completely finished mate
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Mate that's some very nice work you've done and am glad you took the advice in the end, it just shows that persistence pays off and it has definitely shown here look forward to when it's completely finished mate
Cheers mate, appreciate that. I will post updates as I go with the new Shinemate, think I have an old projekt thread I will have to update.
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Great to see you're getting the results now, car looks awesome!
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