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Old 15-03-2017, 06:22 PM   #1
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Need help.... Paint looks cloudy ??

Hi all I need your help.

I have a 2016 Skoda Octavia VRS that I've had from new and I've never really been happy with the paint.


For some reason the paint never looks shiny or it never has that deep gloss look of other cars I've seen.

I use a das6 as i always have and I use meguiars m205 and ultimate compound. These have always give me great results in the past.

This afternoon I had a quick play with some sonax profline perfect finish and wasn't very impressed with the results as it added no depth etc to the finish.

So i went back to 205 afterwards using the same pad as i did with the sonax.

The paint although clean doesn't really look like it has any depth or gloss...........





Pad i used ......




Hopefully you can see what i am on about from the photos.

Any ideas what's going on
Many thanks.
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Old 15-03-2017, 06:53 PM   #2
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I take it you done a full decon before you started

Sonax PF is a fantastic finishing polish but by looking at your pictures I would suggest you change the pad if you have some to a white polishing pad, as the black pad is in my eyes hasn't got enough cut or any to break the abrasives down in PF especially on your paint. As for your not getting the deep gloss look, it's probably down to the amount of orange peel in the paint
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Thanks for the reply.

Any recommendations on a decent pad to use with the sonax as I've seen people get good results with it but i never can.

There isn't much orange peel on the paint to be honest.
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Old 15-03-2017, 07:53 PM   #4
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i agree with 'the prof' , Megs UC I never use less than a white pad (CG) or even firmer to make it flash depending what i need. Megs UC finishes down without the need off 205 I suggest you get both white and green pads.
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i agree with 'the prof' , Megs UC I never use less than a white pad (CG) or even firmer to make it flash depending what i need. Megs UC finishes down without the need off 205 I suggest you get both white and green pads.
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Hi thanks for the replies.

When you say get the white and green pads what makes do you actually mean. ?
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Old 15-03-2017, 08:05 PM   #6
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oops me bad , I use Chemical guys pads (CG)
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Old 16-03-2017, 02:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies chaps, ordered myself a lake country white pad.

Going to have a try when it turns up

Is there a particular way I should be using Pf on a das ?
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Old 28-03-2017, 07:05 PM   #8
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Just as an update......

Finally received my lake country white so gave the bonnet and front wings a blast today to get a feel for it ....











I'm much happier with the finish now though I was still getting a lot of dust from the polish.

Is that normal ?
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Old 28-03-2017, 07:30 PM   #9
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It's normal if you use too much polish or work it too long. This is especially true with the more aggressive compounds.
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A lower speed for longer I find helps on more aggressive compounds.
Or making sure the pad is well lubed/primed!
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