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Old 10-10-2005, 06:21 PM
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Buffing And Polishing New Paint.

I am sure that there are many threads similar to what I need but here goes. I painted my car recently with Nason polyurethane and no clear. I sanded the paint with 1000, 1500 and 2000 then started buffing with Meqiures Diamond Cut and a foam polishing pad. Then I went to Mequires fine cut and a foam finishing pad. I still se some scratches. My question is can I re block the area with 2000 then start the rebuffing process. I have a Porter-Cable polisher with a 1k to 4k RPM range. I am afraid of burning through but really think I may be stopping to soon. I start very slow and increase the RPM's using very little pressure. Do you think I need to be a little more aggressive with the speed and pressure. I was thinking with the foam pad that it is not as abrasive as a wool pad. Also I hear people talk about glaze after the diamond cut and fine cut. What is the glaze?

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Try stepping back to the Diamond Cut. I've been known to use it on a wool pad when there is a lot of buffing to do. The wool pad is more aggressive. Like anything, buffing takes practice.

Don't go back to the color sanding stage unless you think it is absolutely necessary.

Glaze will fill and hide any spiderweb fine scratches left in the paint. Generally they have little to no cutting action. If you have done a good job buffing and enough time has elapsed since the paint job, a good carnuba wax will serve the same purpose and last longer.
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With Mirror glaze you must must step down each step with the next product... Meaning you use the Diamond cut, then you use the Dual Action Cleaner polish... If you want to go deeper than that, then you use Swirl Remover, and for a show car they tell you to use hand polish for final step... That fine cut you are using is a light compound, you need the polishes to finish out your buffing..

As far as the pads are concerned if you use the maroon 7000 series pad for compound, then you will use the 8000 for the dual action and then the 9000 for the swirl remover..

If you use a wool pad then you will use the maroon 7000 for your dual action and the 8000 for your swirl remover

That is the only way you are going to use their products with good success... Trust me, been using mirror glaze too long....

Also if you do not wash between steps you will chase scratches forever... YOu must start each step clean, or you work the previos step back into the paint

Thats my 2 pints worth of info

Matthew
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