How Does Optimum Polish Compair to Meg's #9, #80, #83?

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  1. MSIGuy

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    So, I've been reading up on a little more of Meg's pro line, and it kinda sounds like what I'd like to try is some Meg's #80 (but on what pad I'm not sure) followed with some #9 if needed, followed with some #7, couple coats of NXT 2.0 and a topper of S100.

    Now I've got some Optimum Polish that I've been wanting to try too, (still a first timer on correction) and I was thinking of doing a 50/50 (prob on a test panel) of some Meg's #80 then #9 and #7 versus some OP (don't know what pad either) followed by some #7 to see what I like more.

    So first question is, how do they compare, and then what pad should I use on each? I've got pretty much the whole LC color set.
     
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    You can vary the cut of Optimum Polish via pad pretty easily. With a cutting pad, it is similar to #83/polishing pad and with a polishing pad, OP has a touch more cut that #80 and definitely more than #9.
     
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    That's kinda what I figgured. Maybe you can give me an opinion about this. After reading on Meg's forum there was a whole bunch of a talk about not using any sort of a cutting pad on a DA as anything over a polishing pad ended up leaving marring. What's the big deal about that though? Can't you just hit it with #9/OP on a polishing pad? That would finish down to LSP ready wouldn't it?
     
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    On harder paints, I get little to no marring with the UDM using a cutting pad, softer paints can be a problem using anything more than a polishing pad though.
     
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    Well, I just picked up some Meg's #80 to compare to some Optimum Polish, see what I like more.

    I've got 2x of LC CCS Yellow, Orange, and White pads, and 1x of the Gray, Blue, and Red.

    Color/Cut gauge chart here.

    I was figuring on using the White pad with #80 followed with #9 on the other white or gray then glazing with #7 and finishing up with some NXT on the red pad. Or should I step up to #80 on the orange pad, #9 on the white, #7 on the gray and NXT 2.0 on the red.

    Then for the Optimum Polish I figured I'd start off with a white pad and and if need be step up to an orange. Will that generally finish down enough to leave it LSP ready or should I hit it with a white or gray pad to remove any marring (if there is any) then glaze and seal?

    I'm planning on trying this on a test panel (once I can get my hands on one) and I'll be sure to take pictures and post the results (figure its been done quite a bit, but someone might like the comparison).

    I know this is a ton to ask and kinda wordy, but any input suggestions would be great! Thanks!
     
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    There is no way to answer your question. It depends on the paint hardness and condition and I have no way of knowing what you actually have in front of you. General rule of thumb is to start with a mild to medium combo and go up as needed-polish first, then pad.
     
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    Okay, go up by polish first then pad. That makes sense. I've got a white Scion and from what I understand its kind of a mid range hardness. The swirls are probably light to a light moderate.

    I guess I was just looking to see what I should do with the Meg's stuff go up in pad first or product. Thanks for the help!
     

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