I'm out of #82, is #205 the new hotness?

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  1. Jackhole

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    205 , to me, is one of the best there is or has been. I use it with the DA (G110) and love it. I mainly use it with LC's white pads. I only use low profile 5.5 inch pads. They cut better since there is more rotation with this size. It is more expensive than #82 but I think it's well worth it. Remember, the abrasives do not break down as you work it. The lubricants simply dry up. It takes time to get use to this but the results are much better (sometimes faster).
     
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    Probably a good time to switch to #205 then, since I'm going to be purchasing the 7424XP when it comes out. That way, I'll have a new tool and a new (and apparently better) compound to use it with. I've only used DAC/P by hand.

    I'm also considering switching to #105 when I run out of #83 Swirl Free Polish.
     
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    I have heard and seen that people are switching for 105 from other compounds since 105 works faster and much better than, let's say #83. I'm one of those converts:)
     
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    All I use are.......

    LC 5.5 inch low pro pads
    105 and 205
    G110 (DA)
    Meguiar's D-151
    Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax (6 weeks durability easily)
    a few other LSP's for certain colors like silver.

    I just have not needed a rotary with 105/205 and Kevin Brown's Method. I really really wish I still had my Cyclo though.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Trust me, on a Corvette you will. #105 via G110 didn't do squat on that red Corvette. However, #205 works a lot better via rotary than I expected. Nearly hologram free, even after letting the car bake in the full sun. Do that with #83 and in 2-3 minutes anything you missed will be painfully obvious. :noes:

    When I am going a single polishing step basic detail, pretty much all I use are Meguiars #205 or #151, or Optimum Polish II or Poli-Seal. Between those 4, I can get pretty good one polishing step results.
     

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