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Old 13-10-2007, 09:46 PM   #21
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Some pics from me

Couple of befores





Recent repray gave an average bonet thickness of around 230 to 240 microns



Out with the 2000 for a test square



Uuummmmm



This test polished out with the desired results so on to the whole bonnet. This shows the finish after 4000 grit



Steve on the Milwakee



After an application of HD Cleanse. It was out with the Rubbish Boy's Original Edition



Then the result



All in all a good first outing

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Old 13-10-2007, 09:48 PM   #22
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that's very impressive,should speed up a full paint correction in a breath (no wonder paul (miracle) uses one !!) how does it perform over sharp swage lines,does the backing pad flex enough ?

The pads are the Abrilon system and have about 5mm of foam on them. Thats the only flex but it wasn't so bad. You would have to be cautious.
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Old 13-10-2007, 09:51 PM   #23
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do you have a close up of the bonnet to show the change in orange peel? I know PD uses this bit of kit i think his has a water feed aswell.
Excellent bit of kit though! and awesome vid
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Old 13-10-2007, 09:54 PM   #24
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No need for the water feed really as the pads hold a lot of water themselves
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Get it warmed up, I suspect it could be busy tomorrow
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The pads are the Abrilon system and have about 5mm of foam on them. Thats the only flex but it wasn't so bad. You would have to be cautious.
I guess that we could have gone with a 3m intermediate pad between the dics and the sander if needed.

For a first run out with this bit of kit today I can already see that it has a huge potential in the right hands / on the right job.

You can get a consistent reduction in thickness over a set area with a lot more ease than any polisher that I have used to date.

I do feel that caution should be used though to prevent sand through.
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Old 13-10-2007, 09:59 PM   #27
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Wanna do a whole car and see how it goes?????
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a nice improvment in orange peel there
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Old 13-10-2007, 10:07 PM   #29
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No need for the water feed really as the pads hold a lot of water themselves
That really suprised me Jon - Did I see you wringing out the pads at the end?

I know that we talked about water feed etc before you bought these models, but I realy don't think that you need all the hassles of the extra piping. he spray with Megs #00 solution seemed to do the trick.

The other bit that suprised me was just how 'flat' the paint looked after sanding, almost like we'd painted it with some grey paint. It was pretty easy to see when the surface OP had gone.
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Old 13-10-2007, 10:12 PM   #30
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great vid and great work!
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