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Old 26-11-2017, 11:00 PM   #11
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Is there any particular reason why your using Menz 3500??
After sanding i normally like to use a more aggressive polish/compound and then refine further with a finishing polish

So maybe the 2500 just aren't being polished out
Have you got anything more aggressive to use and then refine after?
Itís the most aggressive polish I have. I have Farelca G3 but still donít think thatís coarse enough. What would you suggest that would be better suited to polish then refine?

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Old 26-11-2017, 11:02 PM   #12
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Those marks will be the remains of your 400 grit attack and wonít budge until you repeat the whole sequence working your way up the papers from 800 again. Just keep working at them, they will budge eventually.
Do I polish between grades or sand with 800 followed directly on top with the 1200 and then 2500?

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Old 26-11-2017, 11:09 PM   #13
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Itís the most aggressive polish I have. I have Farelca G3 but still donít think thatís coarse enough. What would you suggest that would be better suited to polish then refine?

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Personally, if I have headlights that need sanding I go from 1500 down to 5000 with the grades of paper i have (normally 2000, 2500 and 3000), and then polish with Menz 400 and refine with Koch Chem M2

The Menz makes sure that all the sanding marks are all gone

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The reason they are still there is because you went to aggressive at the start.
Go over with 1500 ten 3000 followed by a compound and finishing polish.
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Thanks for the reply guys.

Got some megs ultimate compound and a finishing polish so will attack again with the grades and add 1500 in.
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Just to confirm do I compound after every grade of sanding? 800 - compound/ 1200 -compund/ 1500 -compound etc

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Old 28-11-2017, 06:50 PM   #17
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Just to confirm do I compound after every grade of sanding? 800 - compound/ 1200 -compund/ 1500 -compound etc

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No compounding between grades of wet and dry.

800 wet and dry to remove the 400 sanding marks.
1200 wet and dry to remove the 800 sanding marks.
1500 wet and dry to remove the 1200 sanding marks.
Compound to remove the 1500 sanding marks.

If you can get 2500 wet and dry means less machine polishing.

Hope that helps

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Old 28-11-2017, 06:54 PM   #18
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Perfect really appreciate that thanks

Yes i have 2500 too so ill add that to the process then compound.

I have a white hard pad and a orange medium pad so that should be sufficient.

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Orange medium pad should be fine if you finish after 2500 wet and dry.

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Yea going to go through the grades and finish on 2500. Then orange pad with the megs ultimate compound and then refine with the polish

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