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Old 02-04-2013
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Default Polishing soft paint

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I'm new at auto detailing but real fascinated by the art (the beauty of the outcome) and was wondering what polishes would be best on softer paints like Hondas. I have read a lot of good things about the Meguiars M105/M205 tag team but not sure it's safe on soft paint jobs. I also read M80/M83 is also a good pair and Meguiars Ulimate Compound is a thing to look at. Mahalo's.
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The products you use will be determined by the paint condition and how flawless you want the finished job to be. A rule of thumb is to use the least aggressive products to get the job done the way you want it to look.
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megs 105/205 is a classic combo that works good. 205 and a med cut pad might be all you need for soft paints but it really depends on how deep the scratches are. Menzerna has been coming out with good polishes/compounds lately. Cant forget about Gtechniq P1 either. P1 is an all around polish that you vary the cut with by pad. You will find out over time which polishes suit you best with the type of machine you choose and you can vary your technique to adapt to different polishes.
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Hi everyone,
I'm new at auto detailing but real fascinated by the art (the beauty of the outcome) and was wondering what polishes would be best on softer paints like Hondas. I have read a lot of good things about the Meguiars M105/M205 tag team but not sure it's safe on soft paint jobs. I also read M80/M83 is also a good pair and Meguiars Ulimate Compound is a thing to look at. Mahalo's.
What color is your ride and do you own a buffer..if yes, what kind.
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It's purple and I have a PC 7424xp
Thanks for all the suggestions it is much greatly appreciated.
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It's purple and I have a PC 7424xp
Thanks for all the suggestions it is much greatly appreciated.
What size backing plate and pads are you using? If you are using a 6" bp with 6.5" pads I would highly recommend that you down size to a smaller pad. The PC doesn't have enough power to spin a larger pad. If you are only doing your personal car and the paint is in good condition, there is no point in going through the expense of the smaller bp and pads. BTW welcome to Pakshak.
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What size backing plate and pads are you using? If you are using a 6" bp with 6.5" pads I would highly recommend that you down size to a smaller pad. The PC doesn't have enough power to spin a larger pad. If you are only doing your personal car and the paint is in good condition, there is no point in going through the expense of the smaller bp and pads. BTW welcome to Pakshak.
I currently have a 6" bp w/ 6.5" pads. Im gonna take your advise and stick w/ what I have to keep some $$$ in my pockets. And thanks for the hospitality.
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You may want to take a look at Megs M101.
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