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Old 12-03-2009, 11:29 AM   #1
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What pads and polish for makita do I need ?

Hi every one.
I am new on the forum and have a really daft questions
I bought Makita 9227 polisher and would like to give a good polish some time but I don't now what pads I have to buy to do the job.
Another thing is what polish to use ? Any ideas ?
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:08 PM   #2
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What's the car in question, do you have a budget and do you also intend to do friends/family's cars?
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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Hi
So car is a Mazda 323 Fastback Blue Mica 2002
I am looking for good quality pads and want to do my own car only.
Could you tell me if I can reuse pads after polishing or need to buy new one for next job ?
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:41 PM   #4
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You can re-use pads after polishing but they require cleaning - delicate hand washing works fairly well, although each time they are washed they will loose some rigidity.

Pad wise it's really personal preference but i'd stick to 3M, Lake County, Meguiars and Sonus, all of which are readily available. You will also need spot pads and a smaller backing plate remember.

In terms of polish it depends what level of correction your after. Menzerna Intensive and Final Finish together with Megs #83 and #80 with pads to suit would be my recommendation.
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Thank you Very much pal
That will do :]
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #6
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Iv'e never worked on one of those cars so it's worth noting that in the above post iv'e assumed the paint will be harder than it actually might be. You may see some really great results with just a dedicated finishing polish or something such as Dodo Juice Lime Prime. If that's the case there is no need to buy the more agressive polish and pads unless your after near perfection.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:17 PM   #7
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I think I'll start with finishing polish first and then decide to try something more aggressive if I am not happy :]
I will post some photos when finished and let you know
Thanks for another advice.
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