Tried using my PC yesterday

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  1. fallenauthority

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    Ok so I took my first stab at detailing yesterday, didnt turn out so hot. Used poorboys SSR1 on an orange wolfgang pad on speed 6 and worked across the surface at about an inch a second. Paint still has some swirls and it looks kind of hazy at certain angles. What did I do wrong?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    SSR1 is a finishing polish, not a swirl remover.
     
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    Forgive my noobness scott lol. Glad you responded though seeings as you seem to be the local expert. Well I tried using SSR2.5 as well after SSR1 didnt work and it left a really hazy appearance like you could still see the paint was black but it just had no depth to it so I went over that spot with SSR1 on another orange WG pad(which i imagine is a mistake seeings that you said SSR1 is a finishing polish so I shouldve used the white polishing pad I have. Would it have hazed up due to me using a light cutting pad?
     
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    Finishing with the Orange pad, can be done, but only with some experience behind you.
    Proper process would have been:
    SSR 2.5 Orange
    SSR 1 White.
    Hats off to you for trying the SSR 1 first though.
    Persnally, go with the SSR 1 and white, and just get use to the machine, settings, product, and pad. Get some time on it before trying to make larger corrections....
    2.5 can be tricky to finish down for a newb.....
     
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    Yeah, what Patrick said.
     
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    Thanks fellas, ill try that when I get some more time on my hands to take another shot at this polishing thing. Yea I used SSR1 first because i have read around here to use the least abrasive polish first then if necessary to bump it up to a more aggressive polish.
     
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    Well I went at it further today, was able to work out some pretty bad swirls and scratches on my car as well as my dads car. I just needed to slow down, and apply a bit more pressure and it worked out just fine :)
    And of course now its raining :( Oh well. Thanks for your help guys!
     
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    Fallen - You're doing the right thing by 1) trying 2) asking good questions. There is some awesome information in the sticky posts for reference. I'm still learning new stuff from those posts.
     

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