Posted 15 April 2020 - 06:13 PM
I've just bought myself a machine polisher. I havent bought a super duper brand if I'm honest, but the it seemed good value and its arrived today and actually looks really good quality. It's a Ferrex and is sold with a 3 years warranty.
Im not new to machine polishing, I worked in a body shop for a few years when i left school in 2002. Back then i used big thick polishing pads with G3 that allowed for a fair bit of error. The new buffer has arrived with a wool pad with only a small amount of padding and a foam pad with a fair bit of padding. What is the sequence of them? Wool 1st and foam after or vice versa. I have been looking at other pads and they dont appear a lot different to what I have. But I'm open to suggested products etc.
Thanks in advance
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Posted 15 April 2020 - 07:21 PM
It is a fairly low speed machine I think - 3000 rpm max?
Even with the low speed I would avoid the wool pad unless you are after a major correction. I would (and have) the hexlogic pads and Meguires Pro 105 Ultra Cut with a medium or heavy polishing pad - if you need a lot of correction then you need to look at the cutting pads. Finishing with Megs 205 with the appropriate pads.
If you are anywhere near Huntingdon I have a lifetime supply of the 105 and you are welcome to some - I was sent a gallon by mistake.
Posted 15 April 2020 - 07:23 PM
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Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:58 AM
You need a range of pads. You also need to then think about the pad / polish mix. Heavy correction - cutting pad and aggressive polish, minor correction polishing pad with cutting polish - in either scenario finishing pad with fine polish.
Edited by Evil Diesel, 16 April 2020 - 07:58 AM.
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Posted 16 April 2020 - 06:32 PM
No worries mate - take it slow and look forward to the results!
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Posted 25 April 2020 - 01:54 PM
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Posted 25 April 2020 - 04:04 PM
It is just going to be a bit of work with the fine polish - I wouldn't worry about it. Its not like we have anything else to do.
Spent nearly 2 hours working on the exhaust tips yesterday (surprising amount of tar on top of them) - like I said - nothing else to do...