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Old 06-22-2003, 04:46 AM
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buffing compound questions

I looked in knowledge base couldn't find a answer,could someone explain the different types of "cuts" in buffing compounds and when to use them. After I've wet sanded I've used 3-m finesse-it-2 and buffed. I've seen fine cut,medium,heavy cut, I still use a standard buffer,are the orbital type good for this or just a matter of preference? thanks

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Old 06-22-2003, 01:16 PM
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Zonk, stick with a veriable speed circular buff.

The different grades of compound are just like liquid sandpaper. Heavey cut is for really agressive cutting, for when you have alot of imperfections. Medium is of course the mid row, and of course the last is the least agressive of the three. Use according to the amount of material you need to remove/buff out and of course the amount of imperfections.

3M Perfect-it line and finesse it line are very good, but they all must be used with the according system. Compunds, glazes, and buffing pads must all be used in the correct order according to the directions of that preticular line.

For just your regular everyday paint I'd use Meguires No.7, it buff out nicely. For your new paint I'd use 3M's perfect it line with a swirl remover at the end to "perfect" your finish. Have fun!

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Old 06-23-2003, 06:51 AM
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Hey, Zonk- I use Griot's out of Tacoma, Washington. They have a system with a Porter-Cable buffer and grades of polish complete with a guide book. They use foam pads as opposed to the 'woolies' and the finish is super smooth. I like it much better tham Maguires, but that is my preference- I've suggested it to people in the Des Moines area that show a lot and they love it. They have three polishes from coarse to fine as HK explained- like 'liquid sandpaper'- on my initial buff I only had to use the #2 and now only #3 to finesse the paint. Hope this helps. They are on the web and have a phone number for advice and catalog (I think it is free) or pm me- but I'm only on about once a week now... maybe see ya at Americruise??
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thanks for the tips, nobody explained that to me before
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