Swirl removal - cutting or polishing pad?

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  1. gadorg

    gadorg Harry Caray: But what if it were made of barbecue OT Supporter

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    Hey fellas,

    I completed my first detail of my '96 Integra this weekend with a PC7424 and Edge 2000 pads; generally happy with the results except for the swirl marks. I used Sonus SFX-2 Light Swirl Remover, first with an orange Edge 2000 pad (light cutting), and when that didn't seem to do anything, I tried a deeper cutting pad (Edge 2000 green). However, after all of that, I still see swirls/cobwebs. I was going to try Sonus SFX-1 Compound that I've read should attack the swirls better (as well as some of the tougher oxidation spots on the wing), but the question is should I use a cutting pad or should I use a polishing pad for the job? If a cutting pad, should I start out with the orange (light cutting) pad first?
     
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    smoothie. Guest

    im not familiar with sonus swirl removers, but what speed was the pc at?
     
  3. gadorg

    gadorg Harry Caray: But what if it were made of barbecue OT Supporter

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    I set the speed at between 4.5 and 5 when using the cutting pads....
     
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    gadorg Harry Caray: But what if it were made of barbecue OT Supporter

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    Is there a particular oxidation/swirl remover compound you would recommend?
     
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    a good claybar, followed by meguiars swirl remover 1 and 2.0 is a cheap way to get rid of swirls.
     
  6. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    6!!!!!

    Crank that bitch up and push down! Read the detailing edu for more information.

    Go up in polish aggressiveness first, then pad. Less chance of micromarring on softer paints that way.
     
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    gadorg Harry Caray: But what if it were made of barbecue OT Supporter

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    Thanks, I'll give those a shot!
     
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    gadorg Harry Caray: But what if it were made of barbecue OT Supporter

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    Thanks Scott!
     
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    gadorg Harry Caray: But what if it were made of barbecue OT Supporter

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    Oh, so read the detailing EDU in detail; so I should start off with the more aggressive polisher with a polishing pad instead of a light cutting pad? Or is it OK to go with the light cutting pad with the more aggressive polish?
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    I came here to post that, always use speed 6 when using the PC for defect removal.
     
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    Always start with least aggressive pad/polish first, then go more aggressive. If you get the results you are wanting with a polishing pad, then you're done, if not then try again with light cutting pad, then med cutting pad, etc. Make sense?
     
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    gadorg Harry Caray: But what if it were made of barbecue OT Supporter

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    Makes sense! Thanks again for your input :bigthumb:
     
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    No problem. We are all here to share and learn from each other. :h5:
     

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