what am I doing wrong with my orbital polisher?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by t1h, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. t1h

    t1h Guest

    I have a HF 7" polisher I picked up a while back. Decided to try it out so I bought some Mequire's Scratch X. Washed the car, then put some scratch-x on the car and turned on the polisher. as soon as the polisher contacted the scratch-x it flung it everywhere. what am I doing wrong?
     
  2. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    try putting the product on the pad itself and spreading it on the car first and then turn on the polisher at a low speed and then turn it up gradually....

    this insures that you don't waste the product by flinging it :)

    also what i do is soak my pads in water and wring them out so they are soft....

    this is the method i use that works well for me :)
     
  3. RyeLou

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    I do something very similar to above with a slight difference. I spray a little bit of a certain solution onto the pad before I put the product on the pad. From there it's the same thing...put the product on the pad, spread it out on the area you're doing and start with a low speed to work the product around and then move up in speed to work it in the paint.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    HF 7" polisher?

    Scratch-X can be used via machine but a better choice is Meguiars #9 Swirl Remover. I also apply polish to the pad instead of the paint.
     
  5. t1h

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    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=92623

    thanks guys, i'll try applying the polish to the pad and see how that goes. i'll stop by autozone and see if I can get Meguiar's #9 there. walmart's selection is lacking
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    With a rotary, once the pad is primed, if you prefer to lay the product down on the paint, pull the rotary towards you at a lower speed to pick up the product and begin to spread it.
     
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    Start out at a lower speed to work the polish onto the paint before turning up the speed to get the product to work the paint.
     

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