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Old 01-12-2007, 03:28 PM   #1
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DoDo Lime Prime scratching the surface!?

I am currently sorting my bike over winter months and am in the process of polishing the plastic fairing.
I am using my rotary with a blue spot pad and 85RD as always. I decided to try some lime prime instead of the usual hd cleanse but for some reason the LP is swirling it up again!? not seen this before.

This is the black fairing after polishing:

Application of Lime Prime with a new ***** MF pad (never had trouble with these pads)

After removing the LP

Camera flash:

After re polishing with 85RD (looks spot on again)

Application of HD cleanse on the other side of the same mf pad (just to test the pad)

HD removed:

Camers flash:

you can obviously see the difference left by both pre wax cleaners. I havnt seen this before?

any suggestions?

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Try the lime prime again on the same part to see what happens
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Pad you're applying the lp is buggered on that side maybe or maybe a different microfibre you're using to take it off is knackered?
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I did a black Lexus with ridiculously soft paint this week.
Also used Lime Prime but had no problems at all.
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:30 PM   #5
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Only thing I can think of is Lime Prime does contain some very mild abrasives, and as such these need to be broken down, by hand its easy but it does need a little effort to do. Just a thought, as I've used LP on black honda paint and no issues.
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:37 PM   #6
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Lime Prime doesn't feel abrasive - I would try another applicator pad?
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lp was used at the cornish meet on both porches dark blue. with no problems.
does seem a bit odd
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LP shouldn't have any abrasives in it at all - it's just a chemical cleaner to remove oil residues from whichever polishing compounds you used for correction that contain them - chiefly your Meguiar's (and 3M?). Shouldn't need to use it after Menzerna - but it'll do no harm if you do.
I'd have to say it's either an application pad/removal cloth issue, unless you've got a dodgy bottle of LP for some reason or other.
As already suggested, try using a different applicator/remover and on a different panel to see if you're still getting the same result.

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lp does have very very light abrasiaves, even the dodo said it did

i wonder, it looks on the application pic you went side to side, how come you have circular swirls?

perhaps it was already swirled up and the lime prime removed all the fillers from another product? just a thought
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How about doing an IPA wipe down after the 85RD and checking. The oils in it could be masking the swirls and the lime prime is then removing those oils where as the hd cleanse doesn't or leaves behind it's own that are masking them. Those swirls look circlular, but the lime prime looks to have been applied in straight lines. If it is the product the scratches will be in what ever direction the product was applied.
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