Doing an M3, Do I really need special PC pads?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Fierocious, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Fierocious

    Fierocious New Member

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    I've seen several online detailing supply stores offer special german paint PC pads? Do I really need them? The car is slightly older M3. Any other precautions I need to follow?
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    link to these pads? I've never heard of such a thing.

    I know some german clear coats are supposed to be very hard, so I wonder if they're just stronger cutting pads....

    At any rate, you'll be fine with your normal pads, as long as you follow the 'least aggressive step to correct the issue' rule..

    Don't forget the pics!
     
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    Propel pads ( www.exceldetail.com ) also have more open foam cells that work great on German paints.
     
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    ah poo. Do you think I really need them? Would my current normal LC CP pads work just not as well? or would I be doing bad? I'm doing this car thursday
     
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    I use LC and Meguiars pads on German paint all the time, I really don't think it makes much difference.
     
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    ok cool. I don't think it needs much correcting with a harsh compound or anything. Just some polish and wax.
     
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    Just got it to my house a while ago. I love the car, blast to drive. Check for pics later.
     
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    As promised.
    http://www.apexautocare.com/gallery/v/98m3/
    From there you can check out my other projects I've worked too. Have a peek
    Maybe it just me, but I think the car could look better. I dunno if its my PC skillz or the products I'm using. What speeds do you guys normally use? I never really go higher than 4 or 5
    I used menzerna IP, FP and FMJ on that car. Has anybody else used menzerna products and been disappointed? I'm really looking forward to getting some PB ssr's. I'm wondering if it would make a diff.
     

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