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Old 09-22-2012, 10:50 AM   #76
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I usually do an X pattern on the pad.


And by cleaning, i mean get a cloth rag, hold it over the pad still on the machine polisher, and turn it on. It raises the face on the pad, and removes residues.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:52 AM   #77
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http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...tting-buffing/


good sub forum to look at
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:51 AM   #78
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All this information is great, how about this -

Now that we generally understand the concepts of paint restoration, can we get one of you more experienced guys to put together a shopping list for the beginner who wants to do the job correctly?

This would include the specific brands and quantities needed for the job...
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:08 PM   #79
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I like to use a brother brand of pinnacle. They are relatively cheap and easy to work with.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:46 PM   #80
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e30 buffed and polished today

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Old 05-01-2014, 11:55 AM   #81
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Im sure this sounds like a newbie question but what do you mean by "QD" when you refer to removing the excess with a mf and qd? im about to get into this for bimmer fest prep
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Im sure this sounds like a newbie question but what do you mean by "QD" when you refer to removing the excess with a mf and qd? im about to get into this for bimmer fest prep
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:57 AM   #84
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Anyone have links to the original images?
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Agree that this detailing business is a lot more serious than I thought.

I got all excited about shining up my white convertible & bought a bunch of detailing supplies from Griot's Garage. As soon as I opened the box, my kids grabbed the wash mitts and started beating each other senseless with them. I haven't seen them since - they're probably in the boy's room, and it's too scary to go in there.
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This thread is pretty dead, but I have started moving into detailing pretty heavily.

Have a great grasp on techniques, steps, products, etc.

PM me or post in this thread if you have any questions.
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