How often do you place compound on PC?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Dracord, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Dracord

    Dracord Always late on title changes

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2001
    Messages:
    9,569
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Marquette, MI
    I was just wondering about compound use. I'm using poorboys ssr2 and dabbing about this much on the pad and placing in a few spots on my hood

    http://www.guidetodetailing.com/article_images/prewax1.jpg

    It seems that it will break down into a very dry haze and I feel like I should be using more on a second pass on the hood. How often should you reapply compound to the pc?
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

    Joined:
    May 5, 2000
    Messages:
    160,168
    Likes Received:
    768
    Location:
    Home of the Texas Rangers
    I agree, that looks like way too much product. The abrasives will ride up over the oils and not break down properly.

    Cut back and work smaller sections anyway. Break the hood into 4 sections to polish.
     
  3. Phishy4

    Phishy4 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    3,534
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Murderapolis, MN
    Waaay to much product. I honestly use an extremely thin "x" across the center of the pad when I use Optimum compound. If you use too much it will actually haze the paint because of the abrasives not breaking down (like Scott said). I try to only work about a 2ft by 2ft area at a time when compounding.
     
  4. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    EXACTLY what I do.

    I use to use that same amount of compound. Would take like 10 minutes for it to disappear and not get any results. So I used less, took less time, and looke so much better!
     
  5. Buck-O

    Buck-O Guest

    Ive intentionally clogged the tip of my SSR2.5 bottle with some superglue.
    I found it despensed WAY to much product onto the pad.

    Less is more.
     
  6. Dracord

    Dracord Always late on title changes

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2001
    Messages:
    9,569
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Marquette, MI
    Alright, I guess I was just worried about not using enough. Thanks guys, I'll give that a try and will come back with some pictures
     

Share This Page