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Old 27-06-2019, 03:21 PM   #1
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Intro & Beginner to DA’s - Help

Hi all,

Just a quick hello and asking for some tips for my first DA. I’ve just joined the forum but have been using DW for the last year and have got loads of great information!

I’ve taken detailing seriously over the last couple of years but have only just got myself a DA and am looking for some guidance. Just looking to do a 1 Stage/step correction on a white Ford Focus 2008 with very light to medium swirling under good lighting and add as much possible gloss as I can. Products I’ve just bought:

Cheap-ish random orbital DA
2 x CG green hex logic pads
Sonax PF

I would appreciate if there’s any pointers anyone could give for a beginner or more suited products.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 27-06-2019, 04:58 PM   #2
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A few general pointers

Make sure everything is perfectly clean as you dont want to pick up dirt on your pad
Properly prime the pad the first time you use it with polish not water or QD
Change your pads often 1 per pannel
Hit the heavy defects first on the pannel then polish the rest
Make sure you have a good light source
Machine polish the glass as well
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Old 27-06-2019, 08:21 PM   #3
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Have you had a look at forensic detailing on YouTube? He's just done a quick beginners intro to machine polishing video

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Old 27-06-2019, 09:26 PM   #4
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A few general pointers

Make sure everything is perfectly clean as you dont want to pick up dirt on your pad
Properly prime the pad the first time you use it with polish not water or QD
Change your pads often 1 per pannel
Hit the heavy defects first on the pannel then polish the rest
Make sure you have a good light source
Machine polish the glass as well
Many thanks especially on the priming as wouldn’t have known that!
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Have you had a look at forensic detailing on YouTube? He's just done a quick beginners intro to machine polishing video

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I have indeed - it’s what made me buy the Sonax PF and finally try a DA but was just seeing if there were any last expert pointers before I try this weekend
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Old 27-06-2019, 09:30 PM   #6
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Search function and Youtube. Enjoy !!
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