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Old 05-22-2013, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Boi View Post
Great job bud. UC and UP are the little brothers to M105 & M205. A lot easer to work with, but cut a little less. I use them all the time.

Also, I'd top the 2.0 with some M26 paste, on a jeweling pad. It will give you an extra layer of protection, and make the black look richer
Yes, I've used the professional series Mcguairs products before. They definitely do work very well. At this time my truck wasn't in bad enough shape to need a lot of cutting (just needed to remove small scratches from winter washing and such) so I thought I'd give these products a shot.

Here's a picture of my previous car that I used the profession series products on.



Went over it all once with the fine cut polish and light cutting pad and then again with swirl remover and a polishing pad. With the rotary buffer it still had a small amount of polishing swirls in it that I couldn't get out. But for 10 year old paint it came out pretty good. I definitely got a lot of compliments on it.

I'll look into the M26 paste with a jeweling pad. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Originally Posted by primo spaghetti View Post
great work.

a tip for the porter cable machine. drop down to 5.5" pads and 4" pads.

6.5 is a bit big for the free floating spindle design of the porter cable.

youll be able to compound at 5 with the 5.5" pads and will notice the machine feels like it has a bit more power and correction with the smaller pads.

keep an arsenal of the 4" pads for tight areas or areas where there are bodylines. the PC will stop oscillating on deep ridges or bodylines, but the 4" pads help here. This free floating spindle design is what makes it very safe to use.

IMO, a DA takes longer to get the results of a rotary, but it finishes down perfect without the holograms or "buffer trails" that a rotary can impart.
Thanks primo! I've definitely noticed what you're saying about the pad size and power. For the really flat areas and the small amount of cutting I have to do to correct the paint these are working very well. But yes, when getting into the body lines and contours I definitely have to let up a lot to keep the pad spinning. Then I just end up going over it a few more times to make sure I'm getting the same results as the flat spots. I will definitely be ordering some smaller pads for the next time I do this.

Yes, fully agree on the difference between the DA and rotary. Honestly I'd much rather spend the time with the DA to avoid the holograms from the rotary. I'm also a lot more comfortable doing it with a DA on my new truck rather than risking burning the paint with the rotary.
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