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Old 08-06-2018, 03:05 PM   #1
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Using 3M green pad/compund with DAS6Pro

Hi all,

Wondering if someone can advise, I have a car which has suffered a serious case of paint etching from somewhere?!

I did a quick hit with some 3M green compound on a microfibre and it does go, so I was planning o using the DAS6 with a new 3M green pad and the green compund to get this done quick. I'm only interested in removing the etching, not going for a full deswirl job as it is just on a daily.

What is the best method here? I've never really used the 3m stuff, especally with a DAS 6, do I apply some blobs, blob on to the car and then break the compund down with some speed1 passes then bump it up?

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Old 14-06-2018, 02:10 PM   #2
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If its coming off that easy by hand perhaps the green is too much. Try the yellow combo first.

I've had great results with 3M pads and poilishes with both a DAS6 and a rotary.

Yep spread out on 1 and I have just worked it at speeds 3-4 after that.
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Old 14-06-2018, 08:25 PM   #3
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if I was you I would honestly put it in the bin and get something decent. The line os polishes has been superseded many times over now. Buy some modern pads and polishes that were designed with that type of machine in mind
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I guess it would be possible to use the 3M Fast Cut with a DA but suspect it would be hard work. 3M needs a lot of speed with a rotary so a DA will not give the best results.

As suggested above, compounds have moved on a huge amount in recent years, can now buy a compound with aggressive cut but can finish down nicely.

If you really want to use the 3M then give the pad a quick prime and then add a couple of blobs. If the green pad is new then keep compressing it with your fingers to break it in. Once it has soften, it will be much nicer to use. It is very likely that the compound will mar the paint so it will need a polish afterwards
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Exactly as above.

I used the same combo on my da and it was rubbish!

You're best bet is either use it on a rotary or find a better combo for your da.

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