Marring while buffing after compound/polish??

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  1. mr_rammstein

    mr_rammstein OT Supporter

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    hey guys!!

    when i compound/polish, while i buff w/ the microfibers, it appears that i add marring to the paint

    i thought my cloths were totally clean - i always wash them after use etc and air dry them

    im using a PC w/ lake country pads, optimum compound/polish, and microfibers from e-shine

    i tried rubbing the microfiber on a CD to see if it would scratch and it didnt

    any ideas???
     
  2. justin30513

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    Make sure your pad is clean. I clean mine from panel to panel. Also, make sure you're not using to much polish and that you're letting letting it breakdown. I was using way to much polish and I got marring. I backed it down and man, tons better plus I'm saving polish.
     
  3. mr_rammstein

    mr_rammstein OT Supporter

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    thanks i'll give that a shot!! :)
     
  4. Buck-O

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    Its either to much polish....or the more common problem...not working it down enough.

    Take your time, and make sure you break it all the way down, otherwise you will just be maring the shit out of your paint. ANd thats a real pain in the ass to fix.
     
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    How do you know exactly when it's broken down enough?
     
  6. mr_rammstein

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    ditto

    i thought i was breaking it down enough - maybe im not
     
  7. Buck-O

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    When its 98% disappeared off the paint, and your lift with nothing but an almost nonxsistent clear film on the paint, then its broken down enough.

    When your wiping off the polish, you shouldent really be able to see any residue on the towel (aside from dusting), or feel much resistence as your removing it.

    If your picking up polish, or feeling alot of resistence when removing. Your not breaking it down enough.


    Make sence?
     
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    Ahhhh, thanks. Then I was doing it correctly. :bigthumb:
     
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    I was getting the exact same issue w/OC and orange LC pads. I was using what turned out to be WAY to much polish (at least for Optimum). I cut back and it worked perfect.
     
  10. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I agree with the others, Optimum seems real sensitive to too much polish...although, in the end, that is a good thing! Definitely cuts better when you use less as well.

    Another option is to follow Optimum with either Clearkote's Vanilla Moose or Meguiars #80 Speed Glaze.
     
  11. justin30513

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    I wonder if anyone could post pics of this process. Would be an AWESOME EDU.
     
  12. mr_rammstein

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    thanks a bunch for all the tips guys!!
     
  13. spitfyre

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    I think I use to much polish to. I would assume compund works the same way?
     
  14. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Yes, if you use too much product, the lubricating oils just slide around on each other and the abrasives do not polish the paint as effectively or break down properly.
     

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