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Old 10-13-2014
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Default can't seem to avoid "dusting"--why?

FG400 and SF4000 work great for me...by hand with microfiber. But when I use my DA (Griots), it spews "dust" all over the place. Actually, it's more like tiny balls of polish more than dust. It starts almost immediately, so I don't think the pad is dirty. I usually start at speed 2 to spread the product and then go to 5 or so. Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong? Am I using too much product? Or do I need to prime the pad first? Or should I switch to a microfiber pad? Appreciate anyone's suggestions on this.
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FG400 and SF4000 work great for me...by hand with microfiber. But when I use my DA (Griots), it spews "dust" all over the place. Actually, it's more like tiny balls of polish more than dust. It starts almost immediately, so I don't think the pad is dirty. I usually start at speed 2 to spread the product and then go to 5 or so. Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong? Am I using too much product? Or do I need to prime the pad first? Or should I switch to a microfiber pad? Appreciate anyone's suggestions on this.
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A good way to reduce dusting is to clean the pad(new or used) before applying polish because some polish may get trap on to the pores of the pad from previous usage. Also mist some quick detail spray on the face of the pad before use.

I personally notice only slight dusting with FG400 and PF2500, but love them both
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Thanks guys. I was doing the hood, in sections about 2' x 2' or so. Maybe I should just run the DA with the pad and see if it is, in fact, old polish that's just stuck deep inside the foam. I generally wash them with Simple Green.
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Old 10-14-2014
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believe it or not it could be the weather. If it's to humid some products tend to throw tantrums and become a little more difficult to work with however i have not yet experienced the gum balls but the dusting i have encountered.
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This might be a long shot, but check your backing plate out.

I was using an old backing plate (age wise, but not a whole lot of use) a couple of weeks ago, and I was wondering what was flying out of my pad suddenly. It didn't really look like polish dust - it was a bit chunky looking and looked a touch yellowish. I stopped to clean the pad, but nothing about the pad seemed abnormal, so I turned it back on and more bits of stuff went flying instantly. A bit baffled, I turned the speed down and backed off to basically no pressure, but kept the pad lightly contacting the paint.

After a second or two the backing plate let go and went flying with the pad still stuck to it. All I had left stuck my GG6 was the screw threads and a little bit of urethane. Suddenly all those bits of strange "dust" made sense...
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Thanks guys. I was doing the hood, in sections about 2' x 2' or so. Maybe I should just run the DA with the pad and see if it is, in fact, old polish that's just stuck deep inside the foam. I generally wash them with Simple Green.
Prime the pad and no need to spread the polish.
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If you have a latex glove put it on and run your buffer upside down. Place the backside of your hand (The one with the latex glove on) on the spinning pad and watch the dust fly. Catch the edge and side of the pad too. Once finished give the pad a spray of QD than prime it.
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. I sure hope it's not my backing plate! I'll experiment a bit and hope I can eliminate this problem.
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